The new menus are designed to champion seasonally inspired and locally acquired food at meetings, conferences and corporate events hosted in the stadium.
The initiative will see Croke Park Meetings & Events source 85% of all produce from within the island of Ireland, with 70% grown or produced from within a 50 mile radius of the stadium, including Croke Park’s very own farm.
The multi-award-winning events team plan to showcase local suppliers and give clients more choice and control when it comes to deciding how strong a sustainability focus they want their event to have.
"The 50 Mile Menu is our proudest food achievement to date, thanks to a talented team that are not only changing the face of stadium food, but pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in terms of both catering and sustainable events,” said Marie Smyth from Croke Park Meetings & Events.
Seasonal And Sustainable
The menu will cater to everything from breakfast meetings to bespoke fine dining with all food served seasonal and sustainable.
Boyne Valley Meats, Kish Fish, Hugh Maguire Butchers, Ballymooney Foods, Kerrigan’s Mushrooms, Garden of Eden Herbs, McCarthy’s Strawberry Farm, Taylor’s of Lusk, Iona Fruit Farm, John Thorne of Lusk, are just some of the 50-mile suppliers taking part.
The 50 Mile Menu will also give people the ability to calculate the carbon impact of their menu choices.
"Using our catering partner Aramark’s ‘Foodprint’ labelling system, all menu items now come with a carbon impact score," said Marie Smyth.
"This score gives event organisers the knowledge needed to plan an environmentally conscious event.”