About – Centerplate

Making it better to be
there since 1929

At gathering places across North America and the United Kingdom, Centerplate and our partner venues have been defining extraordinary experiences through thoughtful hospitality, expertly delivered, for more than 80 years.

Our strategic approach to hospitality creates tailored food and beverage programs, unique hospitality design, rewarding event and retail services to deliver the type of one-of-a-kind, local authenticity that builds loyalty, reputation, and memories.

We have the distinct privilege to partner with over 300 premier event venues across the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom; annually serving more than 115 million guests. We’re proud of our recognition in the past year:

  • “Best Food and Beverage,” Global Meeting Destination – Convene Magazine
  • #1 NFL Experience – Stadium Journey
  • #1 Best NFL Stadium to Visit – Thrillist
  • #1 in MLS for “America’s Best Stadium Food” – Travel + Leisure Magazine
  • #1 Ski Resort, Eastern U.S. and Canada -Ski Magazine
  • #1 College Football Experience -Stadium Journey
  • MIDAS Award, Menu Innovation and Development
  • Gold and Silver Medals, British Pie Awards

We do more than welcome visitors—we help our clients and guests share a taste of the places and the moments they love.

The results are a reward in themselves. Wherever first-person connections matter, the hospitality partner of choice is Centerplate.

HOSPITALITY SOLUTIONS

Quick Serve

Retail Food and Beverage

From signature fish tacos in San Diego, to San Francisco’s famous Garlic Fries, to authentic New Orleans Po’ Boys and beyond… Centerplate is behind the flavors that define being there for fans and guests to many of the most visited destinations in North America and the United Kingdom. We pioneer local cuisine that elevates the quick-serve experience in stadiums, convention centers, entertainment and other high-volume event spaces.

Premium Dining

Suite & Club Level

Exclusive hospitality and enhanced offerings take the visitor experience to the next level for our elite clientele. Custom menus, craft cocktails, night club atmospheres, fine dining… create a destination-within-a-destination for a completely unique premium experience.

Catering

Galas and Private Events

For events that impress, Centerplate offers world-class hospitality and remarkable menus for gatherings of any size or guest list. Classic or modern, local favorites or global flair, product launch or private affair… we tailor the experience to make the most of every occasion.

Restaurants

Free-standing and In-venue Destinations

Centerplate welcomes guests to more than 50 restaurants in more than 25 cities for experiences ranging from luxury dining to fast-casual comfort… we even do some brewing. Our menus and atmospheres offer the perfect option for a night out downtown, an oasis off the concourse at an event, or just a quick coffee on the go.

Specialty Retail

Shopping and Merchandise

As one of the largest specialty retailers in the North American events and sporting market, Centerplate is a recognized leader in the creation of unique branded retail environments. From pop-ups to permanent destination shopping spaces, we launch products and spaces that give guests their next favorite mementos to keep or to share.

Event

Sales & Marketing

As hosts to millions of premier events each year, our event professionals take a lead role in attracting major events and bookings across our network of premium venue partners. We have specialists to activate a presence in any market, and the ability to support our clients’ efforts in outreach and brand-building.

Architectural Services

Design & Build

Great hospitality is built into the brand… fortunately, we’ve got that covered, too. Centerplate boasts an in-house design team to create complete hospitality environments that blend seamlessly into the surrounding space, and are maximized for quality and efficiency.

Research

Chief Talent Officer

A lot goes into making the time people spend together better. Understanding the elements and outcomes of the guest experience are the key to thoughtful and successful programs; which is why we offer complete analytics and insights for clients looking to craft new hospitality initiatives or benchmark existing ones, backed by the data and experience of our global hospitality brand.

Consulting

Strategy and Talent Management

Decades of experience inform our thoughtful approach to hospitality. We provide top-level talent to craft solutions for clients seeking to improve the guest experience and maximize returns through hospitality.

The Centerplate Promise

We promise to be a positive force in our communities

We seek new opportunities to support small businesses, raise funds for worthy social causes, actively manage the environmental impact of our business, and train our fellow citizens for success.

We do this because we value the places we where live and work, the people whom we connect, and the potential to do good while being great. Annually, our community contributions total $25 million.

In conjunction with our venue partners and providers, we have committed to consistent support of non-profits, philanthropic organizations, environmental and community stewardship in our daily operations.

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