Established in 1984, we have 33 years experience under our belt. Here's our story...
A Year of Celebrations
Wow, what a year 2016 was… GIG was named the Fastest Growing
Food Service Company by AlixPartner! We also celebrated 30 years catering at
Reading and 18 successive years at Glastonbury Festivals!
We’re 31 years old! 2015 has been one to remember; we’ve won multiple awards, secured huge contracts, seen our divisions go from strength to strength & our very own MD, Tony & Global Ops Director, Bonnie even can be found featured in Bucks Life Magazines Top 100 Inspirational Men/Women!
Music to our Ears
GIG received The Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade 2014; and if that wasn’t enough, we are named Buckinghamshire Business First’s ‘Company of the Year’ and ‘Exporter of the Year’! All of which we are extremely proud of – it’s been a good one!
The year of the snake was good to us, a busy year consisting of a re-branding of GIG and our divisions as well as events and tours around the world topped off with a FSB Buckinghamshire Business Award for Service Excellence!
Favourite Caterer at the TPI’s, Best Service Provider at the Arthur Awards and Best Caterer at Top Dog. e2B double their warehouse space and for the Olympics GIG become the first caterer with VCP status.
Additions to the family
Brand Infusion joins the group as partners, we win the MIMA Award for Best Brochure Intermediary Award and Favourite Caterer at the Total Production Awards.
On The Move
GIG move to Chesham to new larger premises in preparation for London 2012, Globestar Entertainment join the Group and we win the UK:Event Awards for Best Caterer.
Our GIG Asia office opens in China. Meanwhile other highlights included cateirng for HM Elizabeth II at the opening of the South Hook Terminal in the UK.
GIG Middle East opens in Doha with our partner company Dunes Catering. Plus Eat to the Beat are honoured to be recognised once more at the Total Production Awards for the 5th year in a row.
We Love what we do!
Favourite Caterer at the Total Production Awards and the Silver Event Award for Event Supplier of the Year & catering at Downing Street!
The CEA Eventia Award for Caterer of the Year & another year as Favourite Caterer at the Total Production Awards plus Roger Water’s The Wall Aftershow Party.
...And another award...
Total Production Favourite Caterer and the Silver Event Award for Event Supplier of the Year. Catering for talented & generous artists at Live 8.
Eat to the Beat are honoured win the Favourite Caterer at the Total Production Awards and be a part of Band Aid!
Making it official
Chevalier unleash their creative side as they become Chevalier Event Design, the Group name becomes Global Infusion Group or GIG – clever huh?! – and ETTB Inc is officially formed in the USA
Client list, stock, equipment – it’s all growing and e2B
need more space, so a third warehouse and office space is purchased. Festival of the Sea, Harry
Potter Press Junket and Peter Cook Tribute. Bjork, Coldplay, and Elvis the Concert to list a few!
The last of the Live!
Eat to the Beat win the final LIVE! Award for Favourite Caterer in the music business. GIG SPORT becomes a division all of it’s own.
Millennium Sails is incorporated into the group and we purchase a second warehouse.
Sisters are doing it for...you
Sticking with the food & beverage theme e2B Logistics is formed working with an at the time little known energy drink called Red Bull.
Eat to the Beat are honoured with Favourite Caterer at the LIVE! Awards again and again in 1997 and catering for the Three Tenors!
Eat to the Beat are catering on 17 tours during October alone!
Our First Award
Eat to the Beat are awarded the title of Favourite Caterer in the Music Business at the inaugural LIVE! Awards and go on to win it in 1993 too.
Getting a Hold
Eat to the Beat and Chevalier have a parent – the Intercontinental Catering Company becomes the holding company of the group.
The purchase of our first industrial warehouses and office space saw ETTB and Chevalier firmly establish their presence as live event caterers.
Toning Down the Rock & Roll
Its time to go more corporate with the formation of the Chevalier Catering Company plus the purchase of our first mobile kitchen sees ETTB branch out into Film & TV.
Eat to the Beat are now able to cater on 5 tours simultaneously with our portable flightcased kitchens, in other news – we gave up on the potato oven!
As Tony Laurenson sets off on tour with Joe Jackson and then Iron Maiden on February 7th Eat to the Beat is born providing catering for production, crew and artists.