Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest has launched a new catering service, The Kitchen Caters, with the goal of enhancing traditional culinary event delivery and execution to create what it calls a bespoke restaurant quality experience.
According to the five-star hotel, no matter what the scale of an event might be – large corporate functions, sensational weddings or intimate family parties – the responsibility for the catering should rest with the professionals, and their creativity.
The remit for their service includes identifying the appropriate location and venue, providing furnishings, table settings, flowers and decorations, creating the right ambience, and training the staff to understand the theme and purpose of the event.
In the background, The Kitchen Caters sets up comprehensive infrastructure complete with provisions for any eventuality, as if this were a master chef’s kitchen: whatever the guest might need should be at hand, just like a restaurant, be it an unplanned extra special meal or ingredients from off the menu.
The expertise contained within The Kitchen Caters is, as you would expect, wide, but the hotel says it does not believe it covers everything. As each event brief is interpreted, the catering service matches the requirements with the best possible chef to deliver them, even if that means sourcing that chef from another restaurant, be it Nobu or Fausto’s. The Kitchen Caters says it insists on sourcing the freshest seasonal ingredients from trusted suppliers. Drinks will be managed by the hotel’s head bartender. Wines will be recommended by the hotel’s sommelier.
“Our objective is ambitious but straightforward: to source the freshest ingredients, gather the brightest minds and employ the most outstanding people in the industry, to take catering to the next-level, and become Hungary’s unrivalled caterer,” said Stephan Interthal, general manager of the hotel.
Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest, designed by noted Hungarian architect József Finta, opened in Downtown Budapest in 1992. It now offers 316 rooms and 33 suites, and was voted Hungary’s Leading Business Hotel by the World Travel Awards, for the third time in 2016 (it previously won the title in 2007 and 2009). It is part of Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group, Kempinski Hotels, created in 1897. The group now manages a portfolio of 75 five-star hotels in 36 countries. Kempinski is a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance, the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands.