Centerplate Makes Waves at South Beach Wine & Food Festival

Feb 22, 2013, 15:12 ET from Centerplate

MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Feb. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Centerplate, the leading event hospitality partner to North America's premier sports stadiums, convention centers and entertainment venues, is proud to announce its participation in the premier event of the culinary world, the South Beach Wine & Food Festival in Miami Beach. For this world-renowned culinary celebration, Centerplate has again been chosen to provide food, service staff and logistical support for many of SOBE Wine & Food's premier venues. The event will feature celebrity chef demonstrations by star-studded array of culinary giants like Giada De Laurentiis, Guy Fieri, Anne Burrell and Scott Conant.

The 12th annual South Beach Wine & Food Festival, which last year hosted over 50,000 guests, is a distinguished, open-air event showcasing the talents of the world's most recognized chefs and personalities. Partnering with Florida International University and Southern Wine and Spirits, Centerplate will donate its kitchen and facility resources at the Miami Beach Convention Center to celebrity chefs and Florida International University students in preparation for the festival's Moet Hennessy's The "Q", the Amstel Light Burger Bash, Garden to Glass Party and the closing event with Guy Fieri's Reggae Jam.

Showcasing the company's award-winning culinary talent, Centerplate's Regional Executive chef, Jonathan Barnett has also been invited to participate in the Moet Hennessy's "Q" event as a guest chef. Chef Barnett is featuring a Charred Omaha Beef Strip Steak with a 6-spice rub on tasty mushroom grits with Hennessy-n-onion marmalade and orange slaw.

"It is an honor to participate in such a prestigious Festival; it is a sign of our commitment to both the City of Miami Beach and to hospitality excellence," said Nick Tierno, Centerplate's General Manager at the Miami Beach Convention Center. "We are proud to open our kitchen to the chefs and the FIU students at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival. Centerplate has long given our facility a reputation for culinary excellence and we look forward to showing off the resources and menus that keep our guests raving."

Centerplate is especially proud to partner with Florida International University, giving culinary students the experience of a lifetime, at a world-class event.

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 30 official U.S. Presidential Inaugural Balls, 14 Super Bowls, 21 World Series, the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, and the largest plated dinner in history at the Alpha Kappa Alpha Centennial Celebration. In 2011, the company was named the fastest growing restaurant/ hospitality group in the country by Nation's Restaurant News. Visit the company online at

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