GIG FYI
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  • A New Beginning

    From the very early stages of planning …fyi knew that the Barclaycard British Summertime Festival was going to be special, working alongside organisers AEG, …fyi were delighted to be a part of it!

    Being a brand new festival …fyi were on hand from conception through completion designing and creating a relaxing enjoyable space complete with catering and gin tastings.

    Providing catering, dressing room riders and event design plus of course Keith Richards’ ritualistic Shepherds Pie – we just hope the public had such fun and enjoyed the great atmosphere as we did! – ‘Rock and Roll’ on next Summer!

  • Maybe it's Maybelline

    It’s not just the make-up we love, working alongside Maybelline …fyi are always given the opportunity to be our creative selves.

    Launching their new mascara, Maybelline entertained guests with a fabulous fashion show complete with a bespoke range of fresh and healthy canapés with a selection of sweet treats to match the theme.
    Working again alongside Maybelline for their Press Day Media Showcase in Shanghai …fyi created food and stunning floral arrangements perfectly matched to Maybelline’s brand identity.

    Guests received flight ticket inspired invitations and were asked to ‘check in’ prior to enjoying cocktails in the waiting lounge.

  • Blue, Red, Yellow and Green

    An internationally recognised company across the globe – Google are known not just for their search engines that we can’t remember a life without, but also for their events held across the world. GIG…fyi are honoured to have worked with Google in both the UK and China at their Big Tent Event and Press Conferences.
    GIG…fyi ensured that Google was centre stage and left no doubt as to whose event it was… Google colours were everywhere – from the cupcakes to the cocktails and the candy bars. Interactive food and drink stations ensured the delegates were kept well fed and entertained whilst enjoying themselves.

  • An Olympic Summer...Round 2

    The Olympic Park holds great memories for …fyi and GIG – following on from London 2012 and now Summer 2013.

    5 events, 20 show days and over 300,000 spectators.

    …fyi were on site from May until July to provide VIP & guest catering in the Live Nation Experience Area at Hard Rock Calling, Wireless Festival, GoLocal & Electric Daisy Carnival.

    Providing an exclusive bar and buffet area with a wide variety of delicious food for guests to enjoy and soak up the atmosphere.

  • Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend

    Mark Ronson, tents sourced from Cirque du Soleil, a Bedouin village, BBQ’s, a hog roast, champagne, three course dinner and a full English breakfast the next day plus a fly over – what more could a 21st Birthday have or want?!

    With main stages and headliners …fyi worked alongside EMC to ensure the food on offer was fit for a princess and 500 guests!

    …fyi designed a menu tailored to the event that reflected the theme and atmosphere of the night – the enticing and beautiful Moulin Rouge… Even once the main event was over …fyi remained on hand to cook and serve breakfast to 100 well rested revellers!

  • An NTA to Remember

    Red Carpet glamour, awards and celebrations, and most of the nations most treasured stars could only be one night of the year – the National Television Awards.

    …fyi have worked on the NTA’s for the past 12 years and love every moment of it. The green room and the presenters, press room and the winners to the pre-show and after-party.

    2013 was certainly no different with the NTA’s turning 18! …fyi turned food and hospitality into an art form helping create the glittering after party with a beautiful handmade three tier cake, canapés to tantalise and most importantly champagne flowing.

  • Your Wish is Our Command

    We do love a good wedding! Over the years …fyi have helped plan weddings across the board. From the King of Greece’s son to a wedding on a tight budget we understand the most important part is you and that it’s all in the detail!

    …fyi provide the support you need and there is always a Bonnie, Robyn, Katy or Laura with you every step of the way!

    We help you find that perfect venue, beautiful bouquets, tantalising and delicious wedding breakfasts and a bar to keep them dancing – give us your desires and dreams and we make them a reality!

  • DS Launch

    In 2012 Citroën took their newest model of the DS to Beijing, China. The launch event took place in an old water tower that had been revamped in the Art District of Beijing, a spectacular setting for the 600 attendees.
    …fyi were on-site to provide catering and hospitality services for the 600 guests who were served a fabulous 4 course dinner following their champagne reception. The dinner consisted of the finest French cuisine produced by our army of 25 chefs, served by over 120 front of house and service staff, conducted by our French maestro Felix Zafra.

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WE HAVE CREATED FABULOUS FOOD FOR AEG LIVE AMCI ASTON MARTIN AUDITOIRE AVANTGARDE BBC CHANEL COCA COLA DOWNLOAD ESTEE LAUDER GEORGE P JOHNSON GOOGLE GRASS ROOTS HMV IGNITE IMAGINATION INNOVISION JACK MORTON LEXUS LIVE NATION MAYBELLINE MAZDA MERCEDES NATIONAL TELEVISION AWARDS nike PALOMA FAITH PAUL McCARTNEY PRG PRINCES TRUST ROYAL BRITISH LEGION RED BULL SLEDGE SONY MUSIC TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL UNILEVER VIRGIN MONEY WIRELESS WRG AT CORPORATE “DO’S”, WEDDINGS, PRODUCT LAUNCHES, RIGHT ROYAL OCCASIONS, THE RED CARPET AND MANY A PARTY…

Creativity is Contagious...Pass it On

GIG…fyi understand all the ingredients of an event from a sit down dinner for 50, a cocktail reception for 2000 or an intimate gathering of 12.

With all the tools at their disposal GIG…fyi will create something deliciously different for your wedding, corporate function or launch to suit every palate and any occasion.

From concept through creation to completion GIG…fyi pull together all the finishing touches – putting the posh in nosh and innovating the art of entertaining GIG…fyi will design a bespoke menu and style perfectly suited to your event.

  • Bonnie May

    Global Operations Director & GIG...fyi Grande Fromage with a Creative Flair

    Guilty Pleasure: Interior Design & Home Magazines
    Likes: Gin & Tonic with Lime not Lemon!
    Signature Dish: Risotto and Fresh Food from the Garden

  • Robyn Mullett

    Operations Manager, Bubbly Blonde & Organised to a T, GIG...fyi Go to Girl

    Things that Really Baffle Me: Tin Openers
    Guilty Pleasure: Garth Brooks
    Strangest Thing Ever Eaten: Fish Eye!
    “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”

  • Katy Turner

    Assistant Operations Manager, Creative All Rounder & Positive Planner

    Things that Baffle Me: Childlock Lids (I still Struggle)
    Best Work Moment: Meeting the Rolling Stones
    Bugbears: People who chew food loudly
    “We’re all in the Gutter, but Some of us See Stars”

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  • 1988

    Toning Down the Rock & Roll

    The Chevalier Catering Company is formed! Offering a more corporate look and feel than our sister company Eat to the Beat with the same service and great food!

  • 1989

    Menus for Everyone

    From the BT AGM at Wembley to a Bartle, Bogle & Hegarty BBQ, a launch at the Grosvenor Hotel with Crown, the launch of BSKYB in the UK and a season of events on the HMS President.

  • 1990

    Let Them Eat Cake

    From a 5-course sit down dinner for Abbey National to Afternoon Tea at the Surrey County Show – a delicious year was had by all!

  • 1991

    Drinks All Round

    Providing bars for the public at 35 major UK events amongst our roster of corporate events, parties and VIP catering alongside Eat to the Beat catering for crew.

  • 1992

    Festival & a Ball

    From the Chelsea Arts Club Ball at the Royal Albert Hall catering for guests to Finsbury Park for The Fleadh – an Irish Music festival which saw us cater for artists including Bob Geldof & his Happy Clappers.

  • 1993

    On Point

    We’re 5! Keeping ourselves busy with the Bolshoi Ballet where we sourced and supplied a Russian chef to meet all their needs and Noel Edmonds Garden Party complete with Mr Blobby!

  • 1994

    Music is the Food of Love

    The Capital Jazz Festival had us bopping away while we cooked and served some tantalizing delights. Plus a season of corporate events for Coal Investments.

  • 1995

    Fit for a King

    A slightly eclectic year for us.. The Bosnian Peace Summit, getting creative for the King of Greece’s Son’s wedding, the and staying in shape on the Adidas Streetball Roadshow to name a few…

  • 1996

    In Concert

    Keeping busy with aftershow and end of tour parties plus catering for the world renowned Three Tenors at Wembley.

  • 1997

    Unusual yet Corporate

    It was all hands on deck for the BT Global Challenge Corporate Hospitality, canapés for Unusual Rigging and of course Bonnie May left the road and joined the office team!

  • 1998

    Footbal Fever in France

    Providing hospitality at 14 stadiums across France for the World Cup, couple that with the Red Bull Superbikes and the UB40 aftershow party and we can happily say ‘what a year!’

  • 1999

    After All...I'm Just a Girl

    Beautiful creative yet traditional and elegant ideas to welcome in the Chinese New Year for the Sultan of Brunei – reminds us of Julia Roberts and the Notting Hill Film Premiere we catered at later in the year.

  • 2000

    Turn of the Century

    On site with a sporting event providing VIP hospitality at the Millennium Youth Games, fun for 3000 adults and children at the Family Fun Day for Sainsbury’s and Walt Disney for a presentation at Leicester Square Odeon.

  • 2001

    What a Year!!

    Red Bull Hospitality Days, a Harry Potter Press Junket and the launch of the new Renault and the France Telecom and Orange Merger – we love turning our hand to whatever your event requirements may be.

  • 2002

    High Octane

    Providing hospitality at 12 venues across the UK for the British Superbikes Races for the Red Bull Rookies 125 team. Plus the Mercedes US Tour.

  • 2003

    Unleash the Creativity

    The Chevalier Catering Company becomes Chevalier Event Design as we unleash our creative side! Highs of the year? Levi’s Pan European Conference in Milan & National Television Awards.

  • 2004

    Celebrations!

    VIP Hospitality at Proms in the Park, Download Artists and Virgin Radio Corporate Hospitality at the Isle of Wight as well as catering for the BP AGM and Vodafone Ball.

  • 2005

    Taste of Luxury

    Catering for the Taste of Lexus Road Show Tour across the US which saw us touring for 61 days while providing catering services to all those involved and VIP hospitality.

  • 2006

    Rock & Rolling

    Honoured & privileged to cater for Roger Waters Afterparty following his set at Hyde Park Calling. We were also found creating fanciful treats at the Microsoft Summer Party, the British Comedy & O2 Spirit Awards.

  • 2007

    Yes, Prime Minister

    Haven’t you just always wanted to say that!? Well in the summer of 2007 we did, several times providing event services and catering for the Downing Street Summer Party.

     

  • 2008

    Upbeat

    Chevalier Event Design becomes Upbeat Event Design just in time for a 21st Birthday party to rival them all and a truly memorable occasion at Nelson Mandela’s 90th Birthday Celebration!

  • 2009

    Going Underground

    Brought in by Glass Page, Upbeat catered for 12,400 people during TfL’s training days for London 2012 in a 6 month period. No time to stop it was Red Bull X-Fighters, the 7/7 Memorial, Hard Rock Calling & Wireless again.

  • 2010

    Cocktails & China

    Bicycles at the ready for the Deloitte Ride Across Britain final night celebrations with 1,300 supporters. The new office and team in China are going from strength to strength with clients including Lamborghini, Fendi and L’Oreal

  • 2011

    Something for Everyone

    We’ve got too many highlights! So rather than sit and argue here’s a list JP Morgan Corporate Challenge, Chloe Fashion Show, Grazia Magazine Event, Lacoste L!VE and Paloma Faith’s Birthday

  • 2012

    A Huge Hyde Park Run

    Mention London 2012 and the Olympics spring to mind, for us we were on site in Hyde Park for Wireless, Hard Rock Calling and BT London Live, & in China catering for Mango, Longchamp and Relais & Chateaux.

  • 2013

    Feeding Your Imagination

    Changing your hairstyle…it’s a big decision and when it’s not quite right you have to keep trying so this year we’ve finally done it – we’ve had a bit of a makeover and we’re now looking as good as the food we create

  • 2013

    The Events

    A 2013 snapshot – British Summertime Barclaycard Festival, Hard Rock & Wireless, Chanel Little Black Jacket, Red Bull Soap Box, YSL Cosmetic Launch, ABB Annual Conference, Evisu Fashion Show & the Sephora Flagship Store Opening.

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  • EASTER

    Have a Cracking Easter

    From all of us at GIG…fyi and GIG we hope you have an egg-cellent Easter Weekend filled with plenty of lovely things to eat!

    And don’t forget…chocolate is not just for Easter!

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    Red Bull Launch in China

    Having worked with Red Bull since 1989 watching & helping a little known energy drink become the well known brand it is today. GIG know that Red Bull is so much more than just a drink – so when Red Bull decided that China was next the list GIG…fyi were more than ready to design a catering experience perfectly suited for Red Bull’s official launch into China.

  • Citroen DS

    Hitting the Streets

    Launched exclusively in China the new flagship model Citroen DS 5LS hit the streets in late March. The launch party was hosted at the spectacular Château Lafite, Beijing. GIG…fyi were on-site to provide a five course sit down dinner for 750 guests with each course designed to stimulate a specific sense; For sound GIG…fyi served up Tepan sizzling beef rib in black pepper sauce arousing the sense & providing luxury food to emulate the design & authenticity of the new model.

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    NTA’s 2014

    Each year the National Television Awards, sees TV personalities from across the nation donning their best frocks and suits ready to compete for those coveted awards. In our 13th year of catering at the NTA’s GIG…fyi know that it is all about the atmosphere and the afterparty! Providing a bespoke service which covered pre-show canapés, VIP & Star Treatment Lounges, Green Room & Press Hospitality along with the crew catering for the entire event and of course the famous afterparty!

  • Mont Blanc Canapes

    Mont Blanc

    Known worldwide for their timeless beauty & craftsmanship Mont Blanc have hosted a series of one-day exclusive shopping events across China. With GIG…fyi carefully hand picked to provide a fine selection of canapés and refreshments, one of our most experienced and innovative chefs, Todd, a 2013 Bocuse D’Or finalist created and designed a bespoke menu beautifully tailored to the event.

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    Michael Kors

    With a brand renowned for his luxurious and jet-set aesthetic styles and fashion China is the place to be for Michael Kors. Opening his second flagship store in China, the illustrious Sanlitun Village in Beijing, Michael Kors provided a sparkling reception with a drinks and creative canapé reception perfectly styled by GIG…fyi to add to the atmosphere & style of the evening.

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    Relaunching Stan Smith

    adidas Originals© have re-launched the classic Stan Smith trainer in Shanghai. Reportedly the 13th most influential sneaker contract in history, GIG are proud to have supported the re-launch with tailor-made canapés which were an extension of the Stan Smith brand. With a number of influential guests at the event in the fashionable district of Shanghai and GIG provided a ‘classic’ bespoke service.

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    Dinner for Jaguar

    Jaguar finished 2013 in style by holding a 4-course gala dinner for 350 guests and VIP’s to celebrate the end of a very successful year for the automotive manufacturer. It was an exciting opportunity for GIG to wine and dine guests and celebrities alike. A quintessentially British themed event space was created as the perfect setting for Jaguar to round off the trading year.

  • Service Excellence Winners (2)

    FSB Bucks Winners

    Following a memorable awards evening packed with networking and eating, two of our favourite pastimes, we’re proud to announce that we were the winners of the ‘Service Excellence’ category and runner up in our ‘Enterprising Business’ entry and. A category we’re very proud of winning, to be recognised by our peers and fellow business leaders for meeting the needs of our clients providing them with the best care possible.

  • LUX

    LUX-ury

    Luxury is high on everyone’s list of “wants” and Lux exquisite beauty products products create indulgent luxury for women across the globe.

    Holding a media reception and presentation to increase brand awareness at the Shanghai Post Office Museum, …fyi served a flying cocktail & canapé reception with changing flavours & cuisines throughout the evening which matched the delectable luxury of the Lux product.

  • SEPHORA

    Open for Business

    At GIG…fyi we pride ourselves in our involvement with high end luxury products and companies and working alongside them, including Sephora a visionary beauty-retail concept. A well-established global brand Sephora opened their flagship store in Shanghai, to cement their presence in 47 cities across China. GIG…fyi provided the 400 guests with a time allocated changing theme flying cocktail reception with matched the ambience and styling of the launch. Beautiful store, beautiful cocktails

  • SOAPBOX

    Get in your Soapbox

    The one day event held at Alexandra Palace attracted over 20,000 spectators amped up, ready to watch the racers battle the course at speeds upto 40 MPH! Working for Innovision Upbeat provided catering for VIP’s and crew – in 2 areas of the site while our sister company …e2B… provided all the Red Bull branded equipment and drinks.Crew catering was provided for the 4 days prior to the event while the race course was built plus on SoapBox day a VIP racing themed buffet.

     

  • Festival of Champions

    The Champions Festival signals the exciting climax to the Champions League – held at a different European city each year, it seemed fitting that this years final should take place in London at the Olympic Park.

    Working alongside UEFA Events, …fyi provided canapés and bowl food for official guests and VIPs including the Fresh Prince himself, Will Smith with an array of delicious food – leaving no palate wanting more.

     

  • CURRY

    Red Carpets and Curry

    Every so often GIG…fyi have the amazing opportunity to create something really bespoke for someone special. Bringing Colonial India to Highgate, transforming a traditional English Garden into a relaxing and exotic space which transported you to the luxuries of Colonial India with an appropriate menu of traditional Tandoor and Punjabi cuisine, washed down with our Coriander & Lychee Daiquiris and ‘Chai by Night’ cocktails.

     

     

  • NIKE

    We Own The Night

    Kick starting Nike’s London Olympic Anniversary celebration was a 10K race across London. The one day event attracted 27,000 runners, GIG…fyi provided relaxing ‘green room’ space for VIPs and special guests including Paula Radcliffe to spend time in before and after the 10K run serving canapés and champagne to 120 VIPs plus a glass of champagne to all those dedicated runners to celebrate their achievement – 3000 in total, that’s a lot of corks to pop!

     

     

     

  • Time for the Wellies

    Download festival is the UK’s premier rock festival attracting some of the biggest acts in ‘rock n roll’ including Rammstein, Slipknot and Iron Maiden – one of our longest standing clients, for nearly 30 years!

    This year …fyi provided event services for 6 different areas, artist catering, hospitality tent, headline compound, guest pods, dressing rooms & guest area concessions.

    Making use of a retro Airstream caravan, converted into a self-contained kitchen …fyi also provided a bespoke menu for Iron Maiden on their headline night including Nico the drummer’s very own recipe for ‘rock n roll’ ribs.

     

  • FAMILY FUN DAY

    Down the Rabbit Hole

    We do love our corporate events! At the beautiful Somerley Estate in Hampshire, Skandia hosted a ‘Family Fun Day’ for 3,000 guests, complete with an Alice in Wonderland theme. Catering for guests, artists and dressing room riders for Eliza Doolittle & the RPJ Band. …fyi kept the guests well fed and hydrated on the hottest weekend of the summer (!) and the crew with a sizzling BBQ buffet complete with Alice in Wonderland themed desserts and drink stations throughout the grounds.

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  • Freelance Crew

    Global Infusion Group are always looking for people to come and join our crew team.

    Site Leaders: Responsible for the overall event on site. Our Leaders run their teams and liaise with our clients as well as dealing with Health and Safety, food ordering and budgets.

    Chefs: We use all grade chefs to make up our teams whether you are starting out as a Commis up to Head Chefs.

    Front of House Team: We are looking for enthusiastic hard working caterers who are proud to serve some of the best food and drink in this industry.

    Kitchen Porters: An essential part of any kitchen team.

    Drivers: We have a fleet of vehicles that are used on location. We need drivers for our fleet from Sprinters up to 18 tonnes.

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  • Global Infusion Group

    Global Infusion Group (GIG) is a global catering, logistics and brand support company with 30 years experience across the globe. A live event support specialist, with offices & facilities in Asia, Europe, the Americas & the Middle East in addition to an extensive worldwide network of partners and suppliers.
    From the global sporting events to international festivals, music tours and corporate hospitality for the most exclusive of guests, Global Infusion Group are ideally placed to ensure quality and consistency at any major event across the globe.

  • EAT TO THE BEAT

    With their roots in the music and events industry, a film & TV division firmly established and 30 years experience catering around the world. Eat to the Beat are proud to have a client list that runs from A-Z.
    Working their way from location to location on film & TV shoots to worldwide music and production tours, one off shows and providing dressing room riders ETTB are known on site for their smiles, delicious & freshly cooked food. ETTB create a haven for artists, crew and production alike to relax in, creating a home from home – taking the corporate out of hospitality and working as an extension to a team so all you have to do is enjoy the food & ambience.

  • ...e2b...

    e2B offer unique event services, distribution strategies & storage solutions with 19 years experience in logistics & brand support.
    With over 90,000sqf of warehousing e2B safely and securely store a huge array of event equipment, sampling products and stock.
    With a team practiced in complex kit consolidation, accurate picking & an extensive knowledge of our storage system & stock e2B works seamlessly.
    e2B support their clients creativity as they continue to build brands that perform.

  • SPORT

    GIG SPORT offer a complete turnkey catering solution for all manner of live sporting and automotive events.
    Whether on an Olympics event field, the ice lakes of Mongolia, world class stadiums or the slickest of racetracks GIG SPORT have the experience and knowledge of large scale sporting events essential for delivery on this scale.
    All of GIG SPORT’s menus are designed with the target audience in mind and perfectly tailored to provide a complete nutritional balance with freshly cooked meals and a variety of choice to suit the cuisines of the world.

  • BRAND INFUSION

    Brand Infusion is a specialist Prop & Product Placement Agency which establishes targeted exposure for brands within the content of Television, Film, Online & Live Events. We are based at Elstree Studios, London’s No. 1 TV & Film Studio.

    In an increasingly fragmented media environment, brands require creative solutions. Bringing together top flight industry professionals from the Product Placement & Event sectors, Brand Infusion achieves effective, accountable brand exposure.

  • GLOBESTAR MANAGEMENT

    Globestar Management is our specialist entertainment company working across the UK and globe, specialising in show stopping performances from London’s brightest young talent; from the fabulous Globe Girls, our Pearls n Pecs Boys, to the enormously talented singers who make up The Show Must Go On and Geek Chic.

    Neil Armishaw (the original Globe Girl) Director of Globestar Management has brought together some of London’s finest performers to make your event simply amazing. Globestar always provides “entertainment with experience”.

  • DUNES

    Dunes Catering are our partner company in the Middle East. Specialising in Contract catering and Lebanese Meze for clients including Hilton Hotels, Ramani Hotels, Spinneys, W Hotel, St Regis Hotels, The Four Seasons & Qatar Airways. Dunes also provide retail products to Carrefour, MegaMart & C4 Market.

    With a wide base of experience covering retail items; the provision of canapés and finger food for hotels and restaurants; on site location catering; Dunes Catering are the indisputable choice when selecting a caterer to exceed your expectations.

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