Centerplate Flexes Locally-Sourced Super Powers at Comic-Con

Hospitality Leader Centerplate Plans to Serve Over 125,000 fans & enthusiasts

Jul 11, 2012, 17:59 ET from Centerplate

SAN DIEGO, July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Storm Troopers, Wizards, and Super Heroes of all shapes and sizes will have one thing in common at Comic-Con 2012, the largest comic book convention of its kind in the world, at the San Diego Convention Center July 11th through the 15th. Guests and mere mortals alike will enjoy a unique hospitality program from Centerplate, hospitality partner to the San Diego Convention Center. Centerplate has been preparing for this extraordinary event for over four months and anticipates serving over 125,000 attendees over the 5-day event.

Increasing its focus on locally-sourced organic ingredients, Centerplate has developed a new Organic Salad Bar concept specifically for the San Diego Convention Center. Additional offerings include a customized Dessert Station, Roasted Apple and Beet Salad, as well as an increased number of Gluten-Free and Vegan menu options.

So, what's the food of choice for this fantasy-focused crowd? In 2011, Centerplate served over 2,500 gourmet salads, 6,000 gourmet sandwiches, 11,000 pizzas and 15,000 hot dogs to Comic-Con convention goers.

"I look forward to this extraordinary home grown event each year. It is amazing to see an entire city come together, and it is that camaraderie that truly makes achieving success possible," said Nancy Murgillo, Centerplate's General Manager responsible for hospitality at the show. "We know that people come from all over the country, and all over the world for this one-of-a-kind event. And we pledge to all of our guests that their hospitality experience will be worthy of Comic-Con."

About Centerplate:
Centerplate crafts and delivers "Craveable Experiences. Raveable Results." in over 250 prominent entertainment, sports and convention venues across North America – annually serving over 100 million guests. Centerplate has provided event hospitality services to 15 official U.S. Presidential Inaugural Balls, 13 Super Bowls, 20 World Series, the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, and the largest plated dinner in history at the Alpha Kappa Alpha Centennial Celebration. The company was recently named the fastest growing restaurant chain in the country by Nation's Restaurant News. Visit the company online at

About Comic-Con International:
Comic-Con International: San Diego (Comic-Con), the largest convention of its kind in the world, is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and related popular art forms, primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture. On the web:,,



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