By Angela Green
Levy Ireland has announced being awarded a 10-year contract extension to provide hospitality services at The Convention Centre Dublin.
Fitzers Catering originally won the contract back in 2010 when the venue first opened. Supporting local suppliers and creating fresh seasonal menus was a mainstay throughout the long-standing relationship, and will continue to be so under Levy Ireland, which is a partnership between Fitzers Catering and Levy’s Irish business, formed in 2022.
Levy Ireland Culinary Director, Lenny Fearon, and his culinary team work hard to create bespoke, memorable experiences for The CCD guests. This includes transforming The Forum exhibition area, into a street food market for a huge corporate event, serving authentic dishes from across the globe to guests.
The CCD already boasts accreditations for Event Sustainability Management ISO 20121 and Environmental Standards ISO 14001, and a key priority for The CCD and Levy Ireland will be a continued focus on how to minimise environmental impact, ensuring a climate conscious and sustainable operation.
Levy Ireland will work with The CCD on Climate Net Zero targets which include the exclusive use of Irish meat, free-range eggs, and seasonal vegetables on menus, plus all desserts will be 100% plant-based by 2024.
Levy Ireland Managing Director, Barry Storey, said: “We are thrilled to extend our amazing relationship with The Convention Centre Dublin. With tens of thousands of guests walking through its doors each year, it’s an honour to have the opportunity to serve delectable menus which shine a light on Ireland’s fantastic local produce, especially to international visitors.
“Levy Ireland look forward to continuing on this journey and have some exciting plans to enhance the guest experience, ensure we make a positive impact on the planet, all while continuing to deliver the best hospitality experience with our incredibly talented team.”
Levy UK + Ireland Managing Director, Jon Davies, commented: “It is great to partner with another leading business which shares the same values. We are proud to have The Convention Centre Dublin in the Levy portfolio and look forward to continuing this successful partnership for many years.”
Stephen Meehan, Chief Executive at The Convention Centre Dublin, noted: “We are delighted to extend our partnership with the Levy Ireland team. After 13 successful years together, we look forward to continuing to work with the team as they delight our clients and delegate with the best of sustainable Irish produce and food.”