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Center Parcs menu has the MIDAS touch

Press release   •   Mar 24, 2017 11:40 GMT

Layered Yoghurt Granola Sundaes at Sports Café

Center Parcs’ Sports Café menu came top in the Leisure & Travel category of the 2017 MIDAS Awards.

Center Parcs’ latest Sports Café menu achieved this prestigious industry accolade at the ninth annual Menu Innovation and Development Awards (MIDAS) held in London.

A team of mystery diners and judges decided the winners of the 31 categories in the awards, which are ran by the Menu Innovation Network, part of Inside Foodservice.

The all-day Sports Café menu, introduced in January, offers an extended range of breakfast and brunch options including layered yoghurt and granola sundaes, breakfast waffles and freshly made smoothies. The lunch and dinner options have also had some new additions, with a range of flatbreads, new salads and rotisserie chicken taking a spot on the menu.

As part of Center Parcs’ ongoing commitment to ensure families with specific dietary requirements can all enjoy delicious meals out during their break, the Sports Café has also created new menus for vegan, gluten-free and dairy and lactose free diners, along with equivalent children’s menus.

Eddie McAdam, Center Parcs Group Food and Beverage and Retail Manager, said;
‘Winning this MIDAS Award is a tremendous achievement and recognises how far our food and beverage team has progressed in terms of innovation. It’s important that our menus are updated regularly to reflect the needs of our guests and we’re extremely proud of the MIDAS recognition.’

Simon Peat, Managing Director at Inside Foodservice Limited, explains why the menu won;
‘The Sports Café menu offers an extensive range of quality menu items changing to satisfy the different parts of the day. To be able to offer such an extensive menu and maintain quality was a real plus point. Dishes were of high quality and offered separate menus for customers with dietary issues such as gluten free, lactose free and vegan.’

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Notes to Editors

Sports Café is one of Center Parcs' own restaurants, available at all villages. Open all day* with multiple options for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner and big screens streaming live sports, Sports Café is the hub of the village. The n menu also includes a new selection of craft beers and artisan teas.

*opening times vary by village

About Center Parcs

Center Parcs has five villages across the UK; Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire, Elveden Forest in Suffolk, Longleat Forest in Wiltshire, Whinfell Forest in Cumbria and Woburn Forest in Bedfordshire

As the leader in the UK family short break market, Center Parcs regularly achieves average annual occupancy in excess of 97%.

Center Parcs offers weekend, (Friday to Monday) or midweek (Monday to Friday) breaks and welcomes more than 2.2 million guests each year, with 96% of guests expressing an intention to return

The Center Parcs concept is to provide a range of high quality accommodation, shops, restaurants and exceptional leisure facilities, carefully nestled amongst 400 acres of protected forest environment.

This concept originated in Holland in 1967, with the first UK Center Parcs opening in 1987. Center Parcs is now a separate entity in the UK.

Center Parcs has been announced ‘Best Family Holiday Provider’ in the Tommy’s Awards for the eleventh year in a row.