Nigel Haworth teams up with Sodexo Prestige for golf's Open Championship

Nigel Haworth teams up with Sodexo Prestige for golf's Open Championship

Michelin-starred chef and local food champion Nigel Haworth has partnered with Sodexo Prestige to contribute a dish to the caterer's offer at this year's Open Championship.

Sodexo Prestige will cater for around 6,000 hospitality guests and more than 150,000 spectators at the event, which will be held at Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club from 19 to 22 July.

Haworth's connection to the event underlines the caterer's efforts to source local produce from the region for the official catering offer - a commitment it makes each year according to the location of the Open Championship.

The chef-proprietor at the Michelin-starred Northcote in Lancashire, and 2009 Great British Menu winner, has contributed his signature dish, Lancashire hotpot, to the event's fine-dining restaurant.

He said: "It's a great honour to be asked to be involved in the Open Championship. I love golf and would dearly like to play more, though life as a chef doesn't always allow this, so I'm certainly looking forward to spending the day at this world-class event."

Local suppliers selected by Sodexo Prestige for this year's event include Greenhalgh's Bakery, Dewlay Cheesemakers and the Port of Lancaster Smokehouse.

Tom Parry, Sodexo Prestige executive chef responsible for the Open Championship Official Hospitality, said they were chosen because they each produced outstanding foods.

"I visited many local suppliers in the build-up to the Open but these suppliers were the ones that stood out to me and I look forward to working with them during the week," he added.

By Janie Manzoori-Stamford

E-mail your comments to Janie Manzoori-Stamford here.

If you have something to say on this story or anything else join the debate at Table Talk - Caterer's new networking forum. Go to jobs

Looking for a new job? Find your next job here with jobs

Blogs on ]( Catch up with more news and gossip on all Caterer's blogs
[E-Newsletters]([ For the latest hospitality news, sign up for our E-newsletters
The Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email

Start the working day with The Caterer’s free breakfast briefing email

Sign Up and manage your preferences below

Check mark icon
Thank you

You have successfully signed up for the Caterer Breakfast Briefing Email and will hear from us soon!

Jacobs Media Group is honoured to be the recipient of the 2020 Queen's Award for Enterprise.

The highest official awards for UK businesses since being established by royal warrant in 1965. Read more.


Ad Blocker detected

We have noticed you are using an adblocker and – although we support freedom of choice – we would like to ask you to enable ads on our site. They are an important revenue source which supports free access of our website's content, especially during the COVID-19 crisis.

trade tracker pixel tracking