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 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 31 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’!
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 YAZOO 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 31 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
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
Guilty Pleasure: Black & White films and 60s music
Super Power: Invisibility – so I can sneak into places
Win a Million? Buy a house and travel across America
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
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!
An award winning year for ETTB, as we received the award for the ‘Best Crew/Artist Catering’ at the Festival Supplier Awards. We continue to build our client base, whilst continuing loyal relationships with those we have worked with since the start! Drake’s (UK & US) tour and Lady Gaga’s artRave: THE ARTPOP Ball tour were definite highlights for 2014!
ETTB party like its 1984, as we celebrate 31 years on the road! Who would have thought it, all them years ago – 1 rig, 1 man… Thank you to everyone, including our clients, crew, friends & family who has worked alongside us on this successful journey! We’re excited to see what the next 31 years have in store for us.
A game of knowledge, skill and tactics hosted by the lovely Ben Shephard; ITV’s Tipping Point is centred on an extraordinary machine filled with counters worth thousands of pounds, giving players the chance to walk away with a healthy sum of money! ETTB are delighted to be catering series six of the show and will be doing so until December 2015. Making us even happier, we can now play along with their #TippingPointAPP so get involved, or why not apply for the show @RDFtelevision.com for your chance to take part!
#Teameattothebeat… just call us RAMBLERS! What a rockin’ weekend we had at this year’s Ramblin’ Man Fair; the festival of rock – prog – country and blues! This celebration is bought to the stage by The Rock Collective & TeamRock and the gorgeous Mote Park in Maidstone was chosen as the ideal backdrop for this year’s fair! A cracking’ menu including Smoked Haddock Fish Cake, Pork Belly and Griddled Chicken kept crew & artists happy throughout the weekend and guess what… Super early bird weekend tickets are on sale NOW for 2016!
Set in the grounds of Rochester castle, this year Blue & Billy Ocean where amongst the stars performing at the four-day music festival that is truly one of a kind! ETTB were brought on board for another year, and a strong team of 4 led by Richard Huggins ensured top-notch meals were on offer from beginning to end! Sara Cox, BBC radio 2’s DJ took a great snap of our food set-up and posted it to her twitter & Instagram page! @sarajcox ‘Gotta love backstage catering. Here’s a roadie grabbing some grub before dashing off to tune a guitar or something. Probably’.
2015 marks Eat To The Beat’s 8th year across the pond catering in-house at Merriweather Post Pavilion, and boy is this year a good one!! Fall Out Boy, The Decemberists and Florence and the Machine are just a few names among the A-list line up that are performing at #MPP this summer, and our team in the US are on hand serving show-stopping meals to please! Each show is incredible and the team are excited to be spending another sunny summer at such a special venue.
After the roaring success of John Bishop’s Christmas Show, this year he is returning, bringing a new 8 part comedy entertainment series to BBC1! Recorded at the iconic Hackney Empire. Each week John introduces his favourite comedy, music and variety acts from across the globe and ETTB are feeding them! Throughout June & July guests such as Rita Ora, James Bay and Riverdance grace the stage to perform live and our much-loved Patrick Quilligan & ETTB are on hand to ensure hearty meals are served and bellies are kept full to keep the show rolling!
As the line-up was announced featuring some of the biggest name in the business such as Kanye West, Florence and the Machine and The Who, it is that time of year again for an ETTB army to put their wellies on and head back down to Worthy Farm, to keep the crew and artists fed – throughout the build-up and load-out phases. Over the main festival days we served up to a total of 16,000 meals, to crew & artists and the BBC TV & radio broadcasting crews, but no sweat; Glastonbury is no unfamiliar territory for ETTB, as Glasto 2015 was our 17th year catering the fest!
This year the famous O2 Arena is home to The Salvation Army International Congress, marking The Salvation Army’s staggering 150th anniversary! Salvationists are welcomed to The O2 to commemorate the past, celebrate the present and innovate the future, and ETTB are honoured to be able to cater for this tremendous event. Michelle Bearsby-Lewis and Jo Tucker will lead our dedicated team to ensure delicious, freshly-prepared meals are served throughout the congress that mark’s such a significant date in history.
As thousands gather to explore Eden Project & witness world-class bands and artists perform such as Elton John, Paloma Faith & Spandau Ballet, it is ETTB who are heading to Cornwall to cater for the outstanding Eden Sessions. The natural amphitheatre and beautiful biomes play host to Eden Sessions and thousands gather to enjoy the sensational live music! Our crew leader Jo Tucker and a dedicated ETTB team are on site throughout June and July providing crew & artist catering to some of the biggest names in the business. http://www.edensessions.com/
It’s been a busy year for Ariana Grande & as the worldwide, multi-platinum-selling artist embarked on her worldwide tour this year, it was ETTB who took care of the crew & artist catering at three of Ariana’s shows on her ‘Honeymoon Tour’. Our hard-working team were onsite at London’s O2 Arena, Birmingham’s Barclaycard Arena & Manchester Arena catering for every appetite! Ariana’s violinist tweeted us ‘@ChrysantheWorld: I really must thank @Eattothebeat for truly epitomizing catering! Going above and beyond to provide us with amazing food’.
This year it was Norwich who were lucky enough to host the action-packed weekend of live music & performances! An ETTB army headed down to Norwich to take care of the crew & artist catering – keeping bellies full and everyone happy! We love working with local suppliers and Norwich’s fantastic Macarons and More delivered a #MacMix box full of delicious treats to us, for every dressing room. We had so many nice tweets @FulcrumProjects ‘They chose well! Always the best #crewcatering’! Nice one Radio 1, you done it again! Thanks for having us.
This year, the BBC Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular made its UK debut and musically invaded stages across the country! The live UK tour landed on earth in May 2015 and ETTBeat had the pleasure of catering the thrilling tour. The BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Chorus of Wales, performed across thirteen dates all conducted by the talented Ben Foster and hosted by the brilliant fifth doctor, Peter Davison. In some of our favourite venues across the UK, we ensured we exterminated all hunger with fresh and tasty meals throughout!
Across the pond this summer, we’re spending our 8th year catering in-house at the incredible Merriweather Post Pavilion, nestled within 40 acres, known as Symphony Woods in the US. The summer kicked off in real Rock ‘n’ Roll style, as the 2 day M3 Rock Festival rolled into Merriweather for the 7th year. Our team in the US served up some tasty home cooked meals including Maple Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin and Cajun Chicken & Pepper Skewers – as we say at Eat to the Beat, it doesn’t matter who you are, we’ll feed you like a star!
As Graham Norton took to the stage yet again to host the 2015 House of Fraser BAFTAs, ETTB were thrilled to return to the awards for the fifth consecutive year, to cook up a storm and feed the Whizz Kid crew at the Theatre Royal, London. Jo Tucker led our hard-working team to remain dedicated to satisfying every appetite, every day, from start to finish! Thanks again for having us, it’s a winning night for us too!
Eat to the Beat were incredibly proud to be a part of the Poppy Legion VE Day celebrations this year, marking a staggering 70 years since the end of the Second World War. The ETTB team led by Lyn Smith, were onsite providing crew & artist catering for #VEDay70 and the ‘A Party to Remember’ concert; artists included the classical sensation Katherine Jenkins & Alfie Boe who put on heartfelt performances. Throughout the parade & festivities, the Royal British Legion were tweeting #VEDay70 #KissforVEDay and thousands showed their support.
The popular TV show ‘The Chase’ first aired in 2009, where contestants try and beat the Chasers who are some of the best brains in Britain. Eat to the Beat have been feeding the crew and contestants onsite at Elstree Studios for the past few series. Our crew leader Neil Holmes who has run the job throughout, makes sure that freshly prepared meals are served for the hungry crew and contestants onsite.
The popular 1980s video game The Legend of Zelda made its appearance at Wembley Arena much to the fans delight. The show consisted of a truly unique experience from one of the world’s most loved game franchises, with an orchestra and video presentation from the rich storyline. Our lovely team; Susan Coll, Patrick Quilligan and Genti Hoxha made sure that the crew and Orchestra were catered for before their outstanding performance.
The Brit Award Winner was off again on her latest tour around the UK with Eat to the Beat behind her once again feeding Paloma and all of her crew and band. Our 3 women tour consisted of: Rachel Collins, Sally Cureton and Sarah Money, who served up delicious meals not only for her tour but also for her rehearsals as well. Once again thank you to Paloma Faith and her team for having us and see you again soon!
The naming ceremony was orchestrated by Under the Radar which chose ETTB to take care of its large technical crew responsible for all aspects of the build-up to the spectacular event. The assignment involved a ten-strong team from ETTB providing meals & refreshments for several hundred technicians, talent & press over the launch. The naming celebration took place on a specially constructed stage on the Southampton dock adjacent to the Britannia berth. More than 1,500 guests attended including politicians, business leaders, travel industry executives & celebs.
Virtually Famous made its debut in July 2014, however for season 2 Eat to the Beat were onsite at Elstree studios feeding the crew for the new series. Our two man team who served our yummy lunch and dinner meals received a tweet from our lovely client who posted the following ‘First record menu in from @Eattothebeat think I’m going to need a diet after this show #yum’. If you haven’t checked out Virtually Famous yet, make sure you do! It’s full of laughs as a comedy panel shares their views on the weird and wonderful online sensations!
GOLD!!! Is one way to describe going on tour with the 1980s New Romantic Group that is Spandau Ballet on their ‘Soulboys of the Western World’ live tour. Eat to the Beat were delighted to be on tour feeding the lovely guys along with all the crew within the UK and Europe where they serenaded their fans. We would just like to say a huge thank you to our hard working team, Susan, Jamie, Pauline and Lulu on their month long tour!
We were pleased to be a part of the return spectacular in-the-round production of Puccini’s Madame Butterfly performance. ETTB made sure that the Madame Butterfly crew were fed and refreshed. Our 5 man team consisted of Rachel Collins, Alison Jeoffrey, Stephen James, Andrew Hinckley and Pinto Osemwengie to make delicious meals for everyone, including Joss Bundy who tweeted ‘@Eattothebeat thank you for keeping this stage manager going while at @RoyalAlbertHall for @RaymondGubbay Madame Butterfly #fulltum #happy’.
Every time we are on tour with Strictly Come Dancing we feel we are a part of one big family. We have had such wonderful comments from everyone via Twitter and Instagram, commenting on how much they love our food. All the dancers, hosts and guys behind the scenes are such a delight to work for. Our hard working team was led by Alicia Boardman who made sure our team constantly made yummy food for all to enjoy. We would just like to thank everyone involved in this tour and see you guys again soon! Also go check out our story on ‘Event Industry News’ website!
One way to start the year is by feeding the lovely guys from the American heavy metal band, Slipknot. We enjoyed every moment on tour with these guys and their supports, feeding them around the UK and EU for their ‘Prepare For Hell Tour’. Our Team: Soozie Coll, David Lesh, Ian Tomlinson, Richard Huggins & Rose Ellis made sure everything ran smoothly and that delicious food was served including home comforts like the traditional Roast Dinner. Thanks again to all our team and everyone on the tour for having us!
Eat to the Beat were delighted to be catering again for the fabulous performers of Cirque Du Soliel’s, Kooza show held at the Royal Albert Hall. Delightful, freshly prepared food was served to the crew and performers who were involved within the show, with load in starting on Boxing Day! Our crew led by the impeccable Michelle Bearsby-Lewis made sure that a smooth operation was run throughout until February, before the show headed off to Switzerland.
Eat to the Beat were once again on the road with the fabulous Jessie J for her UK Academy Tour. We were delighted to be feeding the singer songwriter and the crew once again, making them their home from home food whilst on tour. Our two chefs, Pauline Austin and Jamie Morris made sure that Jessie and the crew were served freshly prepared meals throughout the day. #teameattothebeat #ettb
We were very excited to be a part of the car launch release for the new Fiat 500 X which was held at the Copperbox in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Spectators watched as Dynamo unleashed ‘The Power of X’ with a spectacular magical live show which revealed the new Fiat. ETTB made sure that all the crew behind the show including Dynamo were fed scrummy meals throughout the day.
Tonight Harry we’re going to be… catering for the crew and contestants on the new series of Stars In Their Eyes. The popular TV show which first aired in 1990 is back once again and we’re proud to be part of it. Our lovely team led by our crew leader ‘Lyn Smith’ were onsite throughout working within one of our kitchen trucks. #teameattothebeat
In January 2015, regeneration of Earls Court will bring to an end an illustrious 80 year history of events at one of London’s most iconic venues. The inaugural BBC Music Awards was one of the last events to take place here and featured performances from some of the most talented musicians. Eat to the Beat was proud to be providing crew and artist catering with dressing room requirements throughout the event with many enjoying our services again! An amazing first year for the awards and a great event to be a part of.
Eat to the Beat were excited to see Andy Roddick and Fernando Gonzalez make their debut at the Statoil Masters Tennis tournament; where Billie Jean King and Sir Elton John joined forces to stage the annual Mylan World Team Tennis Smash Hits tennis charity event for the first time outside the US in its 22-year history. Michelle Bearsby-Lewis made sure another catering run went smoothly feeding players, VIP’s, Guests and Tournament staff. Winter Beef and Old Speckled Hen casserole was a highlight!
Across the pond in America we looked after the lovely London boys that are Bastille making sure they had all their home comforts. This was the first time ETTB toured with the band in the US. Led by our crew leader Soozie Coll. Soozie and the team made sure all the band and crew food was freshly prepared and that the boys got the most dangerous Hot Sauce that we could find as request on their rider! We served some delicious home-made desserts and we hoped they enjoyed the tour as much as we did.
Eat to the Beat was once again on the road with Lady Gaga in the UK and EU for her artRAVE: The ARTPOP Ball tour. We were delighted to be looking after the Lady Gaga tour and crew, especially over Halloween when our team dressed up and created a spooky set of ghoulish treats such as our “Murdah Cake”. Our team worked hard to serve over 10,000 meals across the 28 shows.
For what would sadly be the final time, the legendary Lee Evans delivered his energetic stand-up to packed out arenas across the UK on a mammoth 65 date tour this year. Wrapping up his Monsters tour, Lee announced his retirement from live comedy and will be sorely missed by Eat to the Beat who have been lucky enough to look after him and his team on the road since 2008. Another incredible tour marked by an emotional end and of course we wish him and the team all the best with everything they do in the future. Thanks for the laughs Lee!
It’s been a busy year for the fabulous Paloma Faith with praises and accolades piling up for her Platinum-selling 2014 album ‘A Perfect Contradiction’. Her Autumn Tour kicked off in October to elated audiences around the UK. In some of our favourite venues, Eat to the Beat made sure Paloma and her team were well looked after – we especially enjoyed the #derekfudgechallenge on Twitter! Sarah Money and Sally Cureton as always did an outstanding job, a pleasure to have them on #teameattothebeat
Eat to the Beat were delighted once again, to cater for Fat Freddy’s Drop over from New Zealand to perform an amazing show at Ally Pally on the 18th October 2014. We thought it would only be fitting to have our two very own Kiwi’s, Chris and Steve, cook some soul food for the band before they headed straight back off on their tour bus to Brussels and Paris to continue their tour. The amazing shot above was taken by Shanon Moratti Photography.
One of the world’s most renowned festivals, Glastonbury celebrated its 44th birthday this year! With the traditional weather and a great line up the festival was one to remember. As always, Eat to the Beat had a great time on-site working hard serving up over 18,000 meals during 31 days spent on-site. Working closely with EnTEEtainment Ltd, Eat to the Beat catered for the ‘Pyramid’ Stage crew & artists, ‘Other’ Stage crew & artists as well as BBC & Aggreko Crew with over 47 caterers on-site.
The Monty Python stars have reunited for a string of shows at the O2, London. Prior to their live shows, the Python team had 23 days of rehearsals at one of London’s top rehearsal studios, LH2. Eat to the Beat were brought in to provide crew catering with a team led by Rachel Collins, serving up delicious meals each day during the course of both the rehearsals and shows.
The homecoming of Kasabian, one of the world’s biggest and best live acts around, saw the band play their ‘Summer Solstice’ gig at Victoria Park, Leicester. Ahead of their Glastonbury headline slot the band turned up the heat and played a set composed of tracks from each of their 5 albums. Eat to the Beat were honoured to caterer at such a landmark concert which saw us supply catering during the whole event, including the TV filming in a Kitchen Truck.
This year Lorde, the rising superstar hailing from New Zealand announced two rare UK shows. Eat to the Beat were on hand to cater for the crew, Lorde and her entourage when they played at the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire & 02 Academy Brixton in June. Being only the second time that Lorde has performed in the UK since her chart smashing hit ‘Royals’ was released, the shows were a complete sell out!
Something that most people don’t know about Eat to the Beat is that not only do we provide catering around the world for tours, festivals & other events, but that we also provide personal chefs to tours and artists alike. This time around our experienced leader Kylie Morris set off on tour with ZZ Top as they gigged their way across Europe playing 16 different shows during the European leg. Kylie was on hand to cater for Billy, Frank & Dusty, ensuring Billy got his share of chilli filled food!
Working with Got to Dance since the very beginning; Eat to the Beat joined the crew once again at the beautiful Camden Roundhouse for a jam packed, nine day stint. Our much loved Michelle Bearsby-Lewis and head chef Patrick Quilligan, along with the other great members of the team provided some spectacular meals and look forward to doing it all again when the live shows return later on in the summer.
Eat to the Beat have been back on the road for the sixth consecutive year, following Peter Andre and the 60 Minute Makeover crew around the nation in one of their kitchen trucks. Our team, headed up by Rob Hannon have been providing the crew with hearty meals to keep their paint brushes brushing!
It’s the TV series that sees contestants try and stay ahead at all times! We have catered for two previous series’ at Teddington Studios in a kitchen truck and as The Chase begins filming their 8th series at Elstree Studios, ETTB are back on board this time in a rig kitchen. Our crew leader Neil Holmes made sure that breakfast and lunch are freshly prepared and ready on time, plus an afternoon tea for the contestants.
When you think of Barry Manilow, sequins, feathers and fun spring to mind and his latest UK tour certainly didn’t disappoint.
Led by Bridget Jenkins, a team of 4 lovely ETTB caterers made sure everyone was kept energized throughout. Serving up the full works with a variety of fresh and healthy options every day along with dressing room riders and a specifically prepared meal for Mr Manilow himself.
Held at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland, packed full of ‘Rock n Roll’ M3 Rock Festival was a raging success! Fresh from the Tool tour across the US & kick starting our 7th season at Merriweather ETTB led by Soozie Coll & supported by Ross, Sarah & Noah provided artists and crew with delicious catering. The 2-day festival attracted over 8,500 festival goers.
Global Infusion Group incorporating Eat to the Beat, GIG…fyi, …e2B… & GIG SPORT – are honoured to announce that they have received a Queen’s Business Award for Enterprise in International Trade, given only to companies or individuals who are outstanding in their field. Judged on continuous achievement in international trade, GIG would like to say a big thank you to all of our crew, clients and suppliers for all the support, dedication and hard work over the last 30 years!
From all of us at Eat to the Beat and GIG we hope you have an egg-cellent Easter Weekend filled with plenty of lovely things to eat!
And don’t forget…chocolate is not just for Easter!
One of the UK’s most popular venues , the O2 is a regular stop on the arena tour circuit and somewhere Eat to the Beat know well!
In the past month ETTB have been cooking away at the O2 on 6 tours providing a home from home on the road and at the O2! With 6 of our catering crews providing over 1,800 meals in 10 nights to Drake, Backstreet Boys, Miranda Hart, Tinie Tempah, The Wanted & Jack Whitehall’s tours!
Tinie Tempah is one of the UK’s leading hip hop & grime artists. He kick started his UK tour in late March and played a total of 11 shows with Eat to the Beat providing catering for artist, crew and entourage throughout. Support acts included; DJ Fresh, Wiz Kid and Krept & Konan.
‘Our Gay Wedding: The Musical’ was one of the first same sex marriages to take place in the UK and Channel 4 televised the musical production of the occasion. Hosted at Alexandra Palace, London, ETTB were proud to be a part of this history making project. They were on-site for two days to provide all the crew helping to produce this spectacle with the fuel they needed to make it happen!
This year so far we’ve been busy laughing our socks off whilst touring with some of the biggest names in comedy; Jack Whitehall, Russell Howard & Miranda Hart. We have provided catering across the UK for theatre and arena shows. ETTB make sure that each comedian, crew member, friends and family have the fuel to keep the performances laughter filled. With more comedy tours in the pipeline is it any wonder that people call comedy the new rock n roll!
ETTB was catering for the BBC TV event of Sport Relief Live outside broadcast ‘Clash of the Titans’ at Lee Valley Velopark and London Aquatics Centre. Sports Relief, raising money in aid of Comic Relief, hosts events across the UK to help generate donations. Lead by veteran caterer Michelle Bearsby-Lewis ETTB provided catering for 310 people, sandwich bags for lunch and then delicious dinners from our kitchen truck parked onsite at the Aquatics Centre.
Back in February Drake started his European leg of his tour with Eat to the Beat in tow once again. With rehearsals in Frankfurt, the tour totalled 23 shows across Europe finishing with three nights at the 02 London. Tour leader Susan Power and her team were on call providing catering services for artist, entourage, crew and support act Weeknd. Production manager Chris Reynolds said, “Everyone was a pleasure to have around and I thank you all for the hard work put in by yourselves and the team!”
Our first North American tour of 2014 saw us out on the road with Tool.
Tool set off on a west coast tour for a month. Long standing leader Soozie Coll and team looked after everyone on the road and were reportedly serving “OFF the CLOCK” food. It was our first time out with Tool and we look forward to growing the relationship with them in the future.
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!!
Transcendental meditation is a simple technique that can be easily learned and practiced twice a day for no more than 20 per session. There are several million people who have already embraced it, and you have every reason to give it a try also. So why Transcendental Meditation? Because, for starters, it does not involve any pretentious poses and complicated sitting positions; on the contrary, the degree of comfort and the little effort recommend it as an excellent form of meditation for everyone. No matter what belief, culture, or race you might belong to, you can embrace this neutral practice whenever you feel like it and get a special state of restful alertness. Relieving of stress, fatigue, anxiety, and the balance of the body and mind relationships are he main effects this type of meditation can reward you with.
STORM music festival is the ‘new kid on the block’. Taking place in Shanghai, the first electronic music festival to hit China’s shores was a huge success.
From our HQ in Shanghai ETTB were able to provide all the catering and hospitality services for crew, artists and guests with a relaxed dining space to relax, sit back and enjoy the food and atmosphere in.
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!
There is absolutely no confusion whatsoever about the smooth fit between club and nightlife culture and the Web. Even back in the early '90s,underground rave promoters and house-party pioneers found that their own party-goers already wired.
Early Pioneers of the Street
Partiers were more than happy to post the events on local and global forums — like MountainRaves, which appeared in the Colorado scene, or countless other local networks and sites up and down California.
Now of course, we don't even question or notice how we use the Web to zero in on the hottest places to frolic and party. The problem, depending upon your prerogatives regarding parties, is that this information is mainstream nowadays — if you want an underground experience, would you really look online for it?
The Underground Is Analog Again
Rather than simply utilise the Web, social networking and messaging sites as a virtual platform to deliver information (even in a 'just in time' fashion) we predict that the new underground, in this decade, will either create more innovative uses for Web tools, or it will go paper — like flyers on the street level — once again.
While it may be easy to think in black or white vision, as if a new party movement will pan out one way or another (digital or analog), it will probably be a bit mixed up — fortunately. You may see some limited promotions on public events or culture sites (like ACTIVATE), but you will have to enrol in a private forum or group (perhaps a WhatsApp private group, or a node of Diaspora open social network).
Or, we may even be asked to go somewhere with our bodies to get information — what an idea! Perhaps a discrete indie record shop will sell tickets, tickets that must be validated if you like by being brought to a map point, where each guest is personally ushered forward in the direction of the party.
Becoming Human to Party
That is quite different (even just to read about it) than cutting and pasting some online party blurb into your calendar — along with thousands of other people. None of this crowd will have any human contact with each other or the promoters until the event.
It may just be the case that a division in terms of intentions will become apparent: those who are willing to get physically involved with their parties and those who are lazier, content merely to consume entertainment.
The Web may provide unexpected ways for people to stay offline, or, use the Internet more strategically. Merely to use the Web for anything today has about as much social cache, you might say, as making use of indoor plumbing.
We like to think that the Web's best charms for networking and gatherings in real space have yet to be discovered. Hint: a new approach may not be anything you have seen before. Can you imagine a mobile game as rave flyer, or, GPS enabled map points?
Look at this website (which shows a powerful force in online gaming) if you are curious for clues about how future promoters will integrate games and other media with creating physical events for real people — peeps wearing shoes and dancing in the streets.
Global Infusion Group are always looking for people to come and join our crew team.
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Global Infusion Group (GIG) is a global catering, logistics and brand support company with 31 years experience across the globe. A live event support specialist, with offices & facilities in Asia, Europe, the Americas & the Middle East in addition to an extensive worldwide network of partners and suppliers.
From the global sporting events to international festivals, music tours and corporate hospitality for the most exclusive of guests, Global Infusion Group are ideally placed to ensure quality and consistency at any major event across the globe.
GIG…fyi understand all the ingredients of an event from a sit down dinner for 50, a cocktail reception for 2000 or an intimate gathering of 12. GIG…fyi have all the tools at their disposal to create something deliciously different for your wedding, corporate function or launch to suit every palate and any occasion.
From concept through creation to completion GIG…fyi pull together all the finishing touches – putting the posh in nosh and innovating the art of entertaining GIG…fyi will design a bespoke menu and style perfectly suited to your event.
Getting your Brand where it needs to be
e2B offer unique event services, distribution strategies & storage solutions with 19 years experience in logistics & brand support.
With over 90,000sqf of warehousing e2B safely and securely store a huge array of event equipment, sampling products and stock.
With a team practiced in complex kit consolidation, accurate picking & an extensive knowledge of our storage system & stock e2B works seamlessly.
e2B support their clients creativity as they continue to build brands that perform.
GIG SPORT offer a complete turnkey catering solution for all manner of live sporting and automotive events.
Whether on an Olympics event field, the ice lakes of Mongolia, world class stadiums or the slickest of racetracks GIG SPORT have the experience and knowledge of large scale sporting events essential for delivery on this scale.
All of GIG SPORT’s menus are designed with the target audience in mind and perfectly tailored to provide complete nutritional balance with freshly cooked meals and a variety of choice to suit the cuisines of the world.
Brand Infusion is a specialist Prop & Product Placement Agency which establishes targeted exposure for brands within the content of Television, Film, Online & Live Events. We are based at Elstree Studios, London’s No. 1 TV & Film Studio.
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.
Globestar Management is our specialist entertainment company working across the UK and globe, specialising in show stopping performances from London’s brightest young talent; from the fabulous Globe Girls, our Pearls n Pecs Boys, to the enormously talented singers who make up The Show Must Go On and Geek Chic.
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”.
Dunes Catering are our partner company in the Middle East. Specialising in Contract catering and Lebanese Meze for clients including Hilton Hotels, Ramani Hotels, Spinneys, W Hotel, St Regis Hotels, The Four Seasons & Qatar Airways. Dunes also provide retail products to Carrefour, MegaMart & C4 Market.
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.