Select list for Outdoor Event Catering

Antrim & Newtownabbey Borough Council wishes to develop a select list of external food caterers that may be invited to provide catering at events organised by the Council.

In keeping with the ethos of NI Year of Food and Drink 2016, the Council wishes to support Northern Ireland’s food producers and produce. Therefore applications from members of Food NI and Taste of Ulster are particularly welcome.
Only food businesses who have been awarded 4 or 5 star rating from their local authority will be permitted to attend Council events.

The Council welcomes applications from suppliers of:
• Gourmet, artisan and ethnic food
• Healthy food options
• General purpose food (e.g. burgers / chips)
• Sweet options (e.g. Ice-cream / frozen yoghurt
/Candy floss / popcorn / donuts)

The potential events that Council will require catering at may include:
• Special civic and sporting events (including
Ballyclare May Fair, Queen’s Birthday
Celebrations and the NI Festival of Cycling)
• Park based events (including Shoreline Festival,
Dragon Boat Race, Party in the Park, Culture Day)
• Seasonal events (including Halloween and Christmas)
• Speciality markets

If appointed to the Select List, firms will be approached to provide catering at individual events and advised of
the appropriate stall fee. The Council may choose to have one or more stalls from the same category, or not to have stalls from a particular category for each event, depending on the theme of the event.

Applications must be received by 12.00 noon on Tuesday 22 March. For an application form please email, visit here or call (028) 9034 0137.

Outdoor Catering Opportunity PDF