Another Run Away Success at GNR 2017 Pasta Party

29th September 2017



On Saturday 9th September, we returned to one of our favourite events to cater for: The Pasta Party at the Great North Run.  The Newcastle Gateshead Quayside was buzzing with activities, stalls and entertainment as well as being the location for the purpose built athletics arena where the Great North City Games were held.

On a weekend celebrating sport and the North East, Hutchison Catering delivered nutritious, delicious Barilla Pasta to over 12,000 happy runners.  We loved every minute of filling up those Mini and Junior runners who’d participated that day, and of course fuelling up the adult’s ready for the biggest half marathon in the world the next day.

So, with 12,000 hungry runners, 6 pallets of Barilla Pasta and Sauce, some very worried chefs and anxious pasta servers we got cracking! Serving up fresh, tasty food, on a mass scale, from 09:30 until 17:30 is no mean feat. Imagine the logistics involved in preparing, cooking and serving good, hot food to all of those people!  We’re experts in large scale catering and we absolutely refuse to compromise on the quality of food we provide to our customers. Our primary focus is the food on your plate – or the food on tens of thousands of plates! 

We’re proud to be the official caterers for the largest half marathon in the world, the organisers trust that the partnership with us will always result in yet another successful and enjoyable event.

Thank you for having us and see you there next year!

“We see going to the Pasta Party as part of the whole GNR experience now.  There’s always a great buzz on the Quayside.  Leo took part in the Mini Run so had worked up quite an appetite and I was fuelling up for the big race on Sunday. The Pasta Party was really well organised; plenty of food, good selection, plenty of staff, plenty of seating.”

Andrew (36) and Leo (8) from Whickham, Tyne and Wear.

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