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GIG…fyi support stars at Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time Hyde Park

Catering specialists GIG…fyi provided food and refreshments for dozens of artists who performed at the Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time Hyde Park festival.

GIG…fyi, part of Chesham-based Global Infusion Group, one of the UK’s premier catering, logistics and brand support companies, were appointed by leading outdoor entertainment company AEG Live to take care of the back-stage requirements of the star-studded line-up appearing in a series of concerts from July 1-10.

Highlight of this year’s festival was an amazing 4-hour long show by the magnificent Stevie Wonder marking the 40th anniversary of his iconic album ‘Songs in the Key of Life’. Other star names who performed at Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time Hyde Park included Take That, Mumford & Sons, Florence and the Machine and Carole King.

GIG…fyi served up over 2,500 meals to artists, their entourages and bands from a bespoke dining marquee that was transformed into a summertime garden. The GIG…fyi crew were on site for all 10 days of the festival providing a full range of refreshments including hot and cold drinks and snacks, working 24-7 to ensure food was available around-the-clock for stars and support teams arriving overnight.

GIG…fyi’s temporary kitchen served hundreds of full English breakfasts with cereals, yogurts, fresh whole and cut fruit and fresh breads. Throughout the day the chefs provided a rolling buffet for lunches.

As well as manning the restaurant, GIG…fyi’s team also serviced the artists’ dressing rooms. In addition to the food and drinks it also supplied all of the decor, dining furniture, buffet set up, service ware and some of the lighting.

Katy Turner, GIG…fyi’s Operations Manager,said: “This was our fourth successive year supporting Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time Hyde Park which is one of our favourite events of the season. There was a fabulous line-up of stars including the legendary Stevie Wonder for us to feed. We can’t wait to be back again next year!”

About Global Infusion Group
Originally launched in 1984 as Eat to the Beat – an artist, production and crew catering business specialising in backstage catering services for music, entertainment, film and TV industries – the company has catered many of the biggest names in the entertainment world.Eat to the Beat provides backstage catering support for international tours, major festivals such as Glastonbury and Reading, concert venues and TV and film locations. Additional divisions were added to the Eat to the Beat brand as the business evolved and diversified and now includes a bespoke corporate & private party planning, catering and event design division (GIG…fyi)since 1988; global sport and automotive event catering (GIG SPORT) since 2002 and a logistics and brand support division to promote predominantly food and drink products (e2B Logistics) since 1997. All divisions trade under the umbrella of Global Infusion Group which has its UK headquarters in Chesham, Bucks. The company has catered functions at iconic locations such as Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street to the Great Wall of China and the more remote; the Ice Fields of Inner Mongolia. GIG were also on site providing catering at London 2012 and Sochi 2014 Olympic Games.GIG has established international offices in California, United States, Qatar, Middle East and Shanghai, China catering across Asia and the Far East. It is soon to open a branch in Brazil to service the South American market. The group employs around 170 full-time staff world-wide supported by up to 3,000 freelance professional specialists to support the hundreds of global events and functions it works at each year.

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18th July 2016