Start Your Engines: Centerplate Inks Contract for Formula One Race

Becomes Exclusive Hospitality Partner for Grand Prix of America

Jul 24, 2012, 08:00 ET from Centerplate

STAMFORD, Conn., July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Centerplate, the largest event hospitality partner to North America's premier sports stadiums, convention centers and entertainment venues, announced today it has been selected as the hospitality partner to the Grand Prix of America to be held in Weehawken and West New York, NJ. In a highly competitive selection process, Centerplate prevailed based on its track record of industry-leading guest services and hospitality innovation.

For the hotly anticipated Grand Prix of America, Centerplate will design, manage and deliver all hospitality services including catering and all fan food and beverage offerings. The Inaugural Grand Prix of America is scheduled for June 2013, and then will occur annually thereafter. The three-day event is expected to attract over 100,000 spectators.

"Centerplate is a world-class provider of hospitality services for some of the world's most high-profile special events," said Dennis Robinson, Grand Prix of America chief operations officer. "Centerplate brings a sense of creativity that will not only meet but exceed the expectations of our guests from around the world."

"We are thrilled to bring our extraordinary event experience to Formula One Racing, a truly one-of-a-kind experience," said Todd Andrews, Centerplate's General Manager. "We know a Formula One event brings high expectations for world-class fare. Our team will be tasked with providing flawless service for all their fans, and we know they'll be up to the challenge."

Centerplate is no stranger to racing. The company has also hosted the Baltimore Grand Prix and the Honda Indy Toronto. Centerplate is also the event hospitality partner to the Atlanta Dragway, Gainesville Raceway, National Trail Raceway and Lucas Oil Raceway.   

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, 20 World Series, the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, and the largest plated dinner in history at the Alpha Kappa Alpha Centennial Celebration. The company was recently named the fastest growing restaurant chain in the country by Nation's Restaurant News. Visit the company online at

About the Grand Prix of America

The world's top drivers will pilot the fastest, most high-tech race cars on the streets of New Jersey when the Grand Prix of America at Port Imperial joins the FIA Formula One World Championship. The inaugural race is planned for June, 2013, on the 3.2-mile circuit in Weehawken and West New York, N.J., against the stunning backdrop of the New York City skyline. For more information, visit 

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