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Executive Chef Karen Poynter is made a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Cooks of London

Karen Poynter, Ampersand’s Executive Chef, has been made a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Cooks of London. 

Historic Royal Palaces extends partnership with Ampersand for a further five years
The partnership between Historic Royal Palaces (HRP) and Ampersand, CH&Co Group’s specialist venue and visitor attraction catering business, has been strengthened with an extension of the catering contract for a further five years.

Rum & Sugar’s award-winning menu

Congratulations to the team at the Rum & Sugar. It’s mouth-watering, Caribbean-influenced menu scooped the Menu of the Year award at the SLC (Sport & Leisure Catering) Awards 2017.

The Orangery restaurant at Kensington Palace wins global award for ambiance and atmosphere

The team at The Orangery, Kensington Palace, is celebrating winning the Best Ambiance & Romantic Atmosphere Award, Northern Europe at the World Luxury Restaurant Awards 2017.

Laura Amos wins the ACE Robyns Award 2017

Congratulations to Laura Amos, Ampersand’s catering manager at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, who was crowned the 2017 ACE (Association of Catering Excellence) Robyns Award winner, last night.

Karen Poynter scoops Banqueting and Event Chef Award at Craft Guild of Chefs Awards 2017

Congratulations to our talented executive chef for the commercial division, Karen Poynter, who won the Banqueting and Event Chef Award at the Craft Guild of Chefs Awards 2017.

Laura Amos scoops Employee of the Year award

Laura Amos, the talented catering manager for Ampersand at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh, was crowned Employee of the Year at the CiS (Catering in Scotland) Excellence Awards 2017.

Ampersand and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew launch new botanical dining experience

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and Ampersand, CH&Co Group’s specialist venue and visitor attraction catering business, have opened a new dining experience for visitors to the world-famous botanic gardens – The Botanical.

Ampersand Events’ group general manager wins Event Catering Award

Richard Meyer is the toast of Ampersand Events. The Group General Manager won the coveted Event Catering Award at the FSM Awards 2016. 

Ampersand Events is shortlisted in the FSM Awards

The announcement of the FSM Awards 2016 finalists gave Ampersand Events great cause for celebration. Richard Meyer the group general manager at Ampersand Events has been shortlisted for the coveted Event Caterer Award.

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew appoints Ampersand as new catering partner

(Tuesday 4 October 2016) Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew has appointed Ampersand, CH&Co Group’s specialist venue and visitor attraction catering business, to drive forward its vision of creating the very best catering offer for visitors and customers at the world’s most famous botanic garden.

Ampersand’s executive chef triumphs at inaugural SLC Awards

Ampersand’s executive chef, Peter Thompson, triumphantly lifted the Chef of the Year award at the inaugural SLC (Sport & Leisure Catering) Awards.

BMA House selects Ampersand in new five-year contract as catering partner

The British Medical Association (BMA) has selected Ampersand, CH&Co Group’s specialist venue and visitor attraction catering division, to provide a range of services at BMA House, their impressive conference and events venue and headquarters in Tavistock Square, London.

A bountiful Ampersand allotment at Wakehurst Place

The gardens and horticulturists at Wakehurst Place are being put to good use by the Ampersand team to produce delicious, seasonal, home-grown fruit and vegetables for the dishes and desserts on the venue café and restaurant menus.

Rum & Sugar is one of the best places to drink rum in London

Rum & Sugar, Ampersand’s distinctive restaurant and bar located in West India Quay and linked to the Museum of London Docklands, has received an official stamp of approval from Ian Burrell, the global ambassador for rum and founder of the renowned Golden Rum Barrel Awards.

Ampersand Events is shortlisted for a Foodservice Catey Award

The team at Ampersand Events is celebrating success in the Foodservice Cateys 2016.  The creative and innovative events caterer has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Event Caterer of the Year category.

Ampersand is shortlisted in two categories of the inaugural SLC Awards

Ampersand has double reason to celebrate as Sport & Leisure Catering (SLC) announces its inaugural SLC Awards finalists.  Its executive chef, Peter Thompson, and Paul Williams, the general manager of Rum & Sugar at the Museum of London Docklands, have been shortlisted in the Chef of the Year and Heritage & Arts Establishment of the Year categories, respectively.

Ampersand launches zoo-inspired children’s afternoon tea at ZSL London Zoo

Ampersand, CH&Co Group’s specialist visitor attraction catering division, has introduced a delicious and fun children’s afternoon tea to ZSL London Zoo’s Terrace Restaurant. Inspired by a day out at the Zoo, the new offer will be the icing on the cake of an already exciting day for children.


Midsummer in the City: Ampersand Events puts on a show-stopping exclusive Guildhall dinner

Ampersand Events wowed its Guildhall client with an exceptional, cutting-edge showcase dinner that creatively illustrated the commercial capabilities of the prestigious venue based in the City of London, and strengthened its relationship as a trusted and innovative event catering partner.

Ampersand to hold first chef recruitment day

Ampersand has joined forces with its sister companies Lusso and Chester Boyd to launch the business’ first Chef Recruitment Day on Wednesday 1 June in Central London.

Ampersand Events strengthens venue portfolio with new and retained supplier accreditations

Innovative events and catering business, Ampersand Events, has expanded and strengthened its portfolio of London venues with two new supplier list accreditations and six re-listings.

Ampersand awarded prestigious Sage Gateshead contract
We are delighted to announced that Ampersand has been awarded a five-year contract to provide all catering services to the iconic concert and events venue, Sage Gateshead.  

The Ampersand Wine Guild Put Rosé to the Test

True to Ampersand’s learning culture, we have created a rather special educational experience for all Ampersand staff members who wish to pursue an in-depth understanding of wine and its origins, the Ampersand Wine Guild.

CH&Co Catering Merges with HCM Group

We are delighted to announce the merger of our parent company CH&Co and the HCM Group.

The Old Royal Naval College Wins 2015 Cool Venue Award
Set on the banks of the River Thames in Historic Maritime Greenwich, the Old Royal Naval College is part of a World Heritage site that has inspired artists, poets and filmmakers for generations.
On Our Doorstep – A Magical Night at Perkin Reveller

For this year’s client event, we wanted to celebrate the wonderful work of suppliers local to our beautiful restaurant Perkin Reveller. So we invited a key group of current, past and potential clients to enjoy a selection of dishes made with fresh seasonal ingredients – many of them local.

ZSL London Zoo Terrace Restaurant Wins Design Award

A year after Ampersand and ZSL London Zoo unveiled the £4.6m The Terrace Restaurant in the heart of the Zoo the building has scooped a prestigious London Design Award.

Ampersand Values Champions of the Month – Giancarlo and Tracey

Every month managers from across the Ampersand family nominate a member of their staff for the monthly "Ampersand Values Champion" award. Each nominee should represent the very best example of Ampersand's values, and deserve recognition for that.

Ampersand Values Champion of the Month - Daniel Larotta
Every month managers from all of the different areas nominate a member of their staff for the monthly "Ampersand Values Champion" award. They pick someone that they feel represent the very best example of Ampersand's values, and deserve recognition for that.

This month the award goes to Daniel Larotta of Royal College of Surgeons, as nominated by Steve Matthews.
Serving up a Big Breakfast to the Magical Taxi Tour
On the 20th of September, a very special event took place at East Wintergarden, when a fleet of 100 taxis made their first stop on a wonderful journey.  
Growing a new relationship with Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Ampersand has now been appointed as catering partner for the beautiful Birmingham Botanical Gardens, where we will be serving diners in the Pavilion Tea Room and catering for events taking place in the Gardens’ three elegant function suites. 
Champagne Academy Names Ampersand Operations Director as Chairman
Ampersand Director of Operations, Martin Dibben, was today installed as Chairman of the Champagne Academy – an organisation of more than 50 years’ standing and with over 600 members devoted to promoting Grand Marque Champagne in the UK. 
Quiz night at The Law Society
Last night Ampersand hosted a quiz night at The Law Society to raise funds for CH&Co’s nominated charity Kids Company, and of course for a bit of fun and a chance to exercise those brains! 
Usain Bolt hosts fundraising gala for the fastest animal in the world at ZSL London Zoo
Usain Bolt, Olympic gold medalist, Zeitz Foundation ambassador and fastest man in the world, hosted a fundraising gala at ZSL London Zoo for the Zeitz Foundation and Zoological Society of London (ZSL).
Ampersand welcome guests to Rum & Sugar to explore the world of Foraged & Found
Last night Ampersand invited guests to explore a world of forgotten culinary delights at our Foraged & Found evening at Rum & Sugar
Celebrating nature’s secret ingredients at Foraged & Found
Foraging is mankind’s oldest occupation, and we are built to be hunters and gatherers, both physically and mentally. Our Foraged & Found feast is designed to offer our guests a chance rediscover their wild side as they taste the natural delights that sustained our species for millennia. 
Museum of London Docklands hosts Woman of Achievement Award 2012 event
Ampersand venue historic Grade I listed Museum of London Docklands hosted a celebration event for the seven category winners of the Women in the City Woman of Achievement Award 2012 on 30th October.

At Home with Ampersand
We’re starting to get rather excited about our upcoming "Foraged and Found” themed client event at Rum & Sugar, not least because last year‘s client evening at 28 Portland Place was such a great success and a joy to execute.
The Developing City Exhibition
In June Ampersand were delighted to be appointed as the exclusive caterer for a new and exciting event space in the City. 
Strawberry Fields for Ampersand
Ampersand Operations Manager JC Roumignac recently had an opportunity to visit one of our suppliers, Haygrove Sidlesham Ltd. This family run business provides us with many of the top quality berries we use in our dishes.
By Royal Appointment at One Birdcage Walk
One Birdcage Walk, home of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, gained royal approval when the venue was graced by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, who hosted the 20th NEF on Thursday 8th March in her role as President of the National Equine Forum (NEF).

The Law Society iPad Giveaway

You book our pad and you can have an iPad!

Goldsmiths’ Centre opens for business
Ampersand offers glittering corporate hospitality packages at modern new venue built by 700 year-old Livery Company
A Victorian Menu with a Twist for The In & Out’s 150th birthday
The In & Out Club celebrated its 150th Anniversary on the 1st March with guests including the Club’s president, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.
The Law Society hosts Westminster Collection Spring Showcase
The Westminster Collection's Spring Showcase will take place at the Law Society on 18 April 2012, from 16.00 - 19.00.
Keeping it light at Le Manoir
Ampersand chefs took part in an inspiring salt Master class with Raymond Blanc OBE at his two Michelin-starred Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons restaurant in Oxfordshire.
Ampersand wins prestigious catering contract with Historic Royal Palaces
Ampersand has won a five and a half year public catering contract for Historic Royal Palaces worth a combined estimated sales value of £60 million.  
No.11 Cavendish Square extends catering contract with Ampersand
No.11 Cavendish Square has extended its catering contract with Ampersand following a strong pitch against three other catering companies.
East Wintergarden and Ampersand support children’s Magical Taxi Tour
East Wintergarden and Ampersand were proud to host the ‘Big Breakfast’ for the annual Children’s Magical Taxi Tour for terminally ill children – one of London’s most unique charity events.