Working in Racecourse Hospitality
A Day in the life of Assistant Catering Manager Kieran McNamara
Having lived in Towcester my whole life there was always something special about arriving through the Grade I listed gates at the Racecourse for a day’s racecourse hospitality. Ten years on it’s amazing to see how far Towcester Racecourse have come, the work we’ve carried out and the development of our VIP Hospitality areas and I’m privileged enough to enter through these gates everyday and call the acres of ground ‘my office’ and be a part of the development.
A lot of people nowadays talk about work life balance, and I completely agree. ‘You can’t do a good job if your job is all you do.’ I enjoy my career and have gained many friends whilst progressing into the Assistant Catering Manager role. Towcester has brought me a lot of experience not only in work, but also in day to day life. Also, it’s allowed me to travel and explore new cultures, for which I am truly grateful.
On a day to day basis, my job is very varied, from managing VIP Boxes and clients, our 200 seater restaurant and also during the week, conferences and events. No two days are the same. One day I could be serving our Chairman, Lord Hesketh, the next running a 300 delegate conference. I enjoy the challenge of all the different duties, it certainly keeps me on my toes.
Working in racecourse hospitality means I get to build bonds with regular and new clients. I really enjoy the social aspect of my role and providing a great service to all my customers.
Being one of the most scenic racecourses in the country it offers unique views to all our guests and also to our team at Towcester. The natural light, large space and the ability to make changes, when we feel necessary, keeps us motivated.
I’m always looking forward to the next achievement and the up and coming Star Sports English Greyhound Derby is a huge excitement for all of us here and we look forward to welcoming you.
Assistant Catering Manager at Towcester Racecourse