Centerplate, Hasting Pier’s newly appointed catering and hospitality partner, aims to make the food offering an attraction at the facility, which will be opened at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on 21 May after being destroyed by a fire in 2010.
The Centerplate menus have been created for the members of the public, conference delegates and private event guests who will be visiting the bar/restaurant, café, roof terrace and function areas.
The food on offer has been developed to cater for all tastes, from the ‘Bucket & Spade Club’ children’s menu to dishes such as cider-cured sea trout, Earl Grey tea smoked Channel mackerel and Weald mushroom ragout.
Local suppliers include Sussex Ice Cream, Harveys Brewery, and Nyetimber Vineyard.
As well as providing the retail catering services for day visitors and scheduled events, Centerplate will also be responsible for developing and building conference and events business for Hastings Pier
“We’re delighted Centerplate have taken up the F&B opportunity at the new pier. They have a world-class reputation and have really understood the specific needs of Hastings Pier, not simply for visitors to the town but for the locals as well. Centerplate has embraced the opportunity and has the expertise and skills to help make the pier the financial success the town needs it to be,” said Hastings Pier Charity CEO, Simon Opie.
Matthew Nicholson, Centerplate’s operations director – South, said: “The very essence of visitor catering is enhancing the customer experience and we want food to be one of the focal points for those visiting Hastings Pier – whether they are enjoying a family day out, attending a conference or celebrating a special occasion.”