STAMFORD, Conn., March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Centerplate, the largest hospitality partner to North America's premier sports stadiums, convention centers and entertainment venues, awarded its Supplier Partner of the Year to Anheuser-Busch at its 2011 Annual Meeting held in Louisville, Kentucky this week. Centerplate recognized Anheuser-Busch for its support of the company's mission as evidenced by the introduction of new pouring technologies, the development of consumer insights, and the production of employee training and motivational videos, among several other joint initiatives.
Also, Centerplate's meeting of its senior leadership, featured a line-up of notable guest speakers including Brian Cornell, President and CEO of Sam's Club; Mike Dee, CEO of the Miami Dolphins and Sun Life Stadium; Gregory O'Dell, President and CEO of the Washington Convention and Sports Authority; and Chris Bigelow and William Caruso, both leading consultants and thought-partners to the sports, entertainment and convention center sectors.
The company marked several milestones achieved during 2010, including its merger with Boston Culinary Group, the launch of its revolutionary new hospitality design group Centerplate Stir™, and record-beating performance in new contract wins and same-venue sales growth. The company reviewed its service success at many of 2010's premier events, including the Super Bowl, World Series, the Final Four, and the Olympics – all of which reinforced Centerplate's position as the largest and most dynamic premium event hospitality company in North America.
The theme of the meeting 'StepUP' reflected the company's call-to-action for 2011, in which all of the firm's general managers were encouraged to leverage Centerplate's unique position and strategic approach to hospitality to take their clients' brands and businesses to new heights in 2011.
Centerplate crafts and delivers "Craveable Experiences. Raveable Results." in 250 prominent sports, entertainment and convention venues across North America. Centerplate has provided services to 11 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.