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Spotless secures official catering contract for new North Queensland Stadium

Spotless secures official catering contract for new North Queensland Stadium
April 24, 2019

Spotless Group Holdings Limited has secured a contract for the next five years to join the North Queensland Stadium team as the official caterer for the new venue, continuing a 10-year relationship with the North Queensland region.

Spotless will provide hot and cold food and beverage services across food outlets, corporate hospitality suites and bars for fans at the new 25,000 seat stadium in Townsville, which is due for completion ahead of the 2020 National Rugby League season.

Spotless Hospitality Venue Manager, Jeffrey Ellis, said Spotless is already a prominent fixture in North Queensland and has been part of the Townsville community since 2010, providing services to 1300SMILES Stadium, the Lavarack RAAF base, St Patrick’s College and the Australian Institute of Marine Sciences.

Ellis advised “we look forward to extending our relationship with local sports fans."

North Queensland Stadium Venue Manager Glenn Arboit said the hospitality experience would play a big part in the stadium experience for spectators, commenting "Spotless have demonstrated a clear vision for the new stadium, with a great range of food and beverage options that reflect the region and produce available, as well as a focus on value and variety. As the caterer at 1300SMILES Stadium since 2010, Spotless are a well-established part of the local community, with staff employed at the stadium sourced from the local community.

“Spotless’ corporate expertise is underpinned by its servicing of other major stadia and entertainment venues throughout Australia, including the Melbourne Cricket Ground and hbf Park in Perth.

“As part of the tender process applicants were required to satisfy a range of criteria, including an ability to deliver local benefits, and Spotless has demonstrated a commitment to maximise local produce, suppliers and opportunities for training and employment for locals."

Ellis added "we are committed to a 100% local workforce. We have a strong relationship with James Cook University and local labour hire providers, and there will be opportunities for training and upskilling via apprenticeships and traineeships."

Spotless will continue its long-term relationships with local suppliers, supporting the region’s farmers and providing fans with a stadium experience that is unique to North Queensland, continuing "with food items like reef fish and tropical burgers, North Queensland produce will be a key feature of the new stadium menu and we’ll be using it wherever possible, with a target of 85% locally-sourced produce."

Mark and Louise Partland from Ingham Road Seafood said they are delighted to be continuing to work with Spotless at the new stadium, stating “we’re a local family-owned business that’s been in Townsville for close to 10 years and we’ve been providing 1300SMILES Stadium with fresh seafood and sushi.

"We have a very successful relationship with Spotless and we are excited to showcase the best seafood our region has to offer at the new stadium.”

Larry Griffin from Simon George & Sons concluded “it’s great news that Spotless have been successful as the official caterers at the new stadium. This means local producers such as North Queensland Fresh and Accorsini Pineapples will continue to provide Spotless the best of local produce making the stadium a real-home grown experience.”

As part of the partnership, Spotless will also continue to employ local subcontractors to provide greater variety across its food offerings, such as Rock Paper Scissors, Zarraffas, Popcorn Kingdom, Hot Diggity Dogs, Funky Ice and Candy Shak.

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