Leeds Metropolitan University is very excited to announce that it has joined up with Jamie Oliver’s event catering company, Fabulous Feasts, to deliver top quality catering for this year’s graduation ceremonies.
In a unique twist to typical university dining at graduations, Fabulous Feasts will create a pop-up venue for this year’s event which will be located on the Acre of Leeds Met’s leafy Headingley campus.
In total, as many as 7,500 students along with their families could experience the delights of this exciting new venture where guests can choose to either pre-book a three-course sit down dinner (for 400 people per sitting) or enjoy more casual, ‘roll up and eat’ dining.
The private menu begins with rustic, hand-carved wooden sharing boards filled with a variety of Mediterranean-inspired goodies. You can then move on to sticky marinated chicken for main and finish with a zesty Amalfi lemon curd tart. The public menu includes a range of grab-and-go meals from sticky sausage summer stew to baps stuffed full of delicious meats or roasted veggies, as well as some deliciously tempting sweet treats…
David Collett, Head of Campus & Residential Services at Leeds Metropolitan University, said: “This is a really exciting step for Leeds Metropolitan University and one that we hope will lead to a long term partnership.
“The Acre is a truly picturesque space on our Headingley campus and will provide an idyllic backdrop for the tepees being erected by Fabulous Feasts.
“We want our students to have a memorable graduation this year and we’re confident that this unique joint venture will deliver just that.”
A note from Fabulous Feasts:
“Jamie Oliver’s Fabulous Feasts are excited to have joined forces with Leeds Metropolitan University to bring some fantastic quality food to their much-deserving graduates. With a truly delicious, exciting and seasonally-inspired menu set to be served in a unique pop-up venue, Fabulous Feasts are ready to make this year’s graduation one to remember!”
Jamie Oliver’s Fabulous Feasts is a partnership between Jamie and fresh food expert Nigel Harris. They use Jamie’s passionate, entertaining and relaxed approach to food and dining, as well as a high emphasis on sourcing quality, fresh and local ingredients, to create delicious menus for events and locations throughout Britain.
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•Well Met Conferencing is the conference office for Leeds Metropolitan University.
•Leeds Metropolitan University is the only University to achieve the Gold Accredited in Meetings status awarded by the Meetings Industry Association.
•In 2011 Leeds Metropolitan University accommodation Carnegie Village was awarded 3* by the AA.
•At the 2011 Leeds Hotels & Venues Association Awards Well Met Conferencing was awarded Winner of ‘Bright Idea’; Winner of ‘Leeds, Live it Love it’ for Carnegie Village and Highly Commended for ‘Exceptional Customer Service’.
•Leeds Met venue The Rose Bowl was awarded ‘Best New Business Venue’ in 2010 at the Yorkshire Business Insider Awards.
•Leeds Metropolitan University has 30,000 students and 3,000 staff.
•The University has achieved its best ever Research Assessment Exercise results. Sports-Related Studies is in the top 6 institutions in the country with research rated at the highest levels of 4* and 3*.
•Leeds Met has been rated the top university in the UK for its language support, accommodation quality and learning spaces in the 2010 Autumn Wave of the International Student Barometer and sixth in the world for the quality of its lectures.
•The University’s award-winning learning environments include Broadcasting Place, voted the best tall building in the world in 2010 by the Chicago-based Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) and also winner of the 2010 Leeds Architecture Awards New Building category.
•The iconic Rose Bowl building was awarded Best Commercial Property Development in the 2009 Yorkshire Property Awards
•Leeds Metropolitan is one of only a handful of UK universities to have been awarded the Carbon Trust Standard.