Mecco serves up an ace at Barclays ATP World Tour Finals 2016
Mecco, the premium event catering business of One Event Management, returned to cater the player, tennis family and sponsor hospitality areas at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals. Taking place at The O2 London, November 13-20, the tournament drew the world’s top eight singles players and doubles teams in the year-end climax to the men’s professional tennis season.
Mecco, in partnership with the ATP, designed seasonal menus to meet the players’ exacting dietary requirements, as well as creating menus across the various hospitality areas. Over the week-long event, more than 6,000 hospitality guests enjoyed menus reflecting the autumn harvest with dishes including wild sea bass with shellfish velouté and crispy spinach and roasted squash arancini with hazelnut pesto.
A longstanding catering partner with tennis, Mecco already caters The Aegon Championships along with a roster of other global sporting headline events with partners including Lord’s, The Home of Cricket; and The Ryder Cup. Mecco is part of One Event Management group whose ethos is entrepreneurialism in the business of food and entertaining.
Jeremy Wood, Chairman of Mecco said:
We love the fast pace of the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals and being in such a landmark venue adds to the excitement. Working with the ATP is an utter pleasure as they have very much innovated the tennis scene. We too thrive on change and we bounce off their constant ingenuity, as it means that we can also develop and excite through the guest and player entertaining.
Adam Hogg, Event Director of the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, said:
We are thrilled to be working with Mecco once again. They provide a first-class offering that meets the needs of our players, our sponsors and our tournament guests. It is a joy to work with a company that embraces the requirements of the tournament and ensures premium delivery of a world-class catering operation.
About One Event Management Ltd
One Event Management Ltd encompasses a group of diverse yet like-minded businesses all with one common objective… producing exceptional food with unrivalled service. The Group comprises of Mecco, F3, The Muddy Duck Pub, Fresh Air and Fresh Start.
Mecco is a team of creators, innovators and spirited individuals, who challenge, lead and invest in food. They support a broad community of food and drink artisans and suppliers, and where possible grow and rear their own ingredients at farms local to their Oxfordshire base. Established in 1999, the company specialises in providing premium cuisine at a series of high profile event spaces including The Aegon Championships, Silverstone, Farnborough International Airshow, Lords Cricket Ground and Woods’ Silver Fleet.
F3 is a joint venture between One Event Management and Legends of the US. F3 provides award winning match day and non-match day catering for venues including Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium, the Rose Bowl and the Angel Stadium in Los Angeles. F3 also take responsibility for the non-match day sales at both Manchester City FC and Watford FC.
Fresh Air is part of One Event Management Ltd and offers a truly bespoke helicopter charter experience that is unrivalled in the industry in addition to organising further onward travel via luxury private jets. Fresh Air is synonymous with discreet lux travel and works with a high-profile list of private client and corporate organisations. Fresh Air provide helicopter management services to cover all aspects of operating a helicopter, including generating revenue to offset ownership costs. The Company also manages Heliports at numerous sporting events including the British Grand Prix and Silverstone and The Ryder Cup at Gleneagles. The Company also provides a “park and fly” service to Royal Ascot. The Aviation Auction, an affiliated brand of Fresh Air, offers a risk and trouble free way for sales and purchasing professionals within the industry to sell parts and material assets, as well as source and purchase traceable stock at a competitive cost.