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Case Study: Cultural Festival Hosted By The Financial Times

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Melanie Griffiths

Content Lead

As our Content Lead with 10 years experience in content creation, chances are Melanie's had something to do with most things you read on the platform.

A long-standing team member, she's been with Togather since the company's early days and can be found eating her way through London's food markets at the weekend.

Published on Thu 25 August 2022

The Brief:

FTWeekend Festival is a yearly cultural festival hosted by the well-known Financial Times publication. The event features a curated line-up of industry leaders and speakers offering demonstrations and discussing a range of thought-provoking topics. Financial Times first brought in the help of Togather in 2017 to manage a selection of the street-food and drink suppliers at the event. We continued to work on the event in 2018 and in 2019, providing the attendees with a number of varied and exciting options.

The Event Details

Client: Financial Times

Venue: Kenwood House Gardens, London

Event type: Cultural Festival

Number of attendees: 3,500

What Did We Do?

Togather's event management team provided support throughout the process which included the handling of supplier documentation and payments. The team also handled all logistical operations such as managing power requests, supplier placement at the venue, and overseeing load-in and de-rig.

Going The Extra Mile

Togather worked closely with the Financial Times team to curate a line up of suppliers to suit the individual event demographic. Suppliers were selected for the event based on their ability to turn round a high number of portions per hour, keeping queue times at a minimum whilst maintaining the Togather standard of quality.

Thanks to the data we collected at the event through our EPOS systems, we had unparalleled knowledge of the attendees' cuisine and menu-item preferences. We were able to learn from this data to improve the food offering in subsequent events to best suit this audience.

Our Supplier Line Up:

Our offering included:

10x street food suppliers (inc. Indian, Japanese, Italian and British)

3x coffee suppliers

1x bar supplier

What Did The Client Think?!

"We used Togather for 3 years running at our annual FTWeekend Festival to source and manage our food vendors. The team were lovely to work with, quick to respond and flexible in collaborating with our partners. Feedback from the attendees on the quality and range of food options was great. We had no complaints which is a win."

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