Fitzers Catering has announced that it has renewed its contracts with Horse Racing Ireland for both Leopardstown and Fairyhouse Racecourses for a second four-year period. Both contracts have an option for a 10-year period length. The company, which has established itself as the country’s leading food and beverage provider to the horseracing sector, was also awarded a three-year contract for The Curragh racecourse in March of this year. Combined, all three contracts will generate revenues exceeding €5.5m per annum.
Fitzers Catering will cater for annual attendances of approximately 300,000 across the three racecourses each year. Fitzers will be involved with all of the major Irish races in the horse racing calendar, to include: TheUnibet Gold Cup, the BHP insurance Champion Hurdle, the Boyle Sports Irish Grand National, the Tattersalls Guineas, the Kerrygold Oaks and the Dubai Duty Free Derby as well as the Longines Irish Champions Weekend.
Commenting on the renewal of the contracts Barry Storey, (Managing Director of Fitzers Catering) said, “The team at Fitzers Catering is delighted to continue to work in partnership with Horse Racing Ireland. Since 2014 we have developed the food and drink offering at both Leopardstown and Fairyhouse and are looking forward to developing the potential both offer over the coming years. We are honoured to be working with The Curragh in this state of the art facility and believe that we will contribute to its success.”
Fitzers Catering is a wholly owned Irish business that has a turnover of €16 million, employs 80 full time staff and engages up to 800 casual staff for events. The directors of Fitzers Catering are Sharon Fitzpatrick (Founder), Barry Storey (Managing Director), Paula Fitzpatrick (Director) and Lenny Fearon (Director and Group Executive Head Chef).
Since 1986 Fitzers Catering have been the culinary innovators and leaders in the Irish hospitality industry, catering for corporate events, conventions, sporting venues, heritage sites, festivals, concerts and crews across the country. The company’s headquarters are based in Citywest and among the contracts they operate are the Convention Centre Dublin, The Law Society and Royal College of Physicians.
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