STAMFORD, Conn., Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Centerplate, the largest hospitality partner to North America's premier sports stadiums, convention centers and entertainment venues, announced today a series of new menu concepts and service enhancements to help celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Tigertown Spring Training home of the Detroit Tigers at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, Florida.
"We are proud to partner with the Flying Tigers to serve their fans throughout Spring Training in Lakeland, Florida," said Sal Ferrulo, Centerplate's Senior Vice President with executive responsibility for the ballpark. "We are eager to unveil our engaging new concepts tailored specifically for these great fans."
Notable new Spring Training menu items designed specifically for Tiger fans to bring the flavors of Detroit and Florida together include:
- Bratwurst – Served on a warm Pretzel Hot Dog bun and topped with warm sauerkraut
- Flint style Coney Island Hot Dogs – Chili Dog from Flint, Michigan
- Alligator Bites – Lightly breaded fried alligator tail served with a spicy "Boom Boom Sauce"
- Cuban – Traditional pressed Cuban with spiced pork, ham and salami with Swiss cheese, pickle chips and yellow mustard
To complement its culinary introductions, the company has also initiated a series of enhancements to its service training and experience assurance initiatives. Centerplate's training program, which has been completely revamped and re-launched as Centerplate University, is based on a series of training sessions that provides our service team the foundation to succeed. In addition to functional training, the program includes a significant focus on food safety, responsible service of alcohol, and the principles and behaviors of gracious guest service for a better fan experience.
Centerplate crafts and delivers "Craveable Experiences. Raveable Results." in 250 prominent sports, entertainment and convention venues across North America. Centerplate has provided services to 12 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.