Catering opportunities open at Olympic Park

The owners of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park are on the hunt for catering specialists to fill a number of spots at the park once the Games are over.

The Olympic Park
The Olympic Park

The London Legacy Development Corporation is looking for a food and beverage managing agent and an operator for an 80-seat café and events space in the north of the site.

The food and beverage agent will be responsible for attracting and maintaining operators in a range of spaces across the park, which could also include pop up bars, restaurants and food festivals say the corporation.

Across the 560-acre site, there will be two permanent cafes and four permanent kiosks. There is also scope for a further café close to the bridge to Westfield Stratford City, a floating restaurant on the waterways, and a large restaurant or bar on the highest point in the Park known as the Belvedere.

The café has space for up to 80 diners including outdoor seating, and has two flexible areas for events covering 150sqm opening out on to a lawn.

Businesses will be able to register the interest at a meet the buyer event on 12 July.

Andrew Altman, chief executive of the London Legacy Development Corporation said: "We want people to be drawn to the park because the food on offer is glorious. These two unique roles will be instrumental in bringing that vision to fruition. We want to provide a vibrant mix of eateries across the park that reflect East London and are as much an attraction for visitors as our fantastic venues, year-round events programming and beautiful open spaces." 

As previously reported in Event, the park will open in phases from July 2013, starting with the North Park and expanding to the whole site by Spring 2014.

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