Catering Insight Awards unveils official After-Party venue

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This year's Catering Insight Awards After-Party will be held at the Tropicana Beach Club in Covent Garden.

Anyone who’s been to previous Catering Insight Awards ceremonies knows that the action gets even more interesting after the main event, at the official After-Party.

The catering equipment industry lets its hair down and celebrates its achievements over the past 12 months with fun tunes, a dancefloor and, perhaps more importantly, specially-negotiated drinks deals.

In past years, the Catering Insight Awards has had a tropical theme, being held first at Mahiki and then in 2016 at its sister venue Kanaloa. So for the 2017 event, we are continuing with this successful formula, and can now exclusively reveal that the After-Party will be held at the Tropicana Beach Club.

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Located in Covent Garden, less than a mile from the Catering Insight Awards’ 2017 ceremony venue, 8 Northumberland Avenue in the heart of Central London, the Tropicana Beach Club is described as “a trip to paradise without ever having to step foot out of London”.

Catering Insight has secured special dispensation for the venue to open until 3am, giving guests the chance to party on until the early hours after the ceremony on Thursday 23 November.

Responding to feedback from previous years, we have not only secured an exclusive area for Catering Insight Awards guests, but the rest of the venue will also be open to the public, so that all attendees can choose whether they would like to party with just the industry or a wider demographic.

Not only that, guests will enjoy complimentary entry to the venue and be issued with wristbands to enjoy 2 for 1 cocktails and beers for the duration of the night as well as bottles of Prosecco for £20. For those who want to go all-out there is even the ‘Wipe Out’ – a surfboard full of shots!

The club features a ‘lagoon pool’ style dance floor surrounded by VIP beach cabanas, plus two bars, party booths and unique design features including 30ft palm trees, over 500 tropical bird decorations and a jungle of exotic flowers and plants.

Once guests have ‘checked in’ they are invited to enter ‘full on holiday mode’ and enjoy live music, cabaret style performances, Caribbean style steel drums as well as beach style games such as coconut shy and surfboard limbo, all hosted by a team of lifeguards. Tropicana Beach Club also boasts newly installed technology to create sunset, sunrise and twilight scenes and even tropical thunderstorms.

Anyone interested in commercial opportunities surrounding the Catering Insight Awards and After-Party should contact:

Mark Harris
0203 176 4226


Anne-Marie Judge
0203 176 5632

Tickets are now available for the Catering Insight Awards on our dedicated microsite HERE.

More than 200 industry luminaries are expected to attend the only sector awards entirely decided by distributors and suppliers themselves, with dealers voting on the supplier category winners and suppliers choosing the distributor victors.

The full list of awards is:


Service & Support
Light Equipment
Heavy Equipment, sponsored by Commercial Kitchen
Business Development
Training & Education, sponsored by CESA


Distributor of the Year – South of England
Distributor of the Year – North of England, sponsored by Blue Seal
Distributor of the Year – Rest of the UK, sponsored by DC Products
Distributor of the Year – Project Management, sponsored by Welbilt
Emerging Distributor of the Year, sponsored by Jestic Foodservice Equipment
Digital Initiative of the Year
Service & Maintenance Provider of the Year, sponsored by First Choice Group

Headline honours

Distributor of the Year – Nationwide, sponsored by Rational
Lifetime Achievement Award

The Catering Insight Awards are supported by Cedabond.

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Clare Nicholls

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