Badoit Express – The World’s First Picnic Restaurant Wednesday 19th June


Kru Live staffing continue to develop their relationship with Havas PR UK at Badoit’s pop-up event held in London’s prestigious Soho Square. Under the watchful eye of UK Brand Ambassador Maitre d Fred Sirieix, Badoit Express hosted the World’s First Picnic Restaurant.

Badoit Express began in Paris last year where a commuter train was hijacked by Badoit who presented unsuspecting passengers with a meal by Michelin star chef Thierry Marx. This time it aimed to surprise Londoners’ with a pop-up picnic to bring to life the brand’s effortless conviviality.

Kru Live were tasked to provide a team of 33 to support the gastronomic experience. The team consisted of silver service waiters with a performance background, hosts to welcome Badoit’s guests on arrival, personable security and a string quartet. The string quartet were provided by Kru Live’s sister agency Kru Talent International following a brief to suggest appropriate musicians who would add to the ambience and contemporary feel of the event. KruTalent called upon their highly experienced stringed foursome (who had recently played with Noah and the Whale, performed at Cannes Film Festival and toured with Mumford and Sons!) to deliver an unusual repertoire of modern songs. Their set list included hits from Lady Gaga, Coldplay and Rihanna.
Sarah-Jane Flanagan, Client Services Director from Kru Live said “We knew our team had to convey Badoit’s easy elegance, playful and effortless conviviality. I am pleased to say the booking team handpicked ambassadors who sparkled as naturally as the water and had a positive impact on the day.”

Heather Milner, Account Manager at Havas PR UK commented, “When working with high profile brand ambassadors such as Fred Sirieix, having a great team of staff was a crucial element to making our event a success. KRU were able to find us a team who were friendly, hard working and passionate about being involved in our picnic restaurant, which made all the difference when creating a memorable experience for our guests. KRU were involved in the event every step of the way, and always dealt with last minute requests and changes quickly and efficiently – an enormous support during the busy preparation period before an event.”

See our team in action in the event video here!