In June 2018 renowned potato product brand McCain hosted its ‘Champion Potato Growers Annual Presentation Dinner’ at the National Railway Museum.
They chose the venue primarily for its uniqueness, but with the added benefits of a central location and a team that could be flexible to meet McCain’s requirements.
The event celebrated McCain’s 50th year in Great Britain and as well as being attended by directors and the CEO, potato growers and the brand’s agriculture department came along, too, resulting in a total of 405 guests.
“We hold separate annual awards each year for both northern and southern growers,” McCain told us. “This year we wanted to host a joint awards ceremony. We hold separate annual awards each year for both northern and southern growers and this year we wanted to host a joint awards ceremony.”
After a drinks reception at the turntable in Great Hall, guests moved through the museum to enjoy the awards ceremony and tuck into fantastic food—all of which contained McCain’s potato products.
McCain said: “We liaised with the museum’s chef as we wanted to use McCain potato products in every course, including the dessert. The three-course meal included dishes such as sweet chilli potato croquettes made from McCain mash and a caramel potato cake with espresso cream.”
So, how did the event go on the night?
“The National Railway Museum were on hand at every step of the way to ensure that all the arrangements ran smoothly and to our requirements, so there were no problems overall.
“We have already received many positive comments about the night and especially the uniqueness of the venue and the professionalism of the staff on the night. The food and service was outstanding and we would not hesitate to recommend the venue to others.”