York Racecourse is widely regarded as one of the Premier racecourses in Europe having been awarded the ‘Flat Racecourse of the Year’ award and also scooping the top prize in The Times newspaper’s survey of all Britain’s Racecourses.

CGC Event Caterers has provided catering services at the course for over 30 years and has a dedicated, stand-alone team of 40 full time York Racecourse Hospitality staff including chefs, event managers and sales executives. In addition, up to 900 catering staff members from our extensive staffing base are deployed across the course on a raceday.

Our catering provision at York Racecourse ranges from the operation of fast-paced, high volume kiosks, bars and food outlets in the public areas to elegant and intimate fine dining experiences within the many hospitality boxes and restaurants. 2015 saw the completion of a multi-million pound development including a brand new 140 seater restaurant offering spectacular views of the Parade Ring. In addition, the redesigned Champagne bar terraces tripled the seating capacity of the previous lawns and now feature a new Moet & Chandon Champagne bar.

Race day dining & hospitality
56 hospitality boxes & suites and 7 restaurants provide racegoers with the most fantastic facilities from which to enjoy the thrill of a raceday. Second only to the action on the track, catering can make or break a day. Our menus are designed to delight and excite our hospitality guests for an occasion that sticks in the memory.

Bars & kiosks
Up to 180 bars and 60 retail food outlets are operational on a peak day at York Racecourse. Each mobile catering unit is hand picked for quality and positioned on the course to attract a range of racegoers.

Non-raceday conferences and events
The on-site team are responsible for approximately 260 non-raceday events including weddings, conferences & meetings, product launches, Christmas parties and awards dinners. With 2,000 square metres of flexible exhibition space, conference capacity of up to 1,000 delegates and corporate dining for upwards of 650, York Racecourse has built up a first class reputation as a venue for business events, celebrations and conferences with a vibrant mix of catering solutions to suit each occasion.

Some milestones in our relationship with York Racecourse

“First class experience from our arrival to the end of our day, an experience equal to our trip on the Orient Express.”

The Parade Ring Restaurant

“This is our fourth year here – and as ever – the whole experience has been fantastic. The food in particular, is outstanding. And the staff were great!”

The Ebor Restaurant

“Everything excellent as usual! Food definitely the best of any racecourse we have been to – and we have been to them all!”

The Voltigeur Restaurant

“On behalf of me and our families we just wanted to say a really really big thank you. Everything was perfect, the food was fantastic, the service was outstanding, the staff serving the food couldn’t do enough, everything was timed perfect. The room looked fantastic, Matt was amazing, honestly I’ve had lots of messages saying what a fantastic venue. Thank you for all your kindness.”

Gemma and Elliott

“Wonderful day, very well organised. Food was excellent (lots of guests commented on this). Very helpful staff – nothing too much trouble. I am very impressed with everything. We all had a wonderful time. Thank you”

The Knavesmire Boxes

“I just wanted to say a massive thank you again for all your help and guidance over the last couple of months. The day went perfectly for Rob and I. We have received some amazing feedback about the food, venue and the service, from all that attended.”

Helen and Rob

Talk to us

Our team at York Racecourse Hospitality would love to talk to you about both raceday hospitality or any non-raceday events that you are in need of a prestigious, well equipped and easily accessible venue for.

Louise Daly

Commercial Manager - York Racecourse Hospitality

Contact York Racecourse Hospitality


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