We elevate London’s iconic venues and leading hospitality events with our unparalleled catering. With four decades of expertise, we are trusted industry leaders, and our longevity is a testament to our restless ambition. At our core, we live and breathe events, ensuring each experience feels as fresh as our first and as unforgettable as our last. Our agile and passionate team thrives on challenges, continuously moving forward through innovation to exceed expectations and uphold our continued appetite for delivering remarkable events.


We are committed to shaping the future of the events industry by launching a pioneering training and accolade programme designed to develop the next generation of event professionals and support our venue partners.

Through the Moving Venue Academy, we aim to equip event professionals entering the industry or early into their events career with the skills, knowledge, and hands-on experience they need to excel in this dynamic field. Our programme includes workshops, menu development, competitions, and in-house experience across our accredited venue portfolio, all structured to build proficiency in event planning, execution, and management.

By collaborating closely with our venue partners, the academy creates unique opportunities for participants to learn directly in the field, gain invaluable insights, and develop professional networks. Our goal is to not only enhance the capabilities of our partners but also to elevate the entire events industry by producing well-rounded, skilled professionals ready to lead and innovate.

The Programme

  • Launching in September 2024 the programme will run for six months.
  • We will be taking on ten aspiring event professionals who are looking to develop their careers in the events industry and are seeking professional training and development opportunities.
  • We will be dedicating a minimum of one day per month to nurture this talent, with multiple opportunities to shadow Moving Venue professionals at a variety of events.
  • The programme we have developed will have experienced mentors who will guide our mentees through every step of the way of organising their own event, from menu creation to the perfect table setting.
  • Upon completion, participants will possess the necessary skills and knowledge to successfully plan and execute a celebration marking Moving Venue’s 40th year and the launch of our Spring/Summer 2025 menu.
Moving Venue Catering Academy

The Syllabus

Whether you’re starting your career or looking to advance further, the Moving Venue Academy is here to support your growth and help you make a significant impact in the world of events. Join us to be part of an exciting journey that celebrates success and creates change across the events landscape.

Module 1: Introduction Venue Event Catering

Mentors: Chloe Jackson & Ben Tobin-Paris

Welcome dinner in a Unique Venue of London

• Welcome
• Induction
• Event observation
• Welcome dinner

Module 2: Sales & Marketing

Mentors: Abby Squire & Paige Norman

0.5 Days – Workshop

• Practical social and marketing content creation
• Moodboards
• Promotional event development

Module 3: Planning

Mentors: Elle Harper & Jonathan Attwood

0.5 days – Workshop
0.5 days – Promotional event planning

•Event design and theming
•Catering event running order creation
•Upgraded serviceware and styling

Module 4: Operations

Mentors: Kim Laley, Lee Bushnell and Slav Adamek

0.5 days – Workshop
0.5 days – Onsite delivery of event

•Equipment ordering, staff ratios and pre-event logistics
•Onsite staff briefing
•Assisting in managing and overseeing the operational execution of an event

Module 5: Provenance & Product

Mentor: David Ridgway & Alistair Riley

0.5 day – Key food supplier spotlighted
0.5 day – Wine training course

• Importance of partnering with the right suppliers for food and beverage
• The sustainability and environmental stipulations to supply to Moving Venue
• An understanding of seasonal ingredients

Module 6: Kitchen & Menu Development

Mentors: David Ridgway & Sarah Hartnett

Mentors: David Ridgway and Sarah Hartnett
2 days – Menu tasting, canapé and dessert creation and culinary competition

• Bespoke menu development process
• Kitchen practices
• Menu creativity

Module 7: Spring/Summer Menu Showcase

Mentors: All

0.5 days – Workshop
0.5 days – Onsite Event Venue

This module will integrate the skills acquired throughout the training programme. Students will collaborate with mentors and peers to develop a comprehensive plan for the showcase. The practical component involves delivering the event, serving as a showcase not only for Moving Venue but also for the students themselves.


The mentors at our Catering Academy are seasoned professionals with years of industry experience and a passion for culinary excellence. The mentors are dedicated to nurturing the next generation of catering professionals, providing hands-on training, insightful guidance, and inspiring creativity in the kitchen. Their diverse backgrounds and comprehensive expertise ensure that mentees receive a well-rounded education, preparing them to excel in all aspects of the catering and hospitality industry.



We’ve been there and done it for 40 years.


We live and breathe events and go a step further for our clients by ensuring every job feels like our first and our last.


Events move quickly, so we are nimble and adaptable to meet the demands.


We strive to reinvent ourselves to remain relevant as the market evolves, continually moving our product and service forward.


We won’t rest on our laurels. The longevity of our service is a testament to our restless ambition.


The breadth and structure of our team mean we respond quickly to challenging briefs.


We care deeply about the food, but we place equal emphasis on the people who make it happen and our impact on the environment and communities. uses cookies to enhance your experience. By continuing to use our website, you’re agreeing to our use of cookies.