Yesterday we were privileged to provide the press and VIP catering for the arrival of a freight train that was making the journey from China to London. The first freight train from China to the UK arrives in London, having crossed seven countries.

The first direct rail freight service from China to the UK has completed its 18-day trip and arrived in London. The train left the city of Yiwu, on China’s east coast, this month and travelled 7,500 miles (12,000km), crossing seven countries, before arriving at a freight depot in Barking.

For further information you can read about the train on the BBC website

Plyvine were asked to supply the refreshments for the large number of press who were there to report on the event as well as a number of VIP visitors. The catering consisted of a range of canapésas well as a cold finger buffet and assorted petit fours, cakes and fruit. We also provided buffet food and refreshments for the press which was all hosted in a marquee provided by our friends at Pitstop Marquees.