Centerplate Partners With Detroit Branch NAACP for 57th Annual Fight for Freedom Fund Dinner
DETROIT, May 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its commitment to community partnership and empowerment, Centerplate, the leading hospitality partner to North America's premier sports stadiums, entertainment venues and convention centers is honored to be the hospitality host at Detroit's Cobo Center for the Detroit Branch NAACP 57th Annual Fight for Freedom Fund.
The Detroit Branch NAACP will host thousands of guests, treating them to an outstanding meal, world-class entertainment, and some of the world's most renowned speakers including Keynote Speaker Eric Holder, U.S. Attorney General.
Centerplate's planning and preparation for a dinner of this magnitude started nearly a year ago, immediately after last year's Freedom Fund dinner. This year, Centerplate will be serving char-grilled chicken breast with dried cherry jam, herb roasted redskin potatoes; sunshine blend bean medley and local Michigan-favorite Sanders bumpy cake with berry coulis sauce for dessert. To prepare and serve the thousands of plated dinners, Centerplate has bolstered its Cobo Center team with more than 400 culinary and service professionals who will facilitate all facets of its hospitality delivery for the dinner.
"We are dedicated to the Detroit communities and are proud to support our local leaders and causes," said Jason Hougard, Centerplate's General Manager of the Cobo Center. "Centerplate firmly believes in community involvement and takes pride in our efforts to serve the communities in which we live and work."
"To be able to prepare dinner for thousands of people is a great privilege and challenge," says Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony, President, Detroit Branch NAACP. "The food must be prepared well, served even better, and kept hotter and hotter on the way to the people. We are certain Centerplate will make sure every plate is on time, on the table and is most able to be enjoyed."
Centerplate has also set up a cooking demonstration May 12 at the Detroit Eastern Market where the public can come sample these dishes. Centerplate Executive Chef Jamie Miller will be conducting demonstrations on the preparation, storage, preservation and health benefits of food products found at the market.
Centerplate crafts and delivers "Craveable Experiences. Raveable Results." in 250 prominent sports, entertainment and convention venues across North America. Centerplate has provided services to 13 Super Bowls, 20 World Series, the South Beach Wine and Food Festival, Art Basel Miami Beach, 15 official U.S. Presidential Inaugural Balls and the largest plated dinner in history at the Alpha Kappa Alpha Centennial Celebration. Visit the company online at www.centerplate.com.
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