Since ‘Parachutes’ in 2000, Eat to the Beat have been involved with all Coldplay’s tours building a close relationship with the band, managers and crew across the USA and Europe.
In 2011 Coldplay embarked on their most recent tour, ‘Mylo Xyloto’. Once more, Eat to the Beat could be found backstage hard at work serving great food and service.
With 1 universal team travelling with the tour and 2 advance teams prepping the next location alternately, our crew could really hit the ground running with unrivalled efficiency. Working with Coldplay has always and hopefully will always be a pleasure.
Eat to the Beat have been involved with The Million Pound Drop since its inception in 2010 working on 5 series on location with Davina McCall and the rest of the team.
It has been a delight catering for a variety of tastes onsite at Three Mills Studios. From hearty Barnsley Lamb Chops served with New Potatoes, to the exotic Moroccan Chicken infused with Saffron & Honey, our crew really got creative.
Our relationship with Endemol has grown every year, allowing us to expand our expertise into other shows such as 10 O’clock Live and The Bank Job. With our fleet of kitchen trucks at the ready, we are able to cater almost anywhere!
A dressing room rider.
For some companies this phrase fills them with dread but not Eat to the Beat. Having worked around the world providing catering services for the past 30 years, Eat to the Beat have had every weird and wonderful request you could possibly imagine.
Whether it’s an American band seeking some home comforts, or a UK band hoping to take their favourite food on the road, we’ve got it covered. We aspire to meet the needs of every artist and ensure that their rider details are kept on a strictly need to know basis.
No matter how outlandish, give us your list and consider it done.
Google’s Zeitgeist conference is one of the most high-powered gatherings of business leaders, politicians and some of the world’s greatest thinkers.
Since its beginning in 2010, the UK Zeitgeist Conference has been held at The Grove Hotel, Watford and Eat to the Beat have provided catering services for the crew setting up the event every year since.
Eat to the Beat load in to site up to a week prior to the event. As so much activity goes on during the build up, the crew involved with the set up require a hearty lunch and dinner as well as some overnight meal services to keep them going!
Some might say the new ‘rock n’ roll’ is comedy, with some of the biggest names going on tour and regularly selling out arenas across the UK.
2011 saw ETTB provide catering for Lee Evans on his tour ‘Roadrunner’– can’t wait for his 2014 ‘Monsters’ tour!
In 2012 we were out on the road with Michael McIntyre for his UK tour spanning 71 shows over 107 days.
This year we have provided Russell Brand with his catering requirements during his shows at Hammersmith Apollo. Eddie Izzard took us on his European leg of his ‘Force Majeure’ world tour, with 45 shows in 64 days. Plus a UK tour with Micky Flanagan.
…We’ve had a laugh!
Eat to the Beat were initially called upon to cater for Justin’s first tour in 2011 by regular clients AEG live. We provided a selection of our trademark premium quality catering at 23 shows across Europe. In 2013 when Bieber returned to the UK, Eat to the Beat were on hand to provide the same specialist service in crew and artist catering. This tour gave ETTB the opportunity to excel as a company that relentlessly strives to provide the very best for our clients.
As the Bieber tour makes its way around Asia, our team based in Shanghai, are on hand to provide artists and crew catering for the tour whilst they play in Shanghai.
At Eat to the Beat we pride ourselves in being able to get the job done and get it done well with elegance, even in the most challenging of situations or locations.
In 2013, we celebrated our 25th year catering Reading Festival and we also enjoyed a very damp Leeds festival! As Luke Cowdell in Access All Areas put it, “Crew catering was in the middle of a running river!” Our kitchen flooded! Despite the somewhat soggy facilities, we supplied great catering as always.
Some might say we’re there more often than the rainclouds! But whatever the weather, we’ve got you covered for your breakfast, lunch and dinner.
ETTB have been catering for the Cirque teams across Europe, the UK & Asia since 2003. With extensive worldwide tours, ETTB’s expertise is crucial in ensuring the teams eat fresh, highly nutritious meals throughout.
We provide a home from home on the road working with Cirque most recently on Saltimbanco, Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour and Alegria. Throughout last Winter we also enjoyed the opportunity to cater Kooza during their stretch of shows at the Royal Albert Hall.
In our years of touring we have a recipe for just about everything and an everlasting passion for food that goes into every meal we make!
V Festival was first held in 1996. It is now held annually in Hylands Park, Chelmsford & Weston Park, Staffordshire. Eat to the Beat have been working with V fest since 2009. We also provide a team to work with Blink TV at stage 2.
In 2013 we provided V festival crew and artists with our trademark first-rate cuisine, dressing room catering and a very popular artist’s sweetie station! We served 20, 000 delectable meals which took 51 of Eat to the Beats finest caterers, including dedicated overnight staff.
ETTB were thrilled to cater for some of the biggest names in music including Beyonce, Kings of Leon, Stereophonics and Ellie Goulding.
We have fed AEG ALICIA KEYS AMY WINEHOUSE BARBRA STREISAND BBC BILL BAILEY CIRQUE DU SOLEIL COLDPLAY DAVID BOWIE EDDIE IZZARD FAITHLESS GLASTONBURY GOT TO DANCE IRON MAIDEN JAY-Z JUSTIN BIEBER LADY GAGA LIVE NATION MICHAEL MCINTRYE NIRVANA OFFSPRING QUEEN PRINCE READING and LEEDS ROGER WATERS STATUS QUO STRICTLY COME DANCING TAKE THAT THE EAGLES UB40 VAN HALEN WET WET WET THE XX YAZU ZZ TOP AND ALL THEIR CREW, MANAGERS, PROMOTERS, AGENTS, ROADIES, MOTHERS, GIRLFRIENDS, DOGS…
With their roots in the music and events industry, a film & TV division firmly established and 30 years experience catering around the world. Eat to the Beat are proud to have a client list that runs from A-Z. Working their way from location to location on film & TV shoots to worldwide music and production tours, one off shows and providing dressing room riders ETTB are known on site for their smiles, delicious & freshly cooked food. ETTB create a haven for artists, crew and production alike to relax in, creating a home from home – taking the corporate out of hospitality and working as extension to your team so all you have to do is enjoy the food & ambience.
Favourite Band/Artist: All the lovely people we work with
Favourite Drink: Strong Coffee
"What would Keith Richard's do?"
Favourite Event/Job: The Festival Season as a whole!
Strangest Thing Ever Eaten: Squirrel fed to me by Tony Laurenson
Guilty Pleasure: Wham's Greatest Hits
Signature Dish:Scrambled Eggs...tricky stuff!
Best Work Moment:Rolling Stones VIP Bar at Glastonbury
Can you cook:No, except for Crispy Paella
Greatest Achievement:Riding a Pot-Bellied Pig
Random Fact: Can Eat 3 Cream Crackers in 1 Minute without Water
Favourite Gig: Alt-J in Nottingham
Random Fact: Lady GaGa lookalike North Yorkshire Regional Finalist 2011
Best Piece of Advice: You don't suit leather trousers
Super Power: To turn into a dinosaur and scare people, it would also mean I wouldn't need to buy a fancy dress costume for a party
Signature Dish: Mini Egg Chocolate Brownies
Desert Island Item: Oli Sykes
Things that Baffle Me: People who wear Onesies in public
Favourite Event: V Festival 2013
"Just try not to be yourself"
George Orwell wrote about it, ‘Relax’ by Frankie Goes to Hollywood was number one and Eat to the Beat was born on February 7th. Touring with Joe Jackson, Iron Maiden and an In House catering contract.
1986 saw ETTB cater for Queen, UB40, Monsters of Rock at Donnington and Reading Festival for the first time!
Finally gave up on the Potato Oven! Catering for David Bowie and then Genesis at Wembley Stadium. Hunting of the Snark at the Royal Albert Hall. Tours for Wet Wet Wet and The Beastie Boys.
ETTB Film & TV division is created with the purchase of our first kitchen truck & our corporate hospitality division. 2 tours in Russia, Howard Jones & Frank Zappa amongst others.
Ran out of space in the garage so it’s time to move into our first industrial warehouse and office space! Highlight of the year, a new breed of festival the ‘Rare Agricultural Breed Tour’ (see what we did there!?)
ETTB catered for Roger Waters ‘The Wall’ in Berlin, Nelson Mandela at Wembley Stadium and Frank Sinatra all in the space of 12 months. PLUS Mary Shelley-Smith joins our Crew!
We’re off again, back to Russia with Rev. Billy Graham, touring with Nirvana and keeping Kylie Minogue’s famous derriere in shape on their tours. Global Infusion Group is formed.
Honoured and privileged!! ETTB win the inaugural LIVE! Award for Best Catering Company in the music business! Tours with Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Rush and Take That.
An eclectic year for ETTB – Noel Edmonds Garden Party, the Bolshoi Ballet with our Russian Chefs and then to Italy with a Kitchen Truck for Zucchero plus our second LIVE! Award. We love what we do!
Getting into the spirit of all things detective ETTB went on location with Poirot.
Tours included Blur, Garth Brooks, Elvis Costello and the Proclaimers. Plus of course our 10th Birthday!
A year of numbers – our 3rd kitchen truck – the Dining Bus, 15 rigs and 17 tours all out at one time in October. A Rolling Stones Show in Paris, plus an in house contract at Westway Studios.
Winning another LIVE! Award, Bonnie May left the road to work in the office and have a baby, Glastonbury and plenty of tours such as ZZ Top, Pulp and of course the Spice Girls.. What a year!!
A Star War’s party, Sonia’s Karaoke Challenge, our 4th LIVE! Award and Harrie May joins the world! Tours from Duran Duran at the rock and roll end of the scale to the truly glam, Dame Shirley Bassey.
ETTB get their name in the Guinness World Record Books for the largest bowl of spaghetti!! Catering for the MOBO Awards, Judas Priest and Stereophonics. e2B logistics is formed.
ETTB were on hand for the record breaking Comic Relief catering for Artists and Crew, which saw a fantastic £35 million raised. Star Wars tour, Party in the Park and Homelands Festival.
Catering at the Royal Military Tattoo, the Hampton Court Music Festival and tours with Duran, Duran, Barry Manilow and Prefab Sprout. We were also honoured with winning the final LIVE! Award.
Festival of the Sea, Harry Potter Press Junket and Peter Cook Tribute. Bjork, Coldplay, Elvis the Concert, Ash and Faithless to list a few, we’re not ones for resting on our laurels!
A year of ‘big one’s – the Golden Jubilee, 18 years working with Iron Maiden – here’s to many more, and Mary joins the office team leaving the road behind – well for the most part at least!
Fashion Rocks, Cirque du Soleil, Christina Aguilera, Eddie Izzard, The Eagles in the US and Daniel Bedingfield. Proud winners of the inaugural award for Favourite Caterer at the Total Production Awards.
…it’s Christmas? ETTB are proud to have been a part of Band Aid 20! Plus catering at the Vodafone Ball, Download and tours with White Stripes, Offspring, Norah Jones and the Eagles.
World Leaders at G8, crew and musicians at Live 8 ETTB fed people from all across the globe, won our 2nd TPI Award for Favourite Caterer and the Silver Event Award for Event Supplier of the Year.
We’re firm believers that if you love what you do it shows! TPI Favourite Caterer and Eventia Caterer of the Year. Tours galore, Barcelona for the Laureus Sports Awards & Lollapalooza in Chicago.
Our 21st Anniversary catering at Reading Festival, back in our usual spot at Glastonbury, on the road with Take That, Amy Winehouse and Mika. Plus facing the dragons, catering for Dragon’s Den on location.
Highlights in a paragraph: Coldplay, Leonard Cohen, Reading & Leeds, V Festival, Glastonbury, Big Chill, London Calling. 60 Minute Makeover, Dancing on Ice and a Total Production Award for Favourite Caterer.
…is the spice of life! From the London G20 Summit to Britain’s Got Talent, Varekai with Cirque du Soleil to Ultravox, Michael McIntyre, Pet Shop Boys and UB40 and another award for Favourite Caterer!
Catering for the Pope during his Papal Visit to the UK a little different to our Rock n Roll roots but all taken in our stride. A little more what you might expect to see – 30 Seconds to Mars, Cirque du Soleil and Tim Minchin.
We’re here to stay – very excited to be an in house caterer at the Merriweather Post Pavillion! Justin Bieber, Stereophonics & Bill Bailey also kept us busy.
We’ve got the triple gold without competing at the Olympics! TPI Favourite Caterer, Top Dog Best Caterer and the Arthur Award for Best Service Company. Lots of celebrating and lots of catering!
Back in 1984 when Eat to the Beat was born, Frankie Goes to Hollywood was Number 1, now in 2014 as the Opening Ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics takes place and with teams working across the globe. Eat to the Beat have celebrated their 30th Birthday. We’d like to say a BIG thank you to all our clients, crew, friends and of course family that have worked with us, alongside us and taken us on tours, festival sites and on location. Here’s to the next 30 years!!
Working with longstanding clients is a real pleasure for Eat to the Beat, in this instance we were on-site with Coldplay for their Under One Roof charity show. Supported by stars such as Lilly Allen and Robbie Williams, the event raised funds in aid of Kids Company, an incredible charity offering support for vulnerable children across London. Lead by experienced Coldplay crew: Heidi Barry, Jesse Davies and Anna Radin, and supported by the whole ETTB office, everyone was feeling the charitable spirit at this event.
Eat to the Beat were brought on board by ITV to provide all their catering requirements. As with many historic venues, there can be obstacles to overcome when producing a large scale event. In this instance, there was no facility at the Palladium for food to be cooked on-site. Therefore, Eat to the Beat provided a cost effective solution for our client that didn’t compromise on food quality, efficiency or service! Making use of the in-house kitchen at ETTB HQ, our team of chefs prepped, cooked, delivered hotboxes to the venue.
Following a memorable awards evening packed with networking and eating, two of our favourite pastimes, we’re proud to announce that we were the winners of the ‘Service Excellence’ category and runner up in our ‘Enterprising Business’ entry and. A category we’re very proud of winning, to be recognised by our peers and fellow business leaders for meeting the needs of our clients providing them with the best care possible.
When a line up comprises Mick Hucknall, Ronnie Wood, Van Morrison & Robert Plant, to name but a few, Eat to the Beat know it will be an event to remember.
Taking place at London’s iconic Royal Albert Hall, ETTB were brought on board by Live Nation, to provide artist and crew catering plus dressing room riders for all performers during the 4 day event with freshly cooked fare including honey roast gammon with apple gravy.
She’s been a judge on the voice, performed flawless sets at festivals across the UK, shaved her head for Comic Relief & most recently embarked on a sell out arena tour of the UK – it could only be Jessie J. A crew of 7 led by Susan Power made sure that each meal was prepared fresh using local ingredients including panfried lemon sole with potted brown shrimp & cockles during their stops in Bournemouth and deep apple pie & custard made with seasonal British apples!
You only have until Thursday to register your votes online for your favourites at www.tpiawards.com/voting/. The votes will decide the shortlist of nominations in areas including Production Manager of the Year and Favourite Catering Company. The TPi Awards will be held at the Novotel in Hammersmith on 10th February 2014. Voting for the TPi Awards is an open vote so we would encourage you to vote and pass the word on.
Its official, we are the newest beliebers in town. Justin Bieber was in Shanghai for show #134 of his ‘Believe’ world tour. After touring for such a long period of time, we made sure all of the production, crew, dancers and artists enjoyed some home comforts. A well balanced variety of western classics and chinese favourites were thoroughly enjoyed by the tour personnel and the packed out Mercedes-Benz arena was a huge success!
Across the pond, this summer has seen Eat to the Beat’s 6th year catering in-house at The Merriweather Post Pavilion, an outstanding amphitheatre nestled between Washington D.C. & Baltimore. This summer saw some fantastic artists and a whole host of hungry crew as they passed through Merriweather. With the likes of Imagine Dragons, The Killers, Lumineers, Fun, Marilyn Manson & The XX all performing, ETTB’s specialist team produced some quality home cooked meals such as barbeque beef brisket, mesquite salmon fillet and meatloaf with garlic mash.
Looking forward to seeing you if your passing through next summer!
Rounding off with one final spellbinding show, BBC Proms is a spectacular display of classical musical talent, taking shape as a season of performances throughout the summer. This year ETTB were ecstatic to be working with the BBC onsite at the Royal Albert Hall for the entirety of this event catering for their hardworking crew! However, our services didn’t stop at the Royal Albert Hall. ETTB were called upon by the BBC and our friends at Festival Republic to cater The Last Night of The Proms in both Hyde Park, London and at Caerphilly Castle in Wales.
Everyone knows an army marches on its stomach and at ETTB, we know TV crews do too!
Taylor Swift, Jessie J, Lawson and Will.I.Am, The Saturdays – the list goes on. The Capital Summertime Ball is not to be missed and is a teenagers dream! Working alongside AEG ETTB were onsite for 9 days at Wembley Stadium providing 3 meals a day for the crew working on the event and a rolling buffet in artist catering for performers and their guests on show days. A resounding success for AEG in the festival’s third year, the weekend saw thousands of spectators, some amazing acts and a fantastic atmosphere – at ETTB we loved it!
Right off to pack for Ellie Goulding, Jessie J and Lawson tours now…
ETTB were thrilled to once again to be working alongside ITV, catering for the crew of 60 Minute Makeover! Catering from one of our kitchen trucks means that ETTB can be onsite and cooking breakfast within minutes – making for a very happy crew – just what we like! Running from April to August ETTB provided 30 sporadic days of catering for all those involved. None of which could have been possible without, of course, help from Carl Machin – 60MM Designer turned Prep Chef for the daily task of #CarlsJob.
ETTB were lucky enough once again to have worked with AEG Live on the European leg of the Alicia Keys world tour this year. We provided a remarkable team of 6 catering crew, lead by the exceptional Susan Power, who’s been working with ETTB since 1990. With a passion for food that developed before she could walk, this tour was left in more than capable hands. Serving the full breakfast, lunch & dinner plus dressing room requirements throughout 24 shows in 10 cities, our crew remained dedicated to satisfying every appetite, every day from beginning to end.
Having done more tours with Iron Maiden than we can count, we were very happy & honoured to be yet again the solo caterer for Iron Maiden’s European leg of their 2013 world tour. This year, older & not necessarily wiser but with a great working relationship, we were off again across Europe during May. ETTB like working with Iron Maiden so much, Tony once let Bruce Dickinson shave his head!
Following a dazzling tour of North America, Barbra Streisand made her way to Europe for a 12 day whistle stop tour. Eat to the Beat were delighted to be working with Live Nation again to provide exceptional catering along the way. Prior to the tour kicking off, ETTB provided catering for a week of rehearsals in London, giving us plenty of time to memorise and adapt to the tastes of everyone involved. ETTB thoroughly enjoyed providing a home away from home on this tour with freshly cooked meals locally sourced in each city.
The tickets sell out in a matter of minutes to thousands of excited punters. Pop stars and rock stars alike all love performing at Glastonbury! And here at ETTB we love catering Glastonbury too! Our 15th anniversary at Glastonbury Festival was marked in 2013 and we were honoured to work with EnTEEtainment Ltd catering the ‘Pyramid’ & ‘Other’ stages. We also worked alongside BBC and Aggreko catering their compounds onsite. 20,000 meals and a lot of washing up later, we packed up our 4 purpose built kitchens from all areas of Glasto.
Contracted by Princess Productions to provide crew catering for an exciting new television series called ‘The Face’ with presenter `Naomi Campbell on location in Model HQ, Tanner Street, London. ETTB catered throughout filming during May and the second stretch which ran from May through to June. With no onsite kitchen, this was the perfect job for one of our self contained kitchen trucks. The expertise and diversity of our crew’s abilities shone through on the menus, ETTB had all taste buds tingling on this job.
The Royal Princess – named by Kate Middleton & launched in a lavish, traditional boat naming ceremony at Ocean Terminal, Southampton Docks. With performances from Natasha Bedingfield and a royal appearance from HRH Duchess of Cambridge it was a case of all hands on deck. Eat to the Beat provided our wealth of expertise in the shape of catering lunch and dinner as well as managing hospitality in the press room. ETTB were lucky enough to stay on The Royal Princess itself for a week while onsite doing what we do best!
Global Infusion Group are always looking for people to come and join our crew team.
Site Leaders: Responsible for the overall event on site. Our Leaders run their teams and liaise with our clients as well as dealing with Health and Safety, food ordering and budgets.
Chefs: We use all grade chefs to make up our teams whether you are starting out as a Commis up to Head Chefs.
Front of House Team: We are looking for enthusiastic hard working caterers who are proud to serve some of the best food and drink in this industry.
Kitchen Porters: An essential part of any kitchen team.
Drivers: We have a fleet of vehicles that are used on location. We need drivers for our fleet from Sprinters up to 18 tonnes.Apply for this job
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With over 90,000sqf of warehousing e2B safely and securely store a huge array of event equipment, sampling products and stock.
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In an increasingly fragmented media environment, brands require creative solutions. Bringing together top flight industry professionals from the Product Placement & Event sectors, Brand Infusion achieves effective, accountable brand exposure.
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Neil Armishaw (the original Globe Girl) Director of Globestar Management has brought together some of London’s finest performers to make your event simply amazing. Globestar always provides “entertainment with experience”.
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With a wide base of experience covering retail items; the provision of canapés and finger food for hotels and restaurants; on site location catering; Dunes Catering are the indisputable choice when selecting a caterer to exceed your expectations.