Chester Racecourse wins prestigious National Catering Award
12th October 2011
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Chester Racecourse has won a prestigious award for Overall Excellence in Racecourse Catering at the National Racecourse Catering Awards, sponsored by Piper Heidsieck Champagne.  The awards which recognise the high level of catering excellence that are achieved at racecourses throughout the UK took place at York Racecourse on Friday. 

The team from Chester also picked up the award for Best Bar at a Racecourse for Ruinart at The Roof above 1539 Restaurant & Bar.  The Roof is a private members bar during race meetings, but is open all year round for lunch, drinks and private functions.  1539 Restaurant was also shortlisted for the Best Fine Dining Experience at the national awards.  A further three catering concepts were also shortlisted  in other categories.

Richard Thomas, Chief Executive for Chester Race Company  commented; “This award is testament to everybody’s hard work over the last couple of years since we made the decision to bring the catering in-house.  We have made significant improvements to our catering offering during this period from our range of private hospitality packages to our high quality food concepts in the Paddock.”

Phil Dougherty, General Manager for Chester Race Company added; “It was great to have the opportunity to attend the awards ceremony and represent the Racecourse.  It is always good to be recognised nationally for our efforts and the team are very proud to be achieving this award’.

For further information, please contact:
Alex Jarvis at Chester Racecourse on 01244 304641/07850 509675 or

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