Etihad Stadium Kitchen (photo: Caterware)
Etihad Stadium Kitchen
13.11.2013, 21:34

Etihad stadium kitchen refit success

More than 1,200 individual items supplied and installed at Etihad Stadium.


Manchester City Football Club has undergone a major refit of their catering facilities at the Etihad Stadium, for new catering partner Fabulous Fan Fayre, a joint venture between Legends Hospitality and Jamie Oliver Fabulous Feasts.

58 fast food Kiosks and 6 Hospitality Suite Kitchens have been completely re-designed and re-fitted together with 5 Hospitality Box Kitchens and all backed up by an enlarged state of the art Central Production Kitchen.  

Front of Etihad Stadium
Front of Etihad Stadium © Caterware
In all, over 1,250 individual items of equipment were supplied and installed within a 5 week window to include new Combination Ovens, Fryers, Water Boiler Stations, Cold Storage Rooms, Refrigerated Cabinets/Counters, Drinks Coolers etc, within a ground breaking multi million pound plan to deliver an enhanced food capability, over and above anything ever seen at a Sports and Events Stadium and to further improve the Supporters Match Day Experience.

The club will also benefit with a streamlining and consistency of catering workflows coupled with optimum energy efficiency. Plans for this major project were drawn up in early 2013, by the MCFC Consultant Executive Chef John Benson-Smith, with the works to be carried out over a busy summer period at the Etihad Stadium, in between the concerts, sporting and social events and preparation for a new football season.

Manchester City FC appointed Caterware; a specialist catering equipment company with an experience of handling high volume quality orientated projects, to become its exclusive supplier to fit out, refurbish and deliver the scheme. The company completed the contract using its experienced Project Management personnel who virtually lived on site within offices at the Stadium over the summer months.

Mark Drazen of Caterware says  ”This was always going to be an extraordinary and intense project, but the preparation by the Etihad  Stadium team prior to our arrival meant we were able to commence work from day one.  Through continual liaison with the MCFC Project Management Team our own personnel were able to deliver to the highest of standards and we are extremely proud to be associated with such a prestigious end result. Working with Manchester City has allowed Caterware to demonstrate the very latest in cooking systems within a totally diverse but integrated Stadium environment

This isn’t the first time Caterware has been commissioned to work at the Etihad Stadium. In 2011 the refurbishment of the ‘Legends’ Lounge at the venue was a major award winner voted by independent CEDA judges as "an outstanding commercial kitchen design, supply & installation project".

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