Absolute Taste, in partnership with ISS Food and Hospitality, has been appointed as Westfield Stratford City’s caterer for world-class hospitality across a large number of high profile clients throughout Games time.

Westfield Stratford City has announced that its world-class corporate hospitality venues, athletes’ services, and showcasing and broadcast sites, all overlooking the Park, will be serviced by renowned events and catering company Absolute Taste and ISS Food and Hospitality. Working in a 50:50 partnership, Absolute Taste and ISS will be serving fabulous food including some of Britain’s best produce with a passionate team of professionals who understand the unique client needs and demonstrate first class customer service.

The stunning Westfield Stratford City sites, which are metres from the Park and expected to entertain thousands of guests at any one time, offer unrivalled proximity and views of the Olympic stadium, Aquatics Centre and Velodrome. The sites are available to sponsors and non-sponsors alike, and range from rooftops to purpose-built office blocks. A highly skilled team that is genuinely passionate about great homemade food will be providing a number of tailored menu packages as well as bespoke dining experiences.

John Burton, Director, Westfield Stratford City said:

“Absolute Taste and ISS have demonstrated their passion for producing creative menus and delivering high levels of service when the eyes of the world will be on Stratford and the Games.  Westfield Stratford City will host high profile clients from 2012 sponsors to international broadcasters, and of course Team GB. Absolute Taste and ISS demonstrated their vast experience and understanding of corporate hospitality catering services, broadcast requirements, events and fine dining and we look forward to working with them on this once in a life time opportunity unparalleled in the hospitality world.”

Lyndy Redding, Managing Director of Absolute Taste, commented:

“We are all absolutely thrilled to have been awarded such a prestigious contract. We always knew 2012 was going to a big year for London and Absolute Taste, and, to be working with Westfield at this time, is going to be a very special occasion indeed. We have already put in a lot of hard work into this project and we are committing ourselves to delivering an unrivalled level of hospitality in the stunning location that Westfield has provided.”

Andy Chappell, Managing Director, ISS Food and Hospitality said:

“We are incredibly excited to be part of the unique hospitality experiences Westfield is offering. We are 100% focused on working with Westfield and Absolute Taste to redefine what excellence means in hospitality. Our aim is to make sure that guests remember the quality of the food and hospitality they were given.”

Absolute Taste and ISS will offer bespoke premium catering services from 1st April through to 30th September 2012. The exclusive partnership will deliver luxury catering to its clients at Westfield Stratford City, the gateway to the Park. Absolute Taste’s has the full backing of its parent, the iconic British motorsports brand, McLaren Group.

Ron Dennis, Executive Chairman of McLaren Group, comments:

“The Games will be a focal point around which not only the UK, but also the entire world will be focused on this coming summer. With that comes the opportunity to showcase world-class British event management and hospitality. As such, McLaren Group is immensely proud to be delivering this major Games time catering project to Westfield at stunning venues overlooking the Park. I am certain that our world-class events and catering company Absolute Taste will deliver a package of the highest quality.”

With the £1.75bn Westfield Stratford City literally a stone’s throw from the Olympic Park, the sites offer the ultimate in hospitality catering services for clients looking to entertain guests to bespoke hospitality during the Games. For more information on  the final, remaining spaces at Westfield Stratford City please contact: 2012team@westfield-uk.com.


For more information please contact:

Westfield Hospitality

Pitch PR

Alexandra Welch at Pitch Media Alexandra.welch@pitch.co.uk 0207 494 1616


Laura Passam on laura.passam@westfield-uk.com  or +4420 7061 1861

Absolute Taste

Natalie Dunbar on natalie@saucecommunications.com / 020 8600 3600


Adam Wurf on adam.wurf@uk.issworld.com / +44 7812 450398

Notes to Editors

Westfield Group

The Westfield Group is an internally managed, vertically integrated, shopping centre group undertaking ownership, development design, construction, funds/asset management, property management, leasing and marketing activities and employing over 4,000 staff worldwide.  The Westfield Group has interests in and operates one of the world’s largest shopping centre portfolios with investment interests in 119 shopping centres across Australia, the US, the UK and New Zealand.

Absolute Taste

Initially formed to provide hospitality for the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes F1 Team, Absolute Taste is now successfully established as one of the leading catering and event design companies with an impressive portfolio of both national and international clients.  www.absolutetaste.com


ISS is one of the world’s largest facility services specialists, and provides fine dining and restaurant services to blue chip organisations around the world. www.dinewithiss.com