Simply put, [Centerplate] enhances our reputation in a very demanding marketplace. Their presence contributes to our customer’s success and therefore assists us in both attracting and retaining business.
Total Solution Services
As the premier provider of hospitality services to sports, convention centers and entertainment venues, we deliver resources, knowledge and expertise to support North America’s most prestigious facilities and events.
At Centerplate, we go beyond the basics that are the industry’s norm and partner with leading experts to identify and execute extraordinary experiences.
We are the leading provider of catering, concession and hospitality services to sports facilities in North America. We have the largest presence in the NFL, a significant portfolio of professional baseball accounts, and we partner with more than 25 arenas, 17 university athletic programs, and 24 MiLB teams.
We are known for providing fans a wide variety of choices, from traditional favorites to compelling specialty concepts. Our offerings acknowledge the regional cuisine of our venue locales, which paired with our sincere hospitality and efficient operations, ensure fans have an extraordinary experience.
“I am beginning to view my Giants tickets as a $40 cover to get the crab sandwich. Sorry team…I am a loyal fan (of the crab sandwich.)”
– Customer Review, Yelp.com
Our commitment to the overall fan experience truly comes alive in the exclusive atmosphere of suites and clubs. We achieve this by bringing our hospitality experience and culinary expertise together to create environments and menus that treat premium ticket holders to an unforgettable experience each and every game.
“Think Seattle baseball food and think hot dogs, Ichirolls, and garlic fries. Centerplate hopes to make visions of lemon crème brûlée and rack of lamb with lavender dance in your head as well…”
– The Seattle Times
From the Super Bowl and MLB All-Star Game to the Democratic and Republican National Conventions, our catering services are a valuable asset to our stadium, arena and convention center clients.
Centerplate is dedicated to maximizing our clients’ Returns. We recognize our responsibility to support the utilization of our facilities to the greatest degree possible. Therefore, we excel not only at serving events, but also in attracting them.
“We recommend Centerplate to any couple getting married.”
– Reese wedding, Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the Indianapolis Colts
Ways We Make Your City the Best in Hosting Thousands of Conventioneers
Centerplate is the largest hospitality partner to North America’s convention centers, including such prestigious venues as the San Diego Convention Center, the Jacob K. Javits Center, the Orange County Convention Center, and the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in D.C. Having been at the top of this business for many years, we realize we’re only as good as our last successful event – which continually drives us to E3 Execute Extraordinary Experiences each and every time.
By analyzing audience demographics and event objectives for each customer, we tailor thoughtful programs designed for maximum impact. This approach permeates every aspect of our catering business. Not content to merely serve food, we believe it's our obligation to add interest and excitement by using new flavors and preparations, all done with the goal of giving guests a unique and memorable experience. Whether it’s a sit-down dinner for 4,000 at a business conference or an outdoor wedding reception for 100, our team excels at E3 Executing Extraordinary Experiences.
“This dinner, on July 18, was no run-of-the mill event. It was the pinnacle of banquet service…the largest plated banquet in recorded history. The event was a feather in the cap for Centerplate as well as those of us fortunate enough to take part in this monumental event.”
– Paul Supplee, The National Culinary Review
“Simply put, [Centerplate] enhances our reputation in a very demanding marketplace. Their presence contributes to our customer’s success and therefore assists us in both attracting and retaining business.”
– Carol Wallace, President & CEO, San Diego Convention Center Corporation
“We are very proud to be recipients of the APEX award as the ‘World’s Best Convention Centre’ in 2002 and again in 2008. This award is based upon detailed interviews conducted directly with meeting and event planners, and some of our strongest scores were for the Centerplate team’s performance.”
– Catherine Wong, VP of Operations, Vancouver Convention Center
“The expertise of the Centerplate culinary team has offered special benefits for our planners as Centerplate has made strong efforts to customize food programs to the specific needs of show organizers. Catering clients have noted new banquet service levels along with Centerplate’s innovative food presentations.”
– Jessie Allen, General Manager, Orange County Convention Center
Retail/Public Foods/Concessions (Or, as we term them, Quick-Serve)
The quick-service landscape has changed dramatically in recent years. In addition to traditional favorites like coffee and snacks, convention center guests have come to expect a multitude of restaurant-quality choices from quick-service outlets. As such, our concepts are carefully crafted based on the show schedule, visitor demographics and the unique identity of the center and its location. Our aim is to create a sophisticated but approachable dining atmosphere supported by an attractive look that reflects the décor of the building.
“Centerplate was the unanimous choice of our community based selection committee. A year has passed, our facility is open; and the promises of the proposal have been delivered. Our food has been judged by our customers to be outstanding. Our budget projections have vastly exceeded expectations.”
– Roger Krupa, Director, Raleigh Convention Center
We’ve set the stage for premier execution in our entertainment venues across North America. Our obsession with hospitality is practiced in every entertainment facility we serve. We consistently exceed client expectations while meeting the highest standard of guest service in the ever challenging entertainment, recreation, and leisure-time markets.
Our presence in the entertainment sector includes performing arts centers, museums, aquariums, indoor and outdoor theaters, ski areas, race tracks, restaurants, theme and water parks, as well as transportation lines.
Due to the individual nature of our different entertainment clients, our service offerings vary widely – but the execution is always the same – best in class. Our team members are empowered to provide highly personal and impactful customer service. We believe that celebrating each client's brand through expertly designed menus, and complementing these with unmatched hospitality experience, is the most effective means of delighting guests.
Here are some of the venues where Centerplate is E3 Execute Extraordinary Experiences:
- Belmont Racetrack (home of the Belmont Stakes - the final jewel of racing’s Triple Crown)
- Whiteface Mountain (boasting the greatest vertical drop east of the Rockies and a former Olympic host)
- Denver Performing Arts Center (one of the largest performing arts centers in the world)
- Jiminy Peak Ski Area (Hancock, MA)
- Bromley Ski Area (Peru, VT)
“The food prepared and served by the track's caterer, Centerplate, was fit for royalty.”
– The Saratogian
“We have been a client of Centerplate's for almost ten years and have found their staff and team efforts to provide outstanding food and beverage service to our clients/patrons to be exemplary.”
– Dennis J. Andres, Executive Diretor
Morris Performing Arts Center, South Bend, Indiana