07/16/2012 (press release: OnlinePR) // Kirsty Stewart
Makro appointed as supplier to Holland Heineken House
Makro UK has been appointed as the sole supplier to Holland Heineken House (HHH) after winning a food and catering supply contract. Holland Heineken House is the home of the Netherlands Olympic Committee and organised by HEINEKEN Netherlands as the main hospitality venue of the Dutch during this summer’s sporting events in London.
Makro UK, the UK’s leading cash and carry wholesaler, will supply food and catering supplies to Alexandra Palace, where Holland Heineken House will be located for four weeks (inc. load in and load out dates.) Holland Heineken House will welcome 6,000 guests every day including members of Dutch dignitaries, VIP guests, athletes and members of the public who have purchased tickets.
The largest of all the hospitality venues, Holland Heineken House will celebrate its 20th anniversary this year with a range of (sporting) activities, DJs and performers from the Netherlands. One Dutch radio station and two Dutch TV stations will also be based at the site, which will also house a range of eateries including: Brasserie van Oranje, a public restaurant and The Olympic Club for NOC*NSF guests only, run by Albron Creations Executive Chef Karel Van Tiel and two-Michelin Star chef Moshik Roth serving up to 800 guests per day; Heineken Arena, serving beverages and snacks for up to 1,000 guests; Brasserie van Oranje, serving brasserie style food during lunch and dinner for up to 800 guests per day; a Food Court with outlets providing snack-food for up to 4,000 guests each day; and a Media Center plus Café for all Dutch journalists.
One of Makro’s sommeliers has been working with Holland Heineken House to help develop a sophisticated wine list and will also be on-site to train all the wine waiters to ensure they posses detailed product knowledge.
Makro will provide a range of products across food and including:
• Over 15,000 kilos of fresh fruit and vegetables
• Over 8,000 kilos of fish and meat
• Over 8,000 kilos of chips
• 10,000 litres of fresh orange & apple juice
Makro will also supply a range of hospitality and catering supplies, including:
• Up to 300 litres of Liquid Nitrogen
• Spanish Saffron
• Texturas products from the world famous Albert & Ferrain Adria
• Truffle Oil
• Rose Water
• Fruit & Vegetables from around the world
• Edible flowers, Ratte Potatoes and Trompet de mort
Peter Mitchell, Head of Multi Channel at Makro, said: “It is a great privilege for Makro to be selected as the main supplier of food and drink to Heineken House. With over 100,000 guests expected to attend over 18 days its open for public, it is a mammoth undertaking that we are confident that Makro will deliver efficiently.
“Makro’s expertise in food service means that we are in perfect position to provide a complete solution to Holland Heineken House, from fine foods and wine to frozen chips. We are also able to provide a vast array of catering supplies from quality china and glassware through to wooden chip forks.”
Willem Jan Konings from Albron, said: “We selected Makro as the sole food and catering supplier for Holland Heineken House as it was able to supply us with the full range of products we needed to source including soft drinks, wine and spirits along with some extraordinary requests. As well as offering a very competitive price, Makro demonstrated it would be able to offer an excellent level of service through quality products and highly competent logistics.”
For more information on the Holland Heineken House visit www.hollandheinekenhouse.nl or view the virtual tour at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiIhuR-doQs
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For more information or to request samples please contact Kirsty Stewart or Michael Travers at Brazen PR on 0161 923 4994 or email: makro[email protected]
NOTES TO EDITORS
With up to 35,000 products in store and over 2,000 fresh lines, Makro UK is one of the UK’s largest cash and carry operators. Employing 3,700 people in stores which stretch from the north of Scotland to the south of England.
Makro is well known in the catering industry for providing businesses both big and small with the right tools for the job, from chef whites clothing to commercial fridges and freezers, as well as many other essential catering supplies. They are also sellers of other useful items for businesses such as the Henry hoover vacuum and other essential items.
Albron is the largest independent caterer in the Netherlands and provides catering facilities in about 1,100 company restaurants spread over the country, ranging from the extremely luxurious office environments to large industrial complexes. Our history dates back to 1889.
The Holland Heineken House will be situated at Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, Wood Green, N22 7AY, London.
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