Vermaat Group opens new restaurant in the MECC Maastricht conference center

MECC Maastricht announces that Vermaat Group has been selected as the best partner in the tender for the new, yet to be realized, restaurant in the brand-new conference center that will open in the spring of 2021. Vermaat Group’s winning concept stood out because of its extensive and highly creative presentation, with an eye for detail and sustainability. Vermaat Group will also become the permanent caterer for conferences, exhibitions and events that take place in MECC Maastricht. Vermaat Group has many years of experience in the catering and retail market and a proven track record in catering for various audiences and at all levels. Moreover, the visions of MECC Maastricht and Vermaat Group fit in seamlessly with each other: offering groundbreaking hospitality and continuously exceeding guests’ expectations. MECC Maastricht naturally also offers organizers the option of choosing a different caterer for their event.

MECC Maastricht & the campus environment
MECC Maastricht and the conference center in particular are not only of great value for local industry and employment, but also for the further development and positioning of the Maastricht Region as an international knowledge region in the south of the Netherlands, a stone’s throw away from Germany and Belgium. With the new restaurant in the heart of the Brightlands Maastricht Health Campus, MECC Maastricht creates a platform where knowledge can be shared and where social interaction between the various scientific institution and companies in the area can take place. This includes employees, visitors and students of the Maastricht University Medical Center+ (MUMC+), Maastricht University, the Brightlands Maastricht Health Campus and other surrounding companies. They can come here during the day as well as in the evening for a tasty cup of coffee, a healthy lunch, a drink or an extensive dinner. The high-quality offer and the cozy meeting place fulfill a long cherished wish of campus residents, visitors and workers.

Total experience: high-quality, sustainable and healthy  
The offer and design of the new restaurant are a perfect match with the mission of MECC Maastricht: hospitality beyond boundaries.  Social responsibility is just as important as economic interest. The basis of the catering concept is formed by healthy, high-quality meals with many local ingredients and attention to sustainability. The restaurant also contributes to employment in the area, as all new employees are actively recruited in the region.

Societal and social function of the conference center
The new conference center is designed to having a more open character. MECC Maastricht is no longer a closed environment only aimed at direct customers. MECC Maastricht also fulfills a societal and social function on the Brightlands Maastricht Health Campus, literally and figuratively in the heart of the campus. “Vermaat Group was selected after a very careful pitch, based on their concept and very extensive presentation, completely in line with our vision and ambition. We have full confidence in Vermaat as a professional partner now and in the future, who can deliver the quality and creativity to serve our campus, organizers and visitors in the right way and at the right time”, states Rob van de Wiel, General Director of MECC Maastricht.

Vermaat Group
Vermaat started small in 1978 and has since grown into the catering specialist in leading and tailor-made catering. Outside the Netherlands, they also developed unique catering concepts in Germany, Belgium and France, among others. ‘’In MECC Maastricht we have found a partner who embraces our values and with whom we can realize our ambition together”, states Vermaat CEO Rick Zeelen.



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