PORTLAND, Ore., April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Centerplate, the largest hospitality partner to North America's premier sports stadiums, convention centers and entertainment venues, announced a series of new menu concepts, fan promotions and service upgrades for the Portland Timbers 2011 season at JELD-WEN Field.
"We are proud to serve the great fans of the Portland Timbers at JELD-WEN Field," said Scott Marshall, Centerplate's Senior Vice President with executive responsibility for the stadium. "Our 2011 guest experience enhancements are designed specifically to delight fans, and add to the fun of game day at JELD-WEN Field."
Traditional stadium favorites such as all-beef hotdogs, cheeseburgers, soft pretzels and nachos and cheesesteaks. Notable new items developed specifically for the Portland Timbers season include:
Signature Timber Bacon: Pepper bacon dipped in dark chocolate
Axe Burger: Half beef and half ground bacon patty, topped with fried onions and Tillamook cheddar cheese
Pastie: a savory hand-held meat and veggie pie that is very popular match fare in the UK and Australia
Additional new options include Pho, Pollo Verde, Yakisoba and Carved Sandwiches. There will also be a premium sausage concept featuring Zenner's bacon-cheddar smoked sausage.
"Our paramount goal is to create a unique and memorable fan experience at JELD-WEN Field," said Portland Timers COO Mike Golub. "These new menu and service enhancements from our hospitality partner Centerplate, are emblematic of that commitment."
As part of the stadium's extensive renovations, Centerplate will increase the number of service locations throughout the stadium. These new service points will provide fans speedier service and more convenient access to the enhanced menu offerings.
To complement its new menu, 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, focuses on the principles and behaviors of gracious guest service to provide an even 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.