Find our Foodie! We’re on the hunt for the next big thing in the independent food scene

Tuesday 13th June 2017

We’re searching for the next big thing, offering growing independent catering companies the chance to take up residence here at Lakeside Village, and provide the 1.8million people who visit us annually with an exciting new food offering.

John Magee, our centre manager, said: “We’re on the hunt for independent catering companies that have a real sense of fun and authenticity about them.
“We want something different for our shoppers, something that gets people talking and, at the same time, gives us the chance to support a growing business that could be the next big thing in Yorkshire’s thriving independent food scene.
“Our centre is going through a really exciting time at present, as more and more big brands arrive here – in the last six months alone we’ve welcomed Ben Sherman, The Body Shop and Bonmarché.
“We’re confident that the addition of a quirky, independent food outlet on site will enhance people’s experience of Lakeside Village even further.”
As part of our ‘Find our Foodie’ campaign, we’re asking our loyal shoppers to nominate their favourite independent food outlets via social media, as well as urging caterers to apply directly, themselves.
In return, we’re offering caterers all-inclusive, preferable rates, with a minimum of 12 months terms and no additional costs.
John added: “Our criteria is very broad at this stage. Ideally the food and drink outlet we select will have their own self-contained unit with an option to sit customers down, be able to cater for our customers year-round and, of course, have a proven track record in delivering something that really stands out from the crowd.”
Customers can nominate food outlets via our Facebook or Twitter feeds, using #FindourFoodie.
Caterers applying themselves can do so by visiting www.lakeside-village.co.uk/find-our-foodie/
Lakeside Village management team will then contact selected applicants directly.