Kent distributor KCCJ should be hugely pleased with its work designing and outfitting all the restaurants and bars at Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium in north London, according to figures reported by The Sun.
The newspaper claims the football club is generating £800,000 in revenue at each home game with a wide choice of suites, restaurants, bars and street-food outlets onstadium concourses. KCCJ was drafted in to achieve this with regards to the stadium’s food and beverage offering.
The 62,000-seater stadium officially opened on Wednesday 3 April, with the build costing a rumoured £750m.
It is the biggest project KCCJ has yet taken on, handling all of the catering equipment design and delivering all of the kitchens, bars and an on-site microbrewery.
The Market Place, situated in the stadium’s South Stand, and the Touchline Grills, located throughout all stands, feature outlets including the N17 Grill for gourmet burgers; Linesman; serving fish and chips; Chicken House for fried chicken; Naan & Noodle, serving Asian street food; and Smashed Olive for pizza and salads.
Plus the On Four premium hospitality areas include Galvin restaurants, private dining, a member’s club and suites.
The bar provision includes: The Goal Line Bar, running a 65metres – the entire length of the goal line and the longest bar in Europe; The Shelf, featuring bricks salvaged from the East Stand of White Hart Lane; The Dispensary and The White Hart.
One element making headlines is the beer dispensing system KCCJ designed and outfitted which fills glasses from the bottom. Utilising technology from American firm Bottoms Up, the bottom of each beer glass is sealed with a magnet. The dispenser then disengages that seal to fill each glass from the bottom and once the contact with the dispenser is broken, the magnet seal drops to the bottom to ensure the liquid remains in the glass.
Spurs’ operations and hospitality event manager Ray Wattson said during the project: “Having worked with KCCJ on our new stadium development project, we have found them to be a professional, focused, passionate company.
“Their knowledgeable team are always focused on us, as the customer.
“KCCJ have listened to our thoughts and ideas and have offered innovative solutions on everything from kitchen design to restaurant style and working concept menus. They have conducted analytical financial studies ensuring we achieve best product for price.
“We have engaged all sectors of the KCCJ team, project management, design, procurement and construction/installation to assist us in delivering an ambitious project within a very time-sensitive timeline. We are extremely happy to have them as part of the team.”
The football club will no doubt be hoping that the Ajax team will partake of too much of its stadium’s hospitality ahead of the Champions League semi-final first leg tonight.