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October 8th, 2019

Venues including New York’s Javits Center, the San Diego Convention Center, and McCormick Place in Chicago have eco-friendly hospitality programs that include green roofs, food waste initiatives, and indoor farming. The San Diego Convention Center, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, also is a leader in reducing food waste with caterer Centerplate. Source: […]

October 8th, 2019

Seattle startup Picnic has developed the cloud-powered pizza-production platform as a food-service solution for businesses large and small. Centerplate, a provider of food-service and hospitality services at more than 200 sports, entertainment and convention venues, is among the first big users to sign on to pilot Picnic’s robotic pizza-making technology. “We always seek to be […]

October 8th, 2019

The Pasadena Convention Center announced today the recent hire of Jon Dubrick as the new regional executive chef of Centerplate, the exclusive food and beverage provider for the Pasadena Convention Center and Pasadena Civic Auditorium. With over 30 years of experience in the food industry, Dubrick is now part of the Centerplate-Sodexo Leisure Services team […]

October 8th, 2019

Traditional stadium fare has undergone a significant facelift with venues and chefs showcasing their creativity of colors, textures and flavors on the plate that leave patrons drooling. Lenny Martinsen, Centerplate executive chef at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, is no exception to this. Martinsen and his staff crafted unique menu items for the 2019 […]

October 8th, 2019

If serving locally sourced foods at events ever was just a trend, it’s one that is here to stay. The Vancouver Convention Centre extends its championing of local artisans to its wine selection, serving only wines from British Colombia as part of its catering services. Mark Massicotte, executive chef at the Vancouver Convention Centre, recently […]

October 8th, 2019

According to Datassential, 43% of consumers want to try chicken and waffles. Lots of chefs are jumping on the Belgian waffle trend with not just chicken but also burgers, kimchi, pepperoni, pork chops and more. Included in this gallery is the new chicken and waffles basket from Centerplate Chef Shimelis Adem at Lucas Oil Stadium […]

October 8th, 2019

Convene recently spoke with Desiree Neal, executive chef for Distinctive Gourmet (a Centerplate brand), the Virginia Beach Convention Center’s (VBCC) on-site caterer, to learn about the plant-based dishes — some of which are cultivated from the venue’s on-site garden — she creates, as well as trends she sees. Source: Making Plant-Based Event F&B Possible at […]

September 13th, 2019

The Indianapolis Colts and hospitality partner Centerplate on Thursday unveiled new eating options for fans at Lucas Oil Stadium. New healthy options include a Circle City cobb salad, beets and greens salad and a California wrap. Source: Indianapolis Colts unveil new food options at Lucas Oil Stadium

September 13th, 2019

“Each season, we look to improve and enhance every aspect of the Colts gameday experience, which of course includes the many and varied food and beverage offerings throughout the stadium,” said Roger VanDerSnick, Colts chief sales & marketing officer, in written remarks. “We are excited we are able to highlight the vibrant Indianapolis culinary culture […]

September 13th, 2019

Centerplate showed off some of the new food on the ‘Hoosier Menu’ on Thursday. The Hoosier Menu uses a lot of its ingredients from all over Indiana. Source: Check out these new menu items at Lucas Oil Stadium