Serving Super Heroes: On the Menu at Comic Con

Centerplate prepares to serve 130,000 comic fans at the San Diego Convention Center.

Jul 18, 2013, 14:32 ET from Centerplate

SAN DIEGO, July 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Storm Troopers, Celebrities, and Super Heroes of all shapes and sizes will have one thing in common at Comic-Con 2013, the largest comic book convention of its kind in the world, at the San Diego Convention Center July 18 - 21.  Guests and mere mortals alike will enjoy a unique hospitality program from Centerplate, event hospitality partner in over 300 prominent entertainment, sports and convention venues across North America and the United Kingdom and hospitality partner to the San Diego Convention Center. Centerplate has been preparing for this extraordinary event for over four months and anticipates serving over 130,000 attendees over the 4-day event.

Centerplate has developed a new menu as well as an increased number of Gluten-Free and Vegan menu options. On the Terrace Grill, attendees can expect to find:

  • Fire Roasted Corn on the Cob
  • Fresh Hot Turkey Club Sandwiches with Avocado Aioli, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Susie Farm's locally grown Lettuce and Tomatoes, on Sadie Rose's Ciabatta Bun
  • Gourmet Grilled Cheese Sandwiches served on Sadie Rose's thick cut Brioche

The new specialty menu for VIP attendees include:

  • Cold Specialty Paninis
    • Turkey, Spinach & Roasted Tomato served on Sadie Rose's Herbed Focaccia Bun
    • Wild Mushroom & Caramelized Onion
  • Gourmet Caprese Sandwich with Mozzarella, Tomato Basil and Aioli on Sadie Rose's Herbed Focaccia Bun
  • Specialty Dessert Station
    • Chocolate Truffles
    • Cranberry Macaroons
    • Mini Creme Puffs & Eclairs
    • Assorted Mousse Shooters

So, what's the food of choice for this fantasy-focused crowd? In 2012, Centerplate served over 2,000 gourmet salads, 5,000 gourmet sandwiches, 10,000 pizzas and 15,000 hot dogs to Comic-Con convention goers.

"We are delighted to welcome guests from all over the world to this unique event," said Nancy Murgillo, Centerplate's General Manager responsible for hospitality at the show. "There is so much fun and excitement for this event, and we pledge that their hospitality experience will be worthy of Comic-Con."

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

About Comic-Con International:
Comic-Con International: San Diego (Comic-Con), the largest convention of its kind in the world, is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and related popular art forms, primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture. On the web:,,

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