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March 18th, 2019

With a new season comes a new identity for the Mariners’ home. However, a new name is not all that the Mariners have in store at T-Mobile Park this season, as hospitality partner Centerplate and consulting Chef Ethan Stowell are introducing several new food and beverage options. In a homage to the new naming-rights partnership, […]

March 18th, 2019

  When Hard Rock Stadium, home of the NFL’s Miami Dolphins, turned a parking lot into a “tennis oasis,” serving as the new permanent home of the Miami Open, one of the largest non-Grand Slam tennis events in the world, the move not only changed the course of tennis in the region, it created an […]

March 18th, 2019

“We’re still a sports venue, but think of a dish where tennis is the steak in the middle and there’s the food, the art, and the entertainment as the sides,” said chef Dayanny De La Cruz, who joined the Centerplate food and beverage team in 2017 as executive chef at the stadium. “Inspiration for the […]

March 18th, 2019

In honor of its new digs at Hard Rock Stadium, the Miami Open tennis tournament has taken the wraps off a new signature cocktail. The “MO Smash” will be featured throughout the two-week event but you can also make it at home when you get back. Source: Miami Open Introduces ‘Mo Smash’ Cocktail | Miami, […]

March 18th, 2019

Centerplate Executive Chef Dayanny De La Cruz has compiled a new menu for the Miami Open and worked closely with IMG and Hard Rock Stadium to offer a bevy of Miami hot spots, including SuViche, Novecento, Casa Tua Cucina, Bourbon Steak by Michael Mina and Kiki on the River. Source: Hard Rock Stadium Turns Up […]

March 13th, 2019

This story looks at how convention centers are growing their own ingredients, adding appeal to their meals, beginning with expert commentary from Centerplate SVP Laurence Rua and Executive Chef Carmen Callo, who speak specifically about the Colorado Convention Center and the in-house Blue Bear Farm. Source: The Convention Center F&B Evolution: Farms, Dramatic Spaces, and […]

March 13th, 2019

Centerplate SVP Laurence Rua Laurence is included here with expert commentary, discussing healthy, sustainable food choices, custom menus at convention centers and the trend of venues looking to offer more local spirits and signature cocktails for groups. Source: 6 Super-Hot F&B Trends | MeetingsNet

March 13th, 2019

A conversation with Chef Max Knoepfel, Centerplate’s well-seasoned chef at Nashville’s busy convention center. Source: Q&A: Dishing With Music City Chef Max Knoepfel

March 11th, 2019

To prepare for Hard Rock Stadium’s transformation into a multinational melting pot of tennis players and fans, Centerplate vice president and general manager Kevin Mitchell and chef Dayanny De La Cruz have assembled an array of food and beverages that will showcase the diversity of South Florida’s culinary scene – including a watermelon and tomatillo […]

March 8th, 2019

In this month’s issue focusing on insurance and financial meeting management, Centerplate VP Michael Barrett discusses healthy F&B trends, such as plant-based foods, and how a lot of menus are dictated by the demographics of the group. Source: IFMM-2019-02Feb-Issue-Interactive.pdf