NEW YORK, Aug. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Fifth Dining LLC is proud to formally announce details of its partnership with Saks Fifth Avenue as the official food and beverage provider for nearly all Saks stores in the United States. Fifth Dining, a subsidiary of Centerplate, was established in late 2012 to provide fine and upscale-casual dining for Saks Fifth Avenue. Charged with creating dining experiences reflective of the iconic luxury retailer, the company has initiated the planning and execution of a new destination dining concept launching in select Saks Fifth Avenue department stores. It is also responsible for food and beverage operations within the flagship store in New York City, including management of the Cafe SFA and SnAKS restaurants.
"Fifth Dining is thrilled to re-imagine the culinary offerings at Saks Fifth Avenue, one of the most guest-focused brands in the world," said Michael Kaufman, President, Fifth Dining. "Our team is looking forward to an ongoing partnership dedicated to upholding the tradition of quality and excellence that customers have come to expect from Saks."
"As the Saks brand continues to evolve, we are excited to be in partnership with Fifth Dining, a hospitality company that understands our interest in celebrating our legacy while incorporating fresh and innovative ideas into our food and beverage offerings," says Ron Frasch, President and Chief Merchant, Saks Fifth Avenue.
Set to launch in 2014, the new dining concept is being developed to offer Saks' customers a superlative dining experience as an extension of its signature retail brand. This concept will be the centerpiece of a multi-million dollar renovation at Saks' flagship New York store that will transform the 8th floor restaurant into an iconic New York destination, overlooking St. Patrick's Cathedral and Rockefeller Center. Development of this and other projects are currently underway at four Saks locations including New York, Sarasota and San Juan, with the first to be introduced in Chicago in January 2014.
About Fifth Dining
Fifth Dining LLC is the official foodservice partner of Saks Fifth Avenue, providing food & beverage services and creative culinary concepts for nearly all of the luxury retailer's locations in the United States. This includes New York City's flagship store, which features the Cafe SFA and SnAKS restaurants. Fifth Dining is creating a new destination dining concept, which will launch in select Saks stores beginning in 2014.
Fifth Dining is a subsidiary of Centerplate, Inc., one of the nation's largest hospitality companies. For more information, visit www.FifthDining.com or call 203-975-5917.
About Saks Fifth Avenue
Saks Fifth Avenue, one of the world's pre-eminent specialty retailers, is renowned for its superlative American and international designer collections, its expertly edited assortment of handbags, shoes, jewelry, cosmetics and gifts, and the first-rate fashion expertise and exemplary client service of its Associates. Today, Saks operates 41 full-line stores in 20 states, five international licensed stores, 66 Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH stores and saks.com, the company's online store.
Saks Fifth Avenue is proud to be named a J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Customer Service Champion and is only one of 50 U.S. companies so named.
SOURCE Fifth Dining LLC