Centerplate http://food-management.com/taxonomy/term/6652/more en FM Top 50 2015: No. 5 Centerplate http://food-management.com/centerplate/fm-top-50-2015-no-5-centerplate <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Leading Management Companies Ranked by Revenue</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/centerplate/fm-top-50-2015-no-5-centerplate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/centerplate/fm-top-50-2015-no-5-centerplate#comments Centerplate Top 50 Listings Private Tue, 10 Mar 2015 19:15:00 +0000 45741 at http://food-management.com Minor League Team to Self-operate Concessions http://food-management.com/news-trends/minor-league-team-self-operate-concessions <div class="field-deck"> Durham Bulls form a new company, Bull City Hospitality, that will take over F&B operations at the team's ballpark. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The Durham Bulls minor league baseball team is forming Bull City Hospitality, a new company that will manage the food and beverage operation at its Athletic Park ballpark, replacing <a href="http://food-management.com/management-companies/centerplate">Centerplate</a>, which had served as the team&rsquo;s concessionaire since the ballpark&rsquo;s opening.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/minor-league-team-self-operate-concessions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/minor-league-team-self-operate-concessions#comments Contractors More Segments Centerplate News & Trends Private Fri, 13 Feb 2015 15:23:00 +0000 45061 at http://food-management.com Centerplate Lands Columbus Convention Center Deal http://food-management.com/news-trends/centerplate-lands-columbus-convention-center-deal <div class="field-deck"> Company to manage food and beverage opeerations at all restaurants and events at 1.7 million sq.ft. facility. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Centerplate has announced a new agreement with the&nbsp; Greater Columbus Convention Center for food and beverage services at all public and private events and restaurants at the 1.7 million square foot venue beginning on February 25.</p> <p>&ldquo;The new relationship with Centerplate is a critical step in our strategy to enhance the experience at the Convention Center,&rdquo; says Sally Bloomfield, chair of the Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority. &ldquo;We conducted a rigorous search and Centerplate was across-&shy;theā€board the strongest applicant.&rdquo;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/centerplate-lands-columbus-convention-center-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/centerplate-lands-columbus-convention-center-deal#comments Contractors Centerplate News & Trends Private Fri, 13 Feb 2015 14:02:00 +0000 45031 at http://food-management.com RFP Opens Books on Qualcomm Concessions Contract http://food-management.com/news-trends/rfp-opens-books-qualcomm-concessions-contract <div class="field-deck"> San Diego's football stadium generated over $15 million in concessions sales in one year, according to documents associated with securing a new contract. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Under the deal that expires in February 2015, the <a href="http://food-management.com/management-companies/centerplate" target="_blank">Centerplate</a> operated concessions operation at San Diego&#39;s Qualcomm Stadium generated $15.4 million between April 2013 and March 2014, of which about 15 percent (around $2.3 million) was rebated as commission and bonus to the city, <a href="http://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/2015/jan/15/ticker-comcast-steal-centerplates-qualcomm-deal/#" target="_blank">reports</a> the <em>San Diego Reade</em>r.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/rfp-opens-books-qualcomm-concessions-contract" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/rfp-opens-books-qualcomm-concessions-contract#comments Contractors More Segments Centerplate News & Trends Private Fri, 16 Jan 2015 19:24:00 +0000 44341 at http://food-management.com Centerplate Names EVPs to Head Operations in East and West U.S. http://food-management.com/news-trends/centerplate-names-evps-head-operations-east-and-west-us <div class="field-deck"> Executive vice presidents Greg Fender and Sal Ferrulo will oversee Centerplate's service delivery in all of its sports, entertainment, convention and restaurant locations. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Centerplate has promoted senior vice presidents Greg Fender and Sal Ferrulo to executive vice president, overseeing the company&#39;s North American hospitality service teams. Reporting directly to President/CEO Chris Verros, Fender will be responsible for the company&#39;s operations in the West and Ferrulo in the East.</p> <p>&quot;Greg and Sal are both proven operations professionals who have played a key leadership role with me over the last five years at Centerplate,&quot; Verros says. &quot;Together, they have achieved extraordinary success in every aspect of our portfolio.&quot;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/centerplate-names-evps-head-operations-east-and-west-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/centerplate-names-evps-head-operations-east-and-west-us#comments Contractors Centerplate News & Trends Private Thu, 15 Jan 2015 19:00:00 +0000 44271 at http://food-management.com Centerplate Integrates Units Into Comprehensive Hospitality Solutions Group http://food-management.com/news-trends/centerplate-integrates-units-comprehensive-hospitality-solutions-group <div class="field-deck"> New department aligns several disciplines, including strategic consulting, capital planning, architecture and interior design, equipment procurement and construction. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Centerplate has announced the integration of its practice teams handling facility design and construction, capital project planning, equipment procurement and strategic consulting into a single, comprehensive Hospitality Solutions Group. The new department aligns several disciplines, including strategic consulting, capital planning, architecture and interior design, equipment procurement and construction.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/centerplate-integrates-units-comprehensive-hospitality-solutions-group" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/centerplate-integrates-units-comprehensive-hospitality-solutions-group#comments Contractors Centerplate News & Trends Private Mon, 12 Jan 2015 12:45:00 +0000 44161 at http://food-management.com Dolphins Fans Tweet Beer Orders From Seats http://food-management.com/news-trends/dolphins-fans-tweet-beer-orders-seats <div class="field-deck"> The service, tested in two sections at the NFL team's last home game, is partnership with concessionaire Centerplate and brewer Anheuser-Busch. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>The Miami Dolphins, their concessionaire Centerplate, Anheuser-Busch, Twitter and tech vendor Appetize have been testing a new in-seat delivery system called Tweet-a-Beer that allows fans to order beers by sending a Twitter message through their mobile devices, <a href="http://www.sportingnews.com/nfl/story/2014-12-31/miami-dolphins-nfl-twitter-beer-anheuser-busch-appetize-centerplate" target="_blank">reports</a> The Sporting News.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/dolphins-fans-tweet-beer-orders-seats" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/dolphins-fans-tweet-beer-orders-seats#comments Contractors More Segments Centerplate News & Trends Private Fri, 02 Jan 2015 16:05:00 +0000 43791 at http://food-management.com Centerplate Names VP for Saks Dining Unit http://food-management.com/news-trends/centerplate-names-vp-saks-dining-unit <div class="field-deck"> Cathy Green will help guide Fifth Dining subsidiary as it unrolls its Sophie's fine dining concept. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/management-companies/centerplate" target="_blank">Centerplate</a> has named Cathy Green vice president of its Fifth Dining subsidiary, which serves as the food and beverage partner to Saks Fifth Avenue. Green has more than 15 years of direct operational oversight of food and beverage at the Saks flagship store in New York, where she previously served as food and beverage director before expanding her role to assist in the launch of Sophie&#39;s at Saks Fifth Avenue, the new fine dining restaurant concept named in honor of Saks icon Sophie Gimbel.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/centerplate-names-vp-saks-dining-unit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/centerplate-names-vp-saks-dining-unit#comments Contractors Centerplate News & Trends Private Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:28:00 +0000 43691 at http://food-management.com Centerplate Makes Verros Permanent President/CEO http://food-management.com/news-trends/centerplate-makes-verros-permanent-presidentceo <div class="field-deck"> Former COO had been serving in interim capacity since the departure of previous president/CEO in September. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/management-companies/centerplate" target="_blank">Centerplate</a>&#39;s Board of Directors has confirmed the appointment of Chris Verros as president and CEO. He had been the company&#39;s COO since 2010 and <a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/centerplate-presidentceo-steps-down-interim-replacement-named" target="_blank">served as the acting President/CEO</a> since September, following the departure of Des Hague.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/centerplate-makes-verros-permanent-presidentceo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/centerplate-makes-verros-permanent-presidentceo#comments Contractors Centerplate News & Trends Private Tue, 04 Nov 2014 20:29:00 +0000 42491 at http://food-management.com Centerplate President/CEO Steps Down, Interim Replacement Named http://food-management.com/news-trends/centerplate-presidentceo-steps-down-interim-replacement-named <div class="field-deck"> COO Chris Verros named acting president/CEO in wake of Desmond Hague's resignation following dog abuse scandal. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Centerplate has appointed COO Chris Verros acting president and CEO, effective immediately, following the resignation of Desmond Hague from the company. The decision comes as a result of Hague&rsquo;s personal misconduct involving the mistreatment of an animal in his care.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://food-management.com/news-trends/centerplate-presidentceo-steps-down-interim-replacement-named" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://food-management.com/news-trends/centerplate-presidentceo-steps-down-interim-replacement-named#comments Contractors Centerplate News & Trends Private Wed, 03 Sep 2014 12:16:00 +0000 40541 at http://food-management.com