Cherishing customer relationships – Toulston Polo

On Sunday 18th June 2017 CGC Event Caterers, alongside colleagues from our marquee division, provided event catering and marquee hire for the Toulston Polo Silver Jubilee Cup. What makes this particularly newsworthy is that it was our 40th year in doing so!

Since 1977 Toulston Polo Club near Tadcaster has played host to the Silver Jubilee polo tournament, where both international professional and amateur players compete to win the prestigious trophy. All funds raised from the event going to charities, including the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

CGC Event Marquees provided a classic clear span tent left open at the front so that guests could enjoy a nice breeze in the soaring temperatures. They also provided the finishing touches such as dining furniture, bar countering, patio furniture and both the service and kitchen marquees.

Catering and marquee hire at Toulston Polo

What happened on the day

Guests arrived on the day to a well chilled Pimm’s reception and an opportunity to soak up the sun in the beautiful grounds of Toulston Park. A cold buffet lunch was then served, featuring delights such as;

Honey roast and oak smoked salmon with citrus salad and pea shoots
Sirloin of beef with pressed beef and balsamic onion terrine
Honey glazed Yorkshire ham
Portobello mushroom with pressed Mediterranean vegetable timbale

With accompanying fresh salads, including;
Cucumber and poppy seed salad with chilli
Radish and broad bean salad with chargrilled aubergine
Yellow pepper, red onion and tomato concasse.

To finish, guests enjoyed fresh strawberries (which are particularly good at the moment!) and cream
Bakewell frangipane tart
Raspberry ripple cheesecake
Cheese and biscuits

We’re immensely proud of our longstanding relationship with the planning team behind this popular annual event. It has been held every single year since 1977, with the exception of 2001 when the foot and mouth crisis hit the UK farming industry.

Maintaining such long client relations is a distinctive quality of CGC’s and one that we are particularly proud of – it’s what makes us one of the country’s most reliable, distinctive and long standing caterers. If you’re planning an event and need a catering and marquee hire partner, take a look at our credentials.

Interested in attending the 2018 Silver Jubilee Plate? Find out more on the website –