BALTIMORE, Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Centerplate is being honored by Baltimore City Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake at the 39th annual Mayor's Business Recognition Awards luncheon on December 10 at the Baltimore Convention Center. Centerplate will be providing the hospitality at the luncheon, during which Mayor Rawlings-Blake will honor 12 businesses for the service in the community.
The awards recognize businesses for outstanding commitment to community and dedication to improving the quality of life in Baltimore City. The annual awards event the Greater Baltimore Committee profiles the community work of the firms being honored and their employees.
Centerplate recently launched a national program, The Centerplate Promise, as part of the company's core commitment to support and improve the communities in which Centerplate staff live and work. Building on the success of Centerplate's "Journey Home" initiative, which raised over $300,000 to fight homelessness in Baltimore, The Centerplate Promise will leverage Centerplate's national portfolio of over 250 venues to combat child homelessness nationwide.
"We are honored to be accepting this prestigious award by the City of Baltimore. Centerplate takes incredible pride in partnering with the local community to make a positive impact on our friends and neighborhood," says Centerplate President and CEO Des Hague. "Having the privilege of working for our partners' incredible guests comes with a responsibility to be a community leader, and the Centerplate Promise is one of our ways of giving back."
Mayor Rawlings-Blake will also present awards to the following companies for community service that goes above and beyond their normal business operations: Brown Advisory, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, Christopher Schafer Clothier, Clear Channel Outdoor, Ellin & Tucker, Chartered, Ernst & Young, Legg Mason, Inc., Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), PNC Bank, Transamerica Baltimore Foundation and WBAL-TV 11.
Centerplate is proud to work and support several Not for Profit organizations in Baltimore including: Maryland State Prostart High School Culinary Competition, Baltimore City Youth Works, Mayor's Youth Hire One, National Academy Foundation School and the American Rescue Workers.
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.