Jockey Club Catering has appointed Craig Cadwaladr as its new general manager at Haydock Park Racecourse.
Craig brings a wealth of racecourse catering experience and expertise to the role and joins Haydock Park from Chester Racecourse where he has been working for the past 11 years, most recently as the Deputy Head of Catering, a post he has held for the last two and a half years.
As general manager, Craig will oversee all catering operations at the racecourse, leading a team of up to 580 managers, chefs and frontline staff. During race fixtures, Craig will be responsible for the management of the racecourses 34 restaurants and bars, 30 private boxes and eight public catering facilities.
Nick Campbell, Managing Director for Jockey Club Catering, said of the appointment: “We are delighted to welcome Craig to Haydock Park and are excited to see his vision and commitment to racecourse catering shine through. His extensive knowledge and experience of what racegoers expect will ensure a winning combination of thrilling horse racing, fine cuisine and magnificent facilities at Haydock Park.”
Haydock Park’s National Hunt season starts with a bang on Friday 18th and Saturday 19th November with the Betfair Chase Festival. One of the best Jumps fixtures of the season, the Betfair Chase is the first of three races on the road to the Jockey Club Chase Triple Crown £1 million bonus. A prize for any horse that can emulate the great Kauto Star and win all three leading jumps races which also includes the 32Red King George VI Chase at Kempton Park and the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase.
Haydock Parks upcoming fixtures include; Betfair Chase weekend 18 & 19 November 2016; Tommy Whittle Chase Day 17 December 2016; The Last Fling 30 December 2016; Peter Marsh Chase 21 January 2017; Grand National Trial 18 February 2017; Jump into Spring Raceday 22 March 2017; Easter Family Day 15 April 2017.
Jockey Club Catering is a venture partnership between Jockey Club Racecourses, the UK’s leading racecourse and venues group, and Compass Group UK & Ireland, to provide top quality catering, hospitality and service at 15 racecourses nationwide.
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