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Lush by Tom Kerridge appointed official caterer for Guards Polo Club

Event catering company, Lush by Tom Kerridge, in partnership with Searcys, has been appointed the official caterer for the Guards Polo Club set in the heart of Windsor Great Park, on the border of Berkshire and Surrey.

The events catering firm, founded by the famed Michelin-starred chef, will take over the hospitality services for the Club’s upcoming events, with Searcys providing catering at the Clubhouse restaurant from spring 2023.

Lush brings the ethos, creativity, flavours and tastes of Tom’s famous two-Michelin starred restaurant Hand & Flowers, to the Guards Polo Club. The company will provide hospitality for all upcoming events at the venue, including the Cartier Queen’s Cup, Out-Sourcing Inc Royal Windsor Cup and Talacrest Prince of Wales’s Championship Cup.

With a focus on real food with bold flavours, the team will utilise the highest quality ingredients across a range of set menus, including afternoon tea hampers, with packages priced from £90 to £440 per guest.

Searcys will run the day-to-day management of the onsite Clubhouse restaurant.

Located within a short distance from the Royal Ascot racecourse, the Guards Polo Club was established in 1955 by HRH Prince Philip and is considered one of the most famous polo clubs in the world.

With over 1,000 members, the Club boasts some of the finest polo fields in the UK and its centrepiece, Smith’s Lawn, is home to the Clubhouse, incorporating a restaurant and bar for members and guests.

This appointment marks the continued growth of Lush by Tom Kerridge, which partnered with British restaurateur and caterer, Searcys in 2021. The two companies joined forces to share expertise, combining Tom’s vision and uncompromising standards with Searcys 175 years of events knowledge.

Tom Duffy, General Manager at Lush By Tom Kerridge, shared, “We are delighted to be working with the Guards Polo Club on its upcoming events programme as we mark the next step of our partnership with Searcys. As a highly respected venue, the team and I will be bringing only the finest food and events to its guests and members across our menu packages.”

Paul Jackson, Managing Director at Searcys, commented, “Our partnership with Lush by Tom Kerridge perfectly mirrors the Searcys ethos. We are delighted to be supporting their growth and look forward at working together at such a prestigious new account as The Guards Polo Club and look forward to working together to deliver outstanding events and hospitality at the venue.”

Brian Stein, Chairman of Guards Polo Club, added: “This combination of some of the finest polo in the world with some impressive menus by both Lush by Tom Kerridge and Searcys ensures Guards Polo Club will deliver memorable moments on and off the field of play this season.

'Guards Polo Club delivers standout polo throughout the summer and the addition of such talented teams behind our event hospitality and Clubhouse Restaurant will be hugely appreciated by all of our playing and social members and their guests.”

Lush by Tom Kerridge will kickstart its appointment with the Cartier Queen’s Semi-Final Cup on 14 June, marking its first key event at the venue.