Who we are

Made the difference

Passionate Foodies

So, what drives our team of innovators, problem solvers and storytellers? The search for the finest, locally sourced ingredients? Absolutely. The chance to lead new culinary trends? Without a shout. More than anything however, it’s to deliver an outstanding food and service experience at every event.

You’ll also find us a tenacious bunch. We work hard, but always have fun in the process. And we do that most difficult of things. We keep things simple. Because that’s what works best for our clients, and ourselves.

Our history

In 40 years we’ve reached more than a few famous milestones. As the caterer for the NEC Group, as well as prestigious events up and down the country, here are just a few of our proudest achievements.

1973

NEC construction start

Prime minister Edward Heath cuts the tape to start construction work at the NEC
1976

NEC Group Catering

Amadeus launches as NEC Group Catering as the Queen officially opens the NEC at the International Spring Fair
1980

NEC Arena

Group extends to include catering at the NEC Arena (now Genting Arena)
1988

Neil Ashton

Neil Ashton joined the NEC as a chef – today he is Amadeus’ longest serving member on the Executive Chef team.
1991

The ICC and NIA

The ICC and NIA (now Arena Birmingham) join the NEC Group and NEC Group Catering operation
1999

Scottish Open

NEC Group Catering launch Amadeus as an events brand at the Scottish Open.
2005

High-street outlets

First food and beverage high-street outlets arrive at the NEC falling under Amadeus’ remit
2006

NEC Group Catering

NEC Group Catering becomes its own division of the NEC Group.
2011

Amadeus rebrand

NEC Group Catering formally rebrands as Amadeus adopting the existing external events branding
2012

Olympic and Paralympic Games

Amadeus deliver the biggest peacetime catering operation in history at the Olympic and Paralympic Games in London.
2015

Vox Conference Centre

Amadeus launch at the Vox Conference Centre.
2018

£50m turnover

Amadeus reaches £50m turnover with a catering portfolio that includes the NEC Group’s five venues and over 30 additional UK venues.

Our team

Our Awards

Awards recognise the talent and facilities of our business.  They set us apart from the rest and place us at the forefront of the live events industry.  Here are some of our most recent awards.