STAMFORD, Conn., June 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Centerplate, event hospitality partner in over 300 prominent entertainment, sports and convention venues across North America and the United Kingdom is proud to announce the appointment of Steve Cahoon the role of Senior Vice President of Business Development. In his new role, Cahoon will draw upon his 30+ years of operational hospitality experience to develop winning strategies for new business opportunities for both Centerplate and its international roster of clients.
In a career spanning four decades, Cahoon has developed and delivered hospitality programs at premier public facilities throughout the USA and Asia. In recent years, he was instrumental in the design and development of Centerplate's operation at the site of Super Bowl XLVI at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Following Hurricane Katrina, Cahoon was part of the leadership team that rebuilt and reopened the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, which hosted Super Bowl XLVII.
"Steve Cahoon embodies everything that is great about Centerplate, deep hospitality experience, a commitment to world-class service, and a keen business understanding of our clients' goals and needs," says Bob Pascal, Chief Marketing Officer of Centerplate.
Cahoon's experience in Sports and Entertainment venues also includes operating major arenas, football stadiums, baseball parks, university sports, indoor and outdoor music amphitheaters, amusement parks, racing facilities and convention center operations in New York, Kentucky, Florida, Indiana, Pennsylvania and Illinois. During his six years in Asia, Cahoon served as Vice President of Fine Host Asia. After re-engineering the restaurants, food courts and catering operations at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre (QSNCC) in Bangkok, Cahoon also helped organize hospitality services for the 1995 South East Asian Games in Chiang Mai, Thailand, the 1996 Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) at the QSNCC and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development UNCTAD X.
In February of 2012, Steve was awarded the Centerplate's President's Award, given annually to the individual who best exemplifies the company's values while working diligently to deliver on Centerplate's brand promise of "Craveable Experiences. Raveable Results." His new responsibilities come at a key time for Centerplate. The company has recently added or renewed several new client-partners including the Music City Center in Nashville, TN, the Colorado Convention Center and the Miami Beach Convention Center. This Spring, Centerplate also acquired The Lindley Group, which serves many of the United Kingdom's premier sporting facilities and tourist destinations. In 2011, Centerplate was also named the fastest growing hospitality group in the country by Nation's Restaurant News.
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. In 2011, 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.