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Villa Win SEVEN Hospitality Awards

Villa Win SEVEN Hospitality Awards

More awards for our fantastic hospitality and corporate section.

'Villa were the big winners at the prestigious football hospitality awards ceremony.
Held at Brighton & Hove Albion stadium, Villa scooped seven top gongs at the 'Stadium Experience' event.

They won the gold standard for chef team of the team, green sustainability and matchday hospitality in the top-flight.

They even scooped the overall matchday hospitality award - covering all the league stadiums in this country and north of the border as well as national venues too - beating off stiff competition from Wembley, Hamden Park and Croke Park.

They came home with the silver standard in the media choice category and bronze for conference and banqueting.'


Alison Plant, head of the hospitality and events department, also had a night to remember picking up a commendation as a founder member of 'Stadium Experience.'

Set up and run by clubs themselves, 'Stadium Experience' is a collection of some of the best football hospitality minds, working together off the field to share best-practice.

Villa's chef team were Richard Dutton and Ross Farren and they landed their awards following their victory in a live cook-off at Salon Culinaire in London's Hotel Olympia earlier this year.

Villa's green award was handed out because of the remarkable work the club does to encompass sustainability.

VMF - Villa's renowned training restaurant - is continually doing its bit for the environment by using fruit and vegetables grown at the club's own allotment, as well as other locally-sourced produce.

What's more, as VMF strives to reflect the club's relationship with the local community through its recipes, 80 per cent of the produce used at the restaurant is sourced from within a 40-mile radius of Villa Park.

Villa only just missed out to Manchester City in the media choice category, which judges the level of service provided to the press.

Alison said: 'It was a real night to remember for Villa. There was real pride for all of us in attendance. To hear our name read out time after time was amazing.

'But a lot of hard work and a lot of hours go into ensuring that Villa's hospitality and events operation is up there with the very best in the country. We aim to keep it that way!'

Amaze your guests with Villa's award-winning hospitality, seasonal packages are now available for the forthcoming 2012/13 season, with a range of packages to suit all tastes and budgets, to find out more click here or call 0800 612 0960 (option 1).

VMF forum thread: Click Here

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Thursday May 31 2012
Time: 3:44PM


Get Alison in as the new manager. Alison Plant's Claret & Blue Army. Has a really good ring to it. She ticks all the boxes.
chocolate teapot
31/05/2012 15:49:00
As someone who has often had to do the corporate side of things at the club I can say that it is well deserved. A great honour for the club. So no doubt the Birmingham Mail will be keeping it a secret. If Manure or another London club won it, you could also be sure that Big 4 and Sugar Daddy News, sorry I mean Sky Sports News, would be all over it like a rash. I dare say we will not even get a mention. Part of the media conspiracy to keep Villa in Never Never land in case we break up their cosy cartel!!!
31/05/2012 16:00:00
Does that mean we qualify for Europe?.......
Pride of Lions
31/05/2012 16:05:00
No Pride! Congratulations to all involved, it really is a top class set up and much deserved. Have used a fair few times and loved it, and as most know, I'm obsessed with the VMF restaurant, not only is it worthy, it is bloooody well delicious!
The Fear
31/05/2012 16:07:00
Great stuff. Just more proof that we're the greatest feckin club in the world!
Stephen Jay Hawkings
31/05/2012 16:17:00
They did so well because obviously last season the product on the pitch wasn't great but this lot really do make the Villa a place to behold and represent us so well. Full of praise for all of this. Just want to win the lotto now so I can use it more!
The Fear
31/05/2012 17:23:00
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