P&J Live, North Scotland’s largest live events venue, today announces the appointment of Graham Mutch as Head of Food & Beverage, leading the Aberdeen-based catering team and supporting in the delivery of ASM Global Europe’s F&B plans for the iconic venue.
With extensive and varied experience in the hospitality sector, Graham is a seasoned food and beverage executive who is a leader in directing world-class end-to-end culinary activities, with a proud and strong background in the training and development of kitchen and catering teams from grassroots to the highest level.
Graham joins from BaxterStorey, where he most recently transformed the food and beverage offering at Aberdeen Football Club, through his dual role of Executive Chef and General Manager, curating and delivering innovative, outstanding menus coupled with exceptional service. With further experience in head chef and culinary development roles for the likes of The John Lewis Partnership, and global hotel chains EDC Hotels (Holiday Inn) and Marriott Hotels, Graham has a creative flair and passion for culinary excellence and a keen eye for the latest gastronomic trends.
Rob Wicks, Managing Director at P&J Live, said: “We are delighted to welcome Graham on board given the ambitious plans in place for our venue’s food and beverage offering, which will see us implement everything from fresh, seasonal fine dining across every aspect of the culinary spectrum, alongside a delicious new kiosk menu which provides a wealth of choice for visitors. Having worked with him previously, and with his range of experience and ability to support and mentor culinary staff, I am confident Graham has the talent and drive to lead the team here in Aberdeen.”
Graham said: “P&J Live has an industry leading and exciting vision to fulfil in the coming years. Through careful research, the team has a great understanding of their customer base and have created fantastic culinary offerings that will enhance the overall venue experience. To be a part of implementing this, and to collaborate with other talented, likeminded individuals within the ASM Global portfolio of venues is a genuinely exciting prospect.”
Opening in 2019, P&J Live boasts 48,000 square metres of multi-purpose event space, world-class conference facilities and exhibition halls, a superior arena, spacious hospitality boxes and a high-end restaurant. An award-winning venue, P&J Live has been recognised as Venue of the Year at the AEO Excellence Awards 2022, Best Conference Venue at the Conference & Events Awards 2022 and Most Versatile Venue at the Conference & Events Awards 2023, among other accolades.
For more information on P&J Live, visit: www.pandjlive.com
Frequently Asked Questions
- How can I buy a VIP View Bar Upgrade?
You can purchase a VIP View Bar Upgrade to selected events here. It includes early access, fast-track entry, complimentary drink on arrival and access to the View Bar before, during and post-show.
- How can I purchase tickets for a concert at P&J Live?
Tickets are available from our ticketing agent Ticketmaster on www.ticketmaster.co.uk
P&J Live do not sell tickets directly.
- How do I register for access to venue presale?
For certain events, venue presale tickets might be on offer. This means you'll be access tickets before they go on general sale.
To gain access to our exclusive venue presale, sign up to our newsletterhere and we will send you an email with the presale link for tickets go on general sale!
- How can I book a table at 195 Bar & Grill?
Our 195 Bar & Grill offers a unique dining experience before selected shows at P&J Live. You can check availability and book a table here.
- Will I be able to purchase food at P&J Live?
There is a wide range of food and beverage options available to purchase for concerts and events, including catering outlets offering a variety of hot food options.
Please note - it is against venue policy to allow patrons to bring in their own food and drink to the venue. At P&J live it is our aim to be completely cashless, all of our bars, kiosks and restaurants accept card payments, this is more efficient, safe and ensures a speedy transaction. There are therefore no cash machines on the TECA site.
- Is there parking available at P&J Live?
Yes, there is parking available on-site at P&J Live.
There are various ways to pay for your parking at P&J Live
On site payment machines: We accept both cash and card payments on site, pay on exit is required by entering your vehicle registration at any one of our machines located in the car parks. Please note payment machines only take coins and not notes.
APCOA Connect App: Up to 24 hour after you have left the venue, you can pay for your parking on the APCOA Connect App. Once you have downloaded the app, use location code 6680 for the Sub-T Car Park (underground) and location code 2356 for the Surface Car Park.
You can also pay for parking via the APCOA website here, click which car park you parked in and then you will be able to pay for parking.
- Can I pay by cash within P&J Live?
At P&J Live it is our aim to be completely cashless, all of our bars, kiosks and restaurants accept card and contactless payments. This is more efficient, safe and ensures a speedy transaction.
There are no cash machines on the TECA sites.
- What bus can take me to P&J Live?
Regular buses will be coming in and out of the complex daily for public use. Details on bus routes and operators are still in discussion and any updates will be posted on the getting here page of the website.
Currently, the Stagecoach Bluebird Jet Service 727 runs regularly from Aberdeen City Centre to Aberdeen Airport, stopping in the TECA site.