Business Barbados

If you know the name GCG Catering and thought that they were only into airline catering, then you need to think again! The company that was the Barbados Flight Kitchen is now way more than airplane food. Back in 2007, when the demand occurred for a company that could handle large volumes of people, all demanding food at the same time, GCG Catering stepped up to the plate and was selected as the official caterer for the Cricket World Cup. The successful completion of this mammoth task showed the mastering of a capability that previously had only been discussed. This was the genesis of GCG Events which was launched the following year. As the company grew, so did its popularity and the demand to cater to events both large and small. The result is that GCG Events can now cater to any size event, from an intimate dinner for six at home with all the trimmings, to the largest staff Christmas party in Barbados of 1,500 people, to even larger events or fetes for 4,000 people. Corporate Barbados has for the last seven years been discovering the culinary delights of Executive Chef Craig McKenzie as he designs and directs menu and meal preparation for board meetings, conferences, cocktail receptions and dinners. The venue can be anywhere in Barbados of the client’s choosing. Chef Craig’s love for cooking has shown up in all the places he has worked, from Prince Edward Island to Toronto to Nevis, and now Barbados as the 20- year veteran of the culinary industry confesses that he ‘just loves to see people sharing a good meal’. On the personal side, the team at GCG Events pulls out the stops for weddings, baby showers and parties. 134 / businessbarbados.com During the busy Crop Over season, the GCG team is delighting party-goers with unique creations and good ole Bajan comfort food. GCG Events has invested in the continued culinary development of its team by sending chefs around the world, including most recently to Le Cordon Bleu in Peru, for training exposure to new cuisines and cutting-edge production techniques. The Event Operations team frequently attends the Catersource Conference and Tradeshow to stay current with the latest trends in the industry. Along with Executive Chef Craig, the team is led by Judith Giovine who has hosted guests such as George H.W. Bush, 41st President of the United States of America. Judith’s team consists of two Account Executives and two Service Coordinators who work closely with the culinary team to ensure that your event is successful. This team is more than ready and willing to help plan any event, large or small, corporate or personal, to ensure that you have a smooth-running event with the very best cuisine you desire. I GCG Events BUSINESS BARBADOS PROFILE

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