Centerplate Delivers for Jayhawk Fans at the University of Kansas
LAWRENCE, Kan., Sept. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Centerplate, the leading hospitality partner to North America’s premier sports stadiums, convention centers and entertainment venues, including Kansas Athletics, announced today a series of new menu concepts, service improvements and special fan promotions for the 2011 Jayhawk season.
“We are proud to partner with the Jayhawks to serve their fans throughout the season,” said Rick Brown, Centerplate’s General Manager at the University. “We are eager to unveil our engaging new concepts tailored specifically for these great fans.”
In addition to new snacks, local bites and unique items, fans will have several new and signature menu items to enjoy this season including:
Footlong Jumbo Corndogs - All beef, corn-breaded and 12 inches long
Souvenir KU Kandybars – Specially made for the University of Kansas, premium milk chocolate bars made by Russell Stover
Smoked Burnt End Skewers - Slow-smoked and basted with our bourbon barbeque glaze, served with chips and bread
Jr. Jayhawks Kids Meal – Includes a Jr. all-beef dog, Jr. popcorn, KU Souvenir Kandybar and a Juice box
Fan Appreciation and Special Promotions
Centerplate has introduced a series of fan-appreciation promotions for Jayhawk fans, including a “Bottomless Soda” in a souvenir 32-oz. refillable soda cup; the “Jayhawk Greats” Souvenir Popcorn bucket with free refills and the “Rock Chalk Value Menu” with specially-priced items.
Guest Services Enhancements
In addition, to complement its culinary offerings, Centerplate has also initiated a series of enhancements to its service training and experience assurance initiatives. Centerplate’s training program, Centerplate University, is based on a series of training sessions that provides our service team the foundation to succeed. In addition to functional training, the program includes a significant focus on food safety, and the principles and behaviors of gracious guest service for a better fan experience.
Centerplate serves as a hospitality partner to 24 premier college and universities, including the University of Notre Dame, the University of Alabama, and Virginia Tech.
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, 12 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 hospitality group in the country by Nation’s Restaurant News. Visit the company online at www.centerplate.com