More than 200 event organisers and buyers were welcomed through the doors of Church House Conference Centre last Thursday (April 16) for its annual showcase event.
Revel & Reveal was a chance for guests to sample Church House Conference Centre’s new menus, created in collaboration with its catering partners Harbour & Jones Events. Breaking with tradition, the gala evening swapped from its traditional sit down dinner to an interactive and experiential reception as guests were taken on a journey through the venue.
Guests were immersed into the streets of London, with food stalls representing Brick Lane, Borough Market, Fish Island and even a traditional East End pie and mash stall – all of which offered an insight into the new menus which are focused on using locally sourced products.
To top the night off, the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) Cabaret brought in a cast of 12 performers to celebrate the history of the West End, performing songs from Cabaret through to Wicked and Les Miserable.
Robin Parker, General Manager of Church House Conference Centre, commented: “We decided to do something a little different for our gala evening in order to take guests, especially those who are new to Church House, on a tour of the venue both in terms of the event spaces and culinary experience. Doing this gave us an opportunity to add an experiential element by showing the many different concepts and ways in which the catering provided by Church House and Harbour & Jones Events can be tailored to any event. Entertaining both existing and potential clients is something the whole team can get involved with, and our aim was to celebrate the best of London within the unique surroundings of Church House, and from all the comments we have received it certainly seems we achieved that.”
As in previous years, instead of providing guests with goody bags both Church House made a donation to Dreams Come True, a UK charity for children and young people with serious and life-limiting conditions.