12th Edition of Art Basel in Miami Beach Menus Combine Florida-Inspired Haute Cuisine with Sustainability

MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Centerplate, the leading event hospitality partner to North America's top entertainment venues and convention centers, is again working with Art Basel on the 12th edition of the Miami Beach show, providing extraordinary menus and hospitality for guests at the Miami Beach Convention Center. The show opens to the public on December 5.

Art Basel in Miami Beach is the favorite winter meeting place for the international art world, drawing more than 50,000 visitors each year. At the nexus of North America and Latin America, this Art Basel show presents premier artwork from across the globe. More than 250 leading galleries from North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa will take part, showcasing works by more than 2,000 artists of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Centerplate has enlisted its best culinary talent to create offerings that reflect the spirit of the event, as well as the flavors and flair of Miami Beach. Menus are carefully crafted with sustainability in mind, focusing on farm-to-table ingredients including fresh, healthy, and tasty products sourced from Florida and the surrounding communities. The Greenware used in service has one of the lowest carbon footprints for disposable products.

"We know that Art Basel draws an amazing crowd from around the world, and we're thrilled to partner with the Miami Beach show," said Nick Tierno, Centerplate's General Manager of the Miami Beach Convention Center."

More than 25 culinary and 300 service professionals will join Centerplate's core Miami Beach team to facilitate the delivery of Art Basel's world-class hospitality. Centerplate expects to serve more than 75,000 meals to the exhibition's 50,000 guests, with services ranging from catering VIP events to managing a number of upscale restaurants over the course of the five-day event.

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 States by Nation's Restaurant News, and has recently expanded operations in the United Kingdom. Visit the company online at www.centerplate.com or connect with us on twitter @centerplate or facebook.com/Centerplate.

SOURCE Centerplate


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