VW Commercials backing for Shrewsbury Eat Street

VW Commercials backing for Shrewsbury Eat Street
Shropshire based celebrity chef, Marcus Bean has always been keen to bring good food to the public with TV appearances on such shows as ITV’s This Morning and regular appearances at food shows imparting his gastronomic knowledge and expertise. In his latest venture he has masterminded the second Eat Street Shrewsbury at St Alkmunds churchyard in Shrewsbury. Thanks to sponsorship from Greenhous VW Commercials, Marcus now has a new Volkswagen transporter to drive around the county towing trailers and fetching and carrying, as he did in the run up to the Shrewsbury event.

The Eat Street event was a massive success and this year it coincided with the switch on of the Christmas lights in the town, guaranteeing another bumper level of support from the public.  High quality street food traders from across the country attended including exotically named Press de Cuba, the Beefy Boys, La Grande Viande and Masala Magic to name a few.

Marcus is grateful to VW Commercials for the use of the vehicle as he explained the difference it makes to his work: “I travel a lot presenting at food shows in London, Birmingham and Scotland, hosting cooking courses, catering for weddings and special occasions and I need space in a van for myself, colleagues and family.  The Transporter is splendid as it has two rows of three seats and a segregated large rear space.  I can fit in all sorts of equipment and with the tow bar it offers extra capability for me to transport more in an efficient manner.”

Simon Griffin, Head of Business at VW Commercials was on hand with Francesca James, Site Operations Manager, at the Shrewsbury Greenhous VW Van Centre on Ennerdale Road to give Marcus the keys to the Transporter.

Francesca pointed out the versatility of the vehicle saying: “Because of the nature of Marcus’s business we provided a T32 Kombi Highline long wheelbase transporter, with a 2 .0litre TDI Bluemotion.  This has six seats and we fitted a rear bulkhead to separate the passenger compartment.  To add to the look we also fitted chrome side rails and a tow bar.  With its new livery it really looks a splendid advertisement for Eat Street.”

Marcus also runs the popular Brompton Cookery School near Shrewsbury where whole and half day courses are available by contacting info@bromptoncookeryschool.co.uk

The VW Transporter is a versatile light commercial vehicle with a range of adaptations to suit anything from personnel carrying through to the standard panel van use.  More details can be found at www.greenhousvolkswagen.co.uk.

Marcus plans to hold several Eat Street Shrewsbury events across the year and is looking for town centre venues that lend themselves to  this type of event where the intimate nature of the courtyards and surrounding architecture lend themselves to creating a true street experience.