Centerplate Opens Hospitality Service Center in Greenville, SC

Fast-Growing Event Hospitality Leader Invests In "Mission Control" Center

Nov 15, 2012, 10:14 ET from Centerplate

SPARTANBURG, S.C., Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing its record of rapid business growth, Centerplate, America's leading event hospitality partner to the country's top stadiums, entertainment venues and convention centers, is proud to announce the opening of their state-of-the-art Hospitality Services Center in Greenville, SC. By uniting all of Centerplate's service departments under one roof, the Hospitality Service Center will create a "mission-control" nerve center for Centerplate's 250 venues nationwide, fostering seamless teamwork and communication across all departments.

"Our move to Greenville opens an exciting chapter in our commitment to ensuring that our operations receive full corporate support so they can focus on outstanding hospitality for our clients and customers," said Des Hague, President and CEO of Centerplate. "As Centerplate has enjoyed a period of incredible growth, it's a huge advantage to have one location where venue teams can access Centerplate's industry leading system of support services."

Centerplate's 15,000 square foot facility will house all of Centerplate's national support staff when it opens November 26th. The Hospitality Service Center will provide Accounting, Information Technology, Human Resources, Training, Recruitment, Purchasing,  Facility Design, and Culinary Development services for all of Centerplate's operations throughout North America. Working side-by-side in a technologically advanced facility, Centerplate's support departments are perfectly positioned to share ideas, talents and synergies across multiple departments.

"These new offices will provide an excellent work environment appealing to the top talent in the industry and the region," said Greg Lesperance, Centerplate's Chief Accounting Officer and Chief Information Officer. "More importantly, the state-of-the-art technology infrastructure and more open floor plan of the new space will enable our various service teams to support the success of our talented field hospitality professionals to an even greater degree."

2012 has already proven a banner year for Centerplate, demonstrating the vital role of the Hospitality Service Center. In the span of 10 months, the company has excelled as hospitality host for nearly every major sports championship in the United States: the 2012 BCS National Championship Game, 2012 Super Bowl, 2012 NCAA Final Four, 2012 National Hockey League Stanley Cup Championships, and 2012 Major League Baseball World Series. With new business wins including the Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Convention Center, San Francisco 49ers new Santa Clara Stadium, and the University of Notre Dame, Centerplate will rely heavily on the Hospitality Service Center as a resource for their Event Hospitality services.

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, 21 World Series, the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, and the largest plated dinner in history at the Alpha Kappa Alpha Centennial Celebration. Last year, 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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