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January 3rd, 2020

Through a collaborative effort with concessionaire Centerplate and cup-maker Ball Corp, fans in Miami can expect to see disposable aluminum cups for the Orange Bowl and February’s Super Bowl LIV. “I’d be lying if I said it was not a challenge, but I think we have set fairly realistic goals,” Kevin Mitchell, Centerplate vice president, […]

January 3rd, 2020

At the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this January, Centerplate will become the first company to offer robotic pizza in a convention center setting. The smart-pie-producing machine won’t just be another booth or display angling for attention on the Las Vegas Convention Center floor. Picnic is teaming with event hospitality company Centerplate to […]

January 3rd, 2020

From alternative burgers to brisket and crab cakes, these are the eight most popular recipes of 2019. Included is the deconstructed crab cake from the Baltimore Convention Center and the popular do’wich ice cream offering from the Orange County Convention Center. Source: 8 delicious food service recipes to try | Food Management

January 3rd, 2020

The avocado toast and farro bowls served by the Sodexo team at the Hollywood Bowl for the all-vegetarian Morrissey concert earlier this fall are included in this slideshow of top California-inspired menu items. Source: 9 dreamy California menu ideas for food service | Food Management

January 3rd, 2020

Centerplate Chef Lenny Martinsen has been named the Employer of the Year by the Governor of Louisiana, at the 2019 Governor’s Outstanding Leadership in Disabilities (GOLD) Awards. Martinsen is the executive chef at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, Smoothie King Center and Champions Square in New Orleans. For many years, he has employed young adults with mental […]

January 3rd, 2020

Kombucha is rising in popularity, as consumers seek more health-minded beverage options. “Consumers are switching to healthier diets, which is fueling demand for fermented products,” says Nadia Jackson, Sodexo Culinary Solutions director of retail excellence for North America. Last summer, Centerplate General Manager Rich Welfringer also introduced new kombucha offerings on board the Washington State […]

January 3rd, 2020

Meet Chef Dayanny de la Cruz, the Centerplate Executive Chef of Hard Rock Stadium who will be feeding guests with delicious sazón on Super Bowl Sunday. Chef Dayanny speaks here about her beginnings, her connections with the world of food, breaking through the glass ceiling and what it’s like to design a menu that matches […]

December 6th, 2019

Different cooking methods, from grilling to boiling to pan frying to deep frying and more allow for the shrimp’s texture to change depending on the style the chef wants to infuse. Po’boys, for example, show up at Saints games at Mercedes-Benz Superdome, where Centerplate chefs are preparing these signature sammies by the hundreds. Not stopping […]

December 6th, 2019

SBJ takes a peek at the gifts that ten sports business executives have in store this holiday season, including Steve Pangburn, the CEO of Centerplate and Sodexo Sports & Leisure. Source: Spirit of giving — and receiving

December 6th, 2019

The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, in partnership with its food and beverage distributor, Centerplate, recently introduced a composting initiative aimed at reducing food waste with an employee awareness event at the employee cafeteria (known as “Riverside Cafe”) that featured a dynamic presentation with costumed characters, quizzes, and more. Source: Convention Center Composting […]