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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 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. 

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.

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.  

Ampersand Placement Students Trading Valuable Experience for Hard Work and a Fresh Perspective

At Ampersand, we are always excited to discover fresh talent and to share our enthusiasm and love for food and hospitality. One way we do this is by welcoming students, usually from hospitality, leisure and tourism courses, during their placement year.

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.

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.

Prestigious Sustainability Award for Ampersand at Wakehurst Place

Ampersand has landed the prestigious ‘Best Sustainable Supplier’ award at the annual Footprint Awards for our DVC catering at Wakehurst Place.

Palace of Holyroodhouse - Address to a Haggis
On St Andrew's Day, the team at Palace at Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh wanted to share some traditional Scottish fare with their visitors. Neeps and tatties, a dram of whisky and of course the 'cheftain o' the puddin-race', the haggis.

See how they got on in our video!
Café at the Palace Named Best Place to Eat and Drink 2013 by the AVLA

We’re delighted to announce that the Café at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh has been chosen as the best place to eat and drink for 2013 by the members of the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions.

New Ampersand catering receives the seal of approval from some of ZSL London Zoo’s most discerning residents
Yesterday giraffes and penguins at ZSL London Zoo received the Ampersand experience when we offered them silver service with a difference just ahead of the opening of brand-new eatery The Terrace Restaurant. 

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. 
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. 
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.
All new feeding time at ZSL London Zoo
Ampersand wins Zoological Society of London catering contract
The Museum of London Docklands Open Day
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Now munching at Hampton Court Palace Restaurants

The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Now munching at Hampton Court Palace Restaurants
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.