CASE STUDY – THE PARIS & FARNBOROUGH INTERNATIONAL AIRSHOWS
The Paris and Farnborough Airshows are the largest Aerospace Industry events in the world. With up to 2,300 exhibitors participating, and attracting up to 321,000 trade and public visitors over the week, the biennial events are the highlight of the airshow calendar. CGC Event Caterers have catered at Farnborough and Paris for in excess of 30 years with some exhibitor relationships stretching back to those early days. We have been proud to count some of the biggest industry names amongst our clients, including Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Cobham PLC, GKN Aerospace and L3 Communications to name but a few.

Our operation at both events is truly unique, we are the only caterer to create a kitchen base area at both airfields where all food is produced on site utilising local suppliers. Our passion for excellent food, served well, has ensured that we are well placed to maintain and grow our exhibitor relationships.

WHAT WE OFFER
Chalet Catering
We offer a full range of menus and services which are expertly delivered in exhibitors’ chalets. The operations are created to match the client’s specific requirements. The offer varies from a full a la carte dining service, buffet style menus and also more informal cafe and canape style operations. These are delivered by designated teams of professional management, chef and service teams.

Stand, Exhibit and Aircraft Catering
Aside from our chalet operation, we also offer catering services to stands within the exhibition halls. We offer food and drink deliveries by a designated team to outside exhibits, including client’s aircrafts. Crucially, our experienced team understand the traffic regulations at each venue to ensure that breakfasts, lunches and receptions are delivered at the time requested.

Consultation
Due to the trust and strong relationships we have built over the years with our clients, we have in previous years joined them at other worldwide airshows to offer consultation services with the site caterers to ensure that the standards that we deliver in Paris and Farnborough are maintained.

ACHIEVEMENTS

“Just wanted to say a massive thank you to all your team that worked at Embraer Pavilion at Farnborough! – A special thanks to Steven and Damien for being absolute superstars!”

RTH Exhibitions

“Thank you for your team’s work over the last week, you have done an excellent job and we will certainly consider you again for other events we are hosting”

Easat and Goodwin PLC

“I wanted to say thank you to you, Sara and Ted and the rest of your team for your support at this year’s show – can’t now imagine why we’d use anyone else. As always, so professional, so efficient with good food – so may compliments on the food. Thank you for making my life so much easier, it is much appreciated.”

GKN Aerospace

“The appreciation of help and support is mutual; I’ve always said I wouldn’t want to do an airshow without you and your team on board, and nothing has changed that this year either.”

SDD Exhibitions

“Your staff did an absolutely amazing job at this show! It was a great team. We have already received comments about how good the food was – definitely a successful event! Thanks so much for making things so easy and fun. It’s truly a pleasure working with you!”

“As ever, the comments received during the week were very positive and complimentary, not only about the food but also the staff. We had a great team this year”

Cobham

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Matt heads up our Airshow catering and there's very little he can't tell you about what it takes to deliver all of the above...

Matthew Barlow

Stadia & Special Events Director

18 years

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