(Toronto, Canada) – Centerplate, the largest event hospitality partner to North America’s premier sports stadiums, entertainment venues and convention centres welcomes a new member to its Cerise Fine Catering team. Gordon M. MacDonald recently joined Cerise as General Manager for the Allstream Centre in Toronto, Canada.
Recently with the Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex as General Manager / Director of Operations, MacDonald has lived in Torontofor the past 15 years. His Catering Sales background includes six years with the Fairmont Royal York as well as eight years in theUnited States at the Wyndham Anatole Hotel in Dallas and Sheraton Washington. Originally from Nova Scotia, Gordon has over twenty five years of experience in the Events and Hospitality Industry.
“We are extremely pleased to welcome Gordon to the Cerise family,” said Centerplate’s Senior Vice President, Greg Fender. “We welcome his contribution to the excellent reputation of the Allstream Centre and his wealth of industry knowledge to our company. I look forward to working with Gordon as we move forward into the year.”
The past twelve months have already proven to be banner year for Centerplate. In the span of 10 months, the company acquired UK Hospitality provider, The Lindley Group, and has excelled as hospitality host for nearly every major sports championship in the United States: the 2012 BCS National Championship Game, 2013 Super Bowl, 2012 NCAA Final Four, 2012 National Hockey League Stanley Cup Championships, and 2012 Major League Baseball World Series. With new business wins including the Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Convention Centre, San Francisco 49ers new Santa Clara Stadium, and the University of Notre Dame, Centerplate will rely heavily on the Hospitality Service Centre as a resource for their Event Hospitality services.
Centerplate crafts and delivers “Craveable Experiences. Raveable Results.” for more than 115 million guests each year in over 300 prominent entertainment, sports and convention venues across North America and the United Kingdom. Centerplate has provided event hospitality to 30 official U.S. Presidential Inaugural Balls, 13 Super Bowls, 21 World Series, the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, and the largest plated dinner in history. Recently, the company was named the fastest growing restaurant/hospitality group in the United Statesby Nation’s Restaurant News, and has recently expanded operations in the United Kingdom. Visit the company online atwww.centerplate.com.