May 28, 2014 (Collinsville, IL) – Gateway Center selected Ovations Food Services, a nationally ranked catering and concessions provider, as the Center’s exclusive partner for all food and beverage operations. Ovations Food Services, a subsidiary of the sports and entertainment firm Comcast-Spectacor, operates at over 140 public assembly facilities throughout the United States and Canada serving over 9 million guests on an annual basis.
Ovations Food Services will bring their experience, talent and resources to Gateway Center’s food and beverage areas on June 11, 2014. This means guests can expect progressive menus with regional influences, a fresh approach to food preparation and upgrades to deliver Ovations’ industry award winning concept The Kitchen™ Experience as well as The Bar™ Experience. Both The Kitchen and The Bar will transform the way guests at Gateway Center experience food and beverage with their modular design to bring Chef’s and Mixologists onto the main floor for live demonstrations.
“After a competitive bidding process, we feel as though Ovations Food Services will provide Gateway Center the best experience in food and beverage for our guests,” said Cindy Warke, Executive Director at Gateway Center. “I am excited to watch Ovations roll-out their Everything’s Fresh™ program as we begin this new partnership.”
About Ovations Food Services, LP: A nationally ranked food service company, Ovations Food Services (www.ovationsfoodservices.com) delivers fresh menus, fresh management and fresh ideas to public assembly venues, hotels and casinos throughout the United States and Canada. Ovations specializes in food, beverage, merchandise and hospitality services for stadiums, arenas, convention centers, fairgrounds, expo-centers, racetracks, zoos, performing arts centers, amphitheaters, casinos and hotels. Considered by many as the best managed and most innovative company in the industry, Ovations’ results oriented senior management team has been involved in managing almost every major public assembly facility throughout the United States and Canada.
About Comcast Spectacor: Ovations’ parent company, Comcast-Spectacor® (comcast-spectacor.com) is the Philadelphia-based sports and entertainment company which owns the Philadelphia Flyers (NHL), the home arena for both the Flyers and the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers, the Wells Fargo Center, and four Flyers Skate Zone community ice skating and hockey rinks. In addition, Comcast-Spectacor is also the principal owner of Global Spectrum, the fastest growing firm in the public assembly management field with more than 115 facilities throughout the United States and Canada; Ovations Food Services, a food and beverage service provider; New Era Tickets, a ticketing and marketing company for public assembly facilities; Front Row Marketing Services, a commercial rights sales company; FanOne, a digital fan marketing company; and Paciolan, the leading provider of venue enablement, ticketing, fundraising and marketing technology solutions.
Source: Ovations Food Services
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