Moving Venue wins contract for ‘Mandela Remembered’ gala dinner
London based caterer Moving Venue will cater for the first ‘Mandela Remembered’ charity gala dinner on 18th July 2014, Nelson Mandela’s birthday.
The dinner will take place at the iconic Roundhouse, Camden and will see Moving Venue cater for over 700 people. The evening will celebrate the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela and is set to draw an influential list of celebrities, politicos and corporate supporters.
A Champagne reception will set the tone for the celebrations and be followed by a three-course seated dinner created by Moving Venue’s brigade of chefs. The menu will be designed with a South African theme, inspired by seasonal ingredients largely sourced from the country. A charity auction followed by special performances from guests including Heather Small and Beverley Knight will bring the evening to a fitting crescendo.
The gala dinner was inspired by a House of Commons tribute book of messages started by noted entrepreneur Nic Careem. The book, built up over 10 years, now contains over 700 handwritten messages, from to world famous celebrities, business leaders and politicians, with a final sign off from Barack Obama.
Richard Beggs, Moving Venue’s managing director, said, “We are delighted to be involved in such an exciting project which will remember an exceptional man whilst also raising funds to continue his legacy. We are looking forward to creating some amazing dishes and contributing to what is set to be a truly memorable evening.”
Nic Careem, director of the Blue Sky Network, said, “We chose Moving Venue to work with as they have a longstanding reputation for flare, quality and are used to working on high profile events. They also understood the objectives behind the event and are on board as a long-term partner.”
Gold, Silver and Bronze packages are available for the evening ranging from £2,500 to £10,000 per table with all proceeds going towards building the first ‘Blue Sky Village’ in Rwanda.
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About Moving Venue
Creating vibrant, contemporary dishes with fresh ingredients for events in stunning venues is at the heart of Moving Venue, a South London based catering company. With 30 years’ experience behind Moving Venue, its passionate, friendly team reassures clients with bespoke, informed, spot-on advice for the best guest experience – for 50 or 2000.
The caterer has an impressive client list as a result of Moving Venue’s continuation to innovate and inspire with ideas, menus and venues. There is always an answer, and the company’s signature logistical know-how supports its creative flair.
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About the packages
A Gold ticket includes a Champagne and canapé reception, a three- course dinner with wine and an invitation to the VIP Champagne lounge. Gold tables will be situated in a premium position and will be hosted by a celebrity. All Gold guests will also receive a personalised copy of the House of Commons tribute book. The Gold package is priced at £10,000 + VAT per table.
A Silver ticket includes a Champagne and canapé reception followed by a three-course dinner with wine and a copy of the House of Commons tribute book. The Silver package is priced at £5,000 + VAT per table.
A Bronze ticket includes a Champagne and canapé reception and three-course dinner with wine. The package is priced at £2500 + VAT per table.
About the Blue Sky Network
The Blue Sky Enterprise Village will provide a means for the poorest citizens to earn a fair wage. Every village will provide homes, a school, a medical centre, and community facilities for its residents and those living around the village. The first village will be built in Rwanda.