Outstanding recognition for Murrayfield Experience

The catering team at the home of Scottish Rugby, are leading the way in the capital’s sporting hospitality arena.

Murrayfield Experience are the first in all Edinburgh’s stadia to win the coveted Eat Safe Award.

Murrayfield Experience  cater from six kitchens for up to an impressive 4,000 people, across 28 suites, executive boxes and marquees on an international matchday at Murrayfield.


Environmental Hygiene Officer Phillip Bloomer, Executive Chef Paul Smith and Head of Operations Laura Carey

The Eat Safe Award is an incentive launched by the Food Standards Agency for catering businesses to strive for outstanding levels of food hygiene and food safety management. If the establishment is deemed to be of an exceptional standard it is presented with the prestigious award.

Site director for Murrayfield Experience, James Nicholson, said: “It’s great to gain recognition for the team’s hard work over the last two years, in particular Executive Chef, Paul Smith and Head of Operations, Laura Carey.  They’ve both worked incredibly hard to deliver the exacting standards the award demands.

“As well as the outstanding hygiene standards, the Environmental Health Officer commented very positively on the quality of the food we deliver. 

“Murrayfield Experience are renowned for hosting one of the best matchday experiences the country has to offer, but we also look to continue building our reputation as a leading events and conference facility all year round.”

Director of Finance at Scottish Rugby, Andrew Healey, said: “James and his team work extremely hard to ensure the success of Murrayfield Experience and we’re delighted that all their efforts have been recognised.

“The hospitality on offer here at the home of Scottish Rugby is second to none, with Murrayfield Experience being an essential part of the fantastic overall matchday experience.”