AEV Catering Working Group elect new chair and vice-chair

The Association of Event Venues (AEV) Catering Working Group have announced the appointment of a new chair and vice-chair.

The new chair of the Catering Working Group is Amy Chong, head of food and beverage at ExCeL London. This appointment comes after Chong served as vice-chair to Jamie Anderson, the venue director for SEC Food.

Additionally, the AEV has announced that Natalie Kendall the general manager for events & hospitality, Centreplate UK at ACC Liverpool,  has been elected as vice-chair of the group.

Amy Chong, chair of the Catering Working Group

AEV Catering Working Group meets throughout the year to examine, share and discuss the needs and provision of venue catering and supporting activities. The group has recently completely revised the catering section of its eGuide, in order to make sure it follows the latest regulatory and legal changes.

Amy Chong said: “It’s a privilege to chair the AEV Catering Working Group, which has gained quite a bit of momentum over the last 12 months, working cross-association with the AEO, and also between working groups, discussing key topics that are important to the industry. I am looking forward to our next meeting where we will be able to share these conversations and generate new ideas with other venue members.”

Natalie Kendall added: “I am absolutely thrilled to have been elected vice-chair of the AEV Catering Working Group. I am looking forward to working alongside our new chair Amy to drive the group forward; promoting best practice, innovation and sustainability across all our wonderful venues. I cannot wait to get started!”

Natalie Kendall, vice-chair of Catering Working Group

AEV director, Rachel Parker, commented: “Amy has proven her skills as vice-chair over the last 12 months, and I have no doubt that the Catering Working Group will go from strength to strength under her guidance. It’s also a pleasure to see Natalie elected to the post of vice-chair, and I’m confident her expertise and experience will prove to be great assets to the chair and the group in general.

“The group’s pivotal revision of the eGuide’s catering section is proof positive that the Catering Working Group, and our many other Working Groups, are setting the standard for venue operations.”

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