Levy Restaurants UK, the leader in sports, arena and events catering, has been awarded a ten-year contract to be the official catering partner for leading Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur FC at its new £750m stadium, which is due to open in 2018.

The 61,000 capacity stadium, the largest club stadium in London, will represent a major new landmark for the capital, delivering a world class sport and entertainment destination and setting a new benchmark for fan experience with its offering of year round facilities for match day and non-match day events.

Levy Restaurants UK has been engaged to design, develop and deliver world class and innovative hospitality and catering with the objective of working with Tottenham Hotspur to realise the Club’s ambition of revolutionising the match day experience for all its visitors to the venue. A clear focus will be placed on capitalising on the stadium’s pioneering use of technology, to ensure fans can benefit from seamless pay and pre-ordering applications.

Reflecting Tottenham Hotspur’s approach to local community engagement, Levy Restaurants UK will also seek to work with local artisan producers and suppliers while developing relationships with named and emerging chefs for the retail and hospitality concepts.

The partnership will create 50 full-time senior positions and 1,400 match day jobs within the catering and hospitality areas, playing an important role in generating employment within the local Tottenham area – a key driver in the Club’s stadium project.

Levy Restaurants UK is recognised for its award-winning design credentials and thought leadership in customer experiences. The company has a roster of high-profile, long standing clients in the sports sector including Twickenham, The Home of England Rugby, The Championships, Wimbledon and Jockey Club Racecourses.

Andy O’Sullivan, Tottenham Hotspur director of hospitality, said: “We have undergone an extensive tender process and Levy Restaurants UK has proven themselves the outstanding candidate.  They share our vision of enhancing the fan offering throughout our new stadium and their knowledge and expertise will prove invaluable in helping us deliver a world-class experience for all our visitors.”

Colin Bailey, managing director Levy Restaurants UK, said: “Tottenham Hotspur FC is one of the biggest clubs in Europe and we are delighted to have been selected as its catering partner for this exciting new stadium project. The development plans and the significant investment in engaging fans from the outset really does set this build apart and sets a new standard for the sports and events community.”