Welcome to Great Events Catering XPO

In 1962, Åke Johansson started a self-service restaurant and a bar serving beer at the old S:t Eriksmässan fair, held at Storängsbotten in Stockholm. Prior to that, he had enjoyed a long and notable career at numerous well-established restaurants. At the end of the 1960s, the City of Stockholm began planning a new exhibition venue called Stockholmsmässan in Älvsjö,which gave Åke Johansson the opportunity to open a new restaurant, S:t Erik, serving up to 700 guests, and to assume responsibility for all on-site visitor catering. The company Mässrestauranger was born.

The group of companies now includes, in addition to Mässrestauranger at Stockholmsmässan and Malmömässan, Stadshusrestauranger at City Hall in Stockholm, Teaterbaren at the Stockholm House of Culture & City Theatre at Sergels Torg, the hotel and conference venue Engsholms Slott at Mörkö, and Great Events Catering at Scandinavian XPO. At the world expo in Dubai (Expo 2020), we were responsible for catering for the Swedish pavilion’s function suite. A passion for food, drink and dining togethercharacterises this family-owned company, which has now welcomed a fourth generation of restaurateurs.


Anything is possible

Our wealth of experience gleaned from a variety of venues and functions enables us to cater for a wide range of events.



Maria Stridh and Kerstin Johansson

Sisters and owners



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Media spokesperson and marketing manager

Johanna Fridell


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Join our team

As an employee at Great Events Catering, we would like you to be a part of our continuing journey and to epitomise our culture of ‘Service From the Inside Out’. You and your colleagues can help create unique experiences for our guests that reflect the company’s values. You should be motivated, have an eye for detail, and enjoy delivering positive experiences that reflect our values.

We would like you to be innovative and responsible and to enjoy working independently to come up with outstanding creative solutions. Our corporate culture is an important factor for all group operations, and it also enables you to work with ease at any of the other companies in the group. Something that we encourage.


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Please note that we do not accept applications by e-mail (owing to GDPR). Please use the application form provided instead.