P&J LIVE, North Scotland’s largest live events venue, today announces the appointment of Graham Mutch as Head of Food & Beverage, leading the Aberdeen-based catering team and supporting in the delivery of ASM Global Europe’s F&B plans for the iconic venue.
With extensive and varied experience in the hospitality sector, Graham is a seasoned food and beverage executive who is a leader in directing world-class end-to-end culinary activities, with a proud and strong background in the training and development of kitchen and catering teams from grassroots to the highest level.
Graham joins from BaxterStorey, where he most recently transformed the food and beverage offering at Aberdeen Football Club, through his dual role of Executive Chef and General Manager, curating and delivering innovative, outstanding menus coupled with exceptional service. With further experience in head chef and culinary development roles for the likes of The John Lewis Partnership, and global hotel chains EDC Hotels (Holiday Inn) and Marriott Hotels, Graham has a creative flair and passion for culinary excellence and a keen eye for the latest gastronomic trends.
Rob Wicks, Managing Director at P&J Live, said: “We are delighted to welcome Graham on board given the ambitious plans in place for our venue’s food and beverage offering, which will see us implement everything from fresh, seasonal fine dining across every aspect of the culinary spectrum, alongside a delicious new kiosk menu which provides a wealth of choice for visitors. Having worked with him previously, and with his range of experience and ability to support and mentor culinary staff, I am confident Graham has the talent and drive to lead the team here in Aberdeen.”
Graham said: “P&J Live has an industry leading and exciting vision to fulfil in the coming years. Through careful research, the team has a great understanding of their customer base and have created fantastic culinary offerings that will enhance the overall venue experience. To be a part of implementing this, and to collaborate with other talented, likeminded individuals within the ASM Global portfolio of venues is a genuinely exciting prospect.”
Opening in 2019, P&J Live boasts 48,000 square metres of multi-purpose event space, world-class conference facilities and exhibition halls, a superior arena, spacious hospitality boxes and a high-end restaurant. An award-winning venue, P&J Live has been recognised as Venue of the Year at the AEO Excellence Awards 2022, Best Conference Venue at the Conference & Events Awards 2022 and Most Versatile Venue at the Conference & Events Awards 2023, among other accolades.
For more information on P&J Live, visit: www.pandjlive.com