Who we are

Made the difference

Passionate Foodies

With a kitchen boasting more than 650 industry awards, Amadeus delivers innovative solutions to venues and event organisers across the country, providing visitors with a unique and memorable food experience.

As a socially responsible business, Amadeus is committed to reducing its impact on the environment. The team is proud of its sustainability credentials, with 80% of its suppliers being located within a 30-mile radius, reducing food miles and the business’ carbon footprint and emissions.

Our history

In 45 years, we’ve reached more than a few famous milestones. Here are just a few of our proudest achievements.

1973

NEC construction start

Prime minister Edward Heath cuts the tape to start construction work at the NEC
1976

NEC Group Catering

Amadeus launches as NEC Group Catering as the Queen officially opens the NEC at the International Spring Fair
1980

NEC Arena

Group extends to include catering at the NEC Arena (now Resorts World Arena)
1988

Neil Ashton

Neil Ashton joined the NEC as a chef – today he is Amadeus’ longest serving member on the Executive Chef team.
1991

The ICC and NIA

The ICC and NIA (now Utilita Arena Birmingham) join the NEC Group and NEC Group Catering operation
1999

Scottish Open

NEC Group Catering launch Amadeus as an events brand at the Scottish Open.
2005

High-street outlets

First food and beverage high-street outlets arrive at the NEC falling under Amadeus’ remit
2006

NEC Group Catering

NEC Group Catering becomes its own division of the NEC Group.
2011

Amadeus rebrand

NEC Group Catering formally rebrands as Amadeus adopting the existing external events branding
2012

Olympic and Paralympic Games

Amadeus deliver the biggest peacetime catering operation in history at the Olympic and Paralympic Games in London.
2015

Vox Conference Centre

Amadeus launch at the Vox Conference Centre.
2018

£50m turnover

Amadeus reaches £50m turnover with a catering portfolio that includes the NEC Group’s five venues and over 30 additional UK venues.

Our team

Our Awards

Awards recognise the talent and facilities of our business.  They set us apart from the rest and place us at the forefront of the live events industry.  Here are some of our most recent awards.