Restaurateur and events caterer Searcys has been appointed as the new catering partner for the London headquarters of the Institute of Directors.\r\n\r\nFrom September, the group will manage all catering and service provisions across the venue, as well as support it in the further development of commercial events.\r\n\r\nSearcys said it will focus on providing \u201cquality\u201d catering and service across the venue, from refreshed brasserie menus which will feature seasonal British produce, to a new wine bar concept.\u00a0\r\n\r\nFor members, a new food and drink menu of signature dishes will be available in the members\u2019 lounge, including artisan coffee and home-made bakes, as well as \u201cmore substantial\u201d lunch options.\u00a0\u00a0\r\n\r\nIn September, the headquarters will open its doors to retail customers for the first time, serving a British afternoon tea.\u00a0\r\n\r\nIn addition, the partnership will see the introduction of new event and wedding packages to support and develop the venue as a London event destination. Packages will be available for meetings, weddings, conferences and celebrations, and will be tailored to members and external event organisers, alongside added experiences of wine tastings and masterclasses.\u00a0\r\n\r\nJonathan Geldart, director general of the Institute of Directors, said: \u201cAs we begin to put the last year behind us, I am delighted that we are partnering with Searcys to ensure that IoD members and visitors to 116 Pall Mall alike are able to experience the very best food and drink in our historic Georgian venue.\u201d\u00a0\r\n\r\nSearcys managing director Paul Jackson said: \u201cWe are honoured to have been appointed as caterers for the prestigious Institute of Directors at 116 Pall Mall. Both Searcys and 116 Pall Mall have an incredible heritage and share the same commitment to quality service and guest experience.\u00a0\r\n\r\n\u201cHospitality remains pivotal in the social and economic recovery to our city, and with our expertise of running restaurants and events, we look forward to working with the team to create sleek and memorable experiences to realise the venue\u2019s full potential and enhance our guests\u2019 experience. We can\u2019t wait to welcome the members and guests through the doors and showcase this magnificent building in its full glory.\u201d\u00a0\r\n\r\nFounded in 1903, the Institute of Directors is the UK\u2019s longest-running membership organisation for professional business leaders. Its London headquarters are located at 116 Pall Mall, a Georgian Grade-I listed business and event venue.