Mobile catering firm to feed the world’s hungry scouts at 2018 World Scout Group Event

Mobile catering firm to feed the world’s hungry scouts at 2018 World Scout Group Event

Mobile catering firm, Express Catering will turn up the heat in the kitchen this summer after accepting a challenge to cook and serve 42,000 delicious, nutritious meals in just seven days at the upcoming Eurocamp 18. The World Scout Group Event will take place between July and August, with more than 2000 youngsters plus group leaders from around the world set to camp out in the beautiful Thames Valley and enjoy a range of scouting events and activities.

Fuelling their challenges, Express Catering’s mobile kitchen will ensure that all of the scouts can tuck into fresh, nourishing and delicious food during the event. Eurocamp 18 will welcome a host of age groups, so healthy, filling and well-balanced dining options are crucial.

The Express Catering team will work in a temporary dining room, custom built to seat 800 people. There will be a wide selection of tasty meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with porridges and fruit, soups, pastas and salads plus four different evening meals each day ranging from noodles and curry to a traditional roast, meatballs and gourmet burgers.

While serving 42,000 dishes in just one week might sound like a challenge worthy of Hell’s Kitchen, Express Catering is well used to coupling quantity with quality – it specialises in large event catering and dished up 130,000 meals at the London Olympic Games. It was awarded the title of best newcomer into the rail industry in 2016 for its work with Network Rail.

Andrew Lock, Managing Director of Express Catering said, “We specialise in large event catering and outdoor catering so we know just what it takes to keep hundreds of diners happy! Eurocamp 18 is a fantastic, fun event and we’re really looking forward to fuelling up all of the scouts and group leaders so they have plenty of energy to get their teeth stuck into lots of activities, hikes and trips during their camp.

“We visited the Eurocamp site in Newbury a few months ago and saw the building, which is normally used at agricultural shows, that will serve as the dining room. We’ll serve food in sittings for breakfast, lunch and dinner with lots of tasty dishes, familiar favourites and traditional British meals on the menu.”

In its newsletter update to visitors, Eurocamp 18 organisers said, “At the heart of every successful camp is camp food. It needs to be healthy, well balanced, nutritious, delicious, safely prepared and sufficiently filling to give active Wolf Cubs, Scouts and Scouters the energy to enjoy a great outdoor experience. That’s why for Eurocamp18 we have selected a catering company that is used to cooking for massive outdoor events, including the 2012 London Olympics, large music festivals, major businesses, and a whole variety of fairs and shows. They understand the importance of food in a successful event, and are partnering us to deliver just what we need.”

In addition to the World Scout Group Event, Express Catering will also provide outdoor catering services to several other large events this summer including a number of festivals.

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