Centerplate Extends Hospitality Relationship with Orange County Convention Center
ORLANDO, Fla., May 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Centerplate, the hospitality partner to North America's leading, convention centers, announced today it has been awarded a contract renewal with the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC). The OCCC, located in the heart of Central Florida's tourism district, is one of the nation's busiest convention centers annually welcoming over 1.4 million guests. But it's more than just big, Business Review USA recently named the OCCC convention center number one on its list of top 10 convention centers in the county.
"We have been pleased by the quality of experience that Centerplate has delivered for guests of our first-class convention center during the years they have been our partner," said Kathie Canning, General Manager of the Orange County Convention Center. "This new chapter in our partnership will enable us to raise even further our already high standard for our guest experiences."
Working in partnership with the Orange County Convention Center, Centerplate's team has also undertaken a number of significant new guest experience enhancement projects including the implementation of new retail menu concepts, the renovation of major kitchen facilities to increase efficiency and a series of exciting new catering menu selections. Keeping pace with the OCCC's commitment to be an eco-friendly facility, Centerplate is also currently installing equipment to reduce waste that would otherwise be destined for a landfill.
"We are thrilled to be working with the Orange County Convention Center," said Douglas Conner, Centerplate's on-site executive. "Our unique total solution approach seeks to do much more than simply enhance the food and beverage operations at the Center and we look forward to continuing to provide our partner with the unparalleled service experience they expect from Centerplate."
Centerplate maintains a strong commitment to the communities it serves and strives to be a positive force for its fellow citizens. In Orlando, the company plays an active role in providing opportunities for local businesses, food to shelters and job skills training for hundreds of people each year. Centerplate has provided food and beverage donations to Orlando's Second Harvest Food Bank, Christian Service Center, Coalition for the Homeless, Boys and Girls Club of America, the ASPCA, Jack and Jill of Orlando, Jones High School, the Rosen School of Hospitality and numerous Orange County community events.
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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