'50-Mile' Menu Wins for Croke Park

Croke Park has won an international award for "Best Product Innovation" for a ground-breaking "50-Mile Menu" at The Stadium Business Awards 2024 held at Emirates Old Trafford.

Croke Park is changing the game by championing seasonally inspired and locally acquired food for meetings and events held at the venue, with carbon "foodprint" scores and a new 50 Mile concept, making it easier for businesses to plan sustainable and environmentally conscious events.

Croke Park Meetings & Events source 85% of all produce from within the island of Ireland, with 70% grown or produced from within a 50-mile radius of the stadium, including Croke Park’s very own farm. This statistic inspired the events team to develop the new menus which serve to showcase local suppliers and give clients more choice and power when it comes to deciding how strong a sustainability focus they want their event to have.

Marie Smyth, Head of Venue Business at Croke Park, said:

"We are absolutely thrilled to win such a prestigious award amongst our peers internationally. We are always looking for ways to innovate and add to our sustainability journey. The 50-Mile Menu was very much part of this process, working closely with our catering partner Aramark, to ensure the offering was something that gave our clients choice across a broad range of catering that were sustainable, locally produced and, of course, delicious."