Fitzers Catering Limited is delighted to announce that it has been awarded the catering contract for the Law Society of Ireland located in Blackhall Place, Dublin. The lucrative contract is expected to generate catering revenues in excess of €2 million over the three-year duration.
Fitzers Catering also holds contracts for high profile venues such as CCD, Titanic Belfast, Slane Castle, The Royal College of Physicians and Horse Racing Ireland locations – Leopardstown, Fairyhouse and Navan. The Blackhall Place catering contract encompasses a number of audiences from the 200 Law Society employees, over 400 students in Blackhall Place, visitors to the Four Courts in the resident Friary Café as well as corporate and private event opportunities.
The historic building dating back to 1671, provides an idyllic setting for various corporate functions, meetings, graduations, gala dinners, weddings and summer barbeques. Each room is bursting with natural light causing a warm ambience and atmosphere throughout.
The company will place a particular focus on weddings and corporate events catering to all the intimate needs of its clients. The President’s Hall in the prestigious venue provides the perfect environment for any event, from civil wedding ceremonies to corporate lunches. This spectacular room features Georgian plasterwork, and a beautiful stained glass featured window by renowned Irish artist Evie Hone.
Events held in Blackhall Place have a capacity for up to 180 guests. The picturesque walled gardens offer fabulous photo opportunities and also the option to host large events or wedding parties in a marquee. Corporate events are made hassle free as a screen, projector, microphone and lectern are provided, with full technical in-house support. Catering packages will provide sumptuous food, outstanding service and experienced beverage teams who will assist clients in choosing the perfect wine matches for each event.
Cillian MacDomhnaill, Director of Finance and Administration of Law Society of Ireland commented, “We are looking forward to our new collaboration with Fitzers Catering. We think it will be great for both parties involved.”
Barry Storey, Managing Director of Fitzers Catering said, “This is a very important contract for Fitzers Catering. We believe that working together with the Law Society we can increase awareness of this historic venue to the corporate and wedding market in Ireland and abroad. Over the coming months and years we plan to increase the number of external bookings with blue chip companies and also break into the lucrative wedding market. This will be part of the long term objective thus increasing the bottom line.
The Law Society also provides huge internal potential with catering for the 200 Law Society staff, the students’ needs in both the Vanilla and Atrium Café which we are enhancing with the development of new and improved menus including healthier options in the coming weeks and months.”
Fitzers Catering continues to be one of Ireland’s most innovative businesses. It was the first Irish catering company in Ireland to be awarded the ISO 20121 / SGS certification in sustainability in 2013 and has been awarded this accreditation again in 2014 and 2015. The company has also been awarded Deloitte’s Best Managed Company for five consecutive years.
The wholly owned family business employs 50 full time staff. Quality and high standards are key elements of the company ethos, while Fitzers Catering’s philosophy is to always use the highest standard of Irish produce in its offerings where possible. High profile events included Michael D Higgins’ inauguration in Dublin Castle, the visits of both Queen Elizabeth II and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Irish Presidency of the Council of the European Union in 2013, Brian O’Driscoll’s testimonial and the 2015 European People’s Party Congress.
The company recently moved into a brand new headquarters in Citywest complete with plans for state of the art kitchens to provide an award winning service solution ready to go.