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Food & Beverage

Gloucestershire commits to local produce after taking catering in-house

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Gloucestershire Cricket has committed to only using local suppliers after taking all matchday and non-match day catering in-house at Seat Unique Stadium.

The club said it has committed to using ingredients exclusively from suppliers in the South West of England, and that all suppliers must share its strict values regarding sustainability.

To cut down on food waste, Gloucestershire has also signed up to the ‘Too Good To Go’ app which ensures its food is put to good use at a great price.

The club added: “As part of Gloucestershire’s new and improved diverse food offering, the club will ensure all dietary requirements are catered for by ensuring vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and diary free food option are available on request.”

The club said the switch means it will be able to provide an improved food and beverage service to members on matchdays and remove the requirement to pre-book dining in the Grace Room in advance. New for the 2023 season, members will now be able to order freshly cooked meals in the Grace Room dining during matchdays on a first come, first served basis.

The decision comes after an expansion of its food and beverage in the Thatchers Bar & Kitchen over the last 12 months.

Neil Priscott, deputy chief executive at Gloucestershire Cricket, said: “We’ve listened to feedback from members and have decided to take full control of our catering to allow us to better meet the food and beverage requirements of everyone who visits the Seat Unique Stadium.

“We set ourselves exceptionally high standards and are committed to providing an improved catering offering in all facets at our venue, whether that be for members on matchdays or a bespoke offering for a private event on non-matchdays.

“This is incredibly exciting for all of us at Gloucestershire and over the coming weeks we will be working hard to get our in-house catering operations firing on all cylinders. We are determined to provide a much-improved catering provision over the coming years and are excited to be recruiting some talented events and catering people to make this happen.”

Premium ticketing marketplace Seat Unique acquired naming rights to the Bristol County Ground in a four-year deal that was announced in March 2022.