Jockey Club Catering, the official food and drink provider at the 2018 Randox Health Grand National, is showcasing its commitment to local suppliers and has teamed up with micro-artisan coffee roastery, Crosby Coffee, who will by supplying coffee to the event at Aintree Racecourse, 12–14 April.
For the third year running Crosby Coffee’s speciality Grand National Blend will be available across all hospitality areas, where the team is preparing to pour over 20,000 cups, and at the bespoke pop-up coffee shop which is expected to sell over 6,000 hand-crafted coffee’s.
Crosby Coffee is one of the only independent coffee roasters in Liverpool, founded by Jack Foster in 2014, the speciality brewers have been supplying coffee to Jockey Club Catering at Aintree Racecourse since 2016.
Jack Foster, Founder of Crosby Coffee, said: “Coffee has become ingrained in the UK’s food and drink culture in recent years and we are super excited to work with a company that share our pride, passion and beliefs in an uncompromised quality product. This year we have a great opportunity to showcase what Crosby Coffee is all about and we are eagerly anticipating what the future holds!”
Peter Jardine, general manager, Jockey Club Catering, said: “We are pleased to share Crosby Coffee with guests visiting Aintree Racecourse knowing how well the special blend has been received previously. The partnership is another way to celebrate local food suppliers and support local food produces, something that is at the heart of Jockey Club Catering.”
Jockey Club Catering is a joint venture between The Jockey Club, the largest commercial group in British racing, and Compass Group UK & Ireland. The partnership was launched in 2009 with the aim of providing premium quality catering at all 15 of The Jockey Club Racecourses.