Feb. 7, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- Centerplate, the largest hospitality partner to
's premier sports stadiums, convention centers, and entertainment venues, reported today that Super Bowl fans at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome spent an average of a record breaking
on food and beverage at Super Bowl festivities. Despite the partial loss of power at the Superdome, Centerplate's food storage, refrigeration and preparation equipment were not impacted, and all hospitality locations remained open while play was stopped on the field.
These figures show that Super Bowl fans enthusiastically embraced Centerplate's Cajun celebration of
favorites and flair, as leading national food publications also gave kudos to Centerplate's stadium menu. Working with renown
, Centerplate treated fans to: Alligator Chili, Roast Beef Debris Po' Boy, BBQ Shrimp and Grits, Chicken and Sausage Gumbo, Crawfish Pies and Chef
' Chicken Sauce Piquant.
"There's nothing quite like a true
celebration, and we're incredibly proud to have provided NFL fans with an authentic taste of this city's flavors and flair. Our philosophy is to always focus on the fan first, and I think the sales figures prove that fans embraced our
celebration, just like our chefs embraced
' culinary traditions," says Centerplate Senior Vice President,
As part of its commitment to community partnership, Centerplate also helped local non-profit groups raise thousands of dollars through their volunteer efforts at the game. In addition, Centerplate partnered with the leading social enterprise firm Juma to provide jobs to 50 low-income
college-age students at the game. Through special saving accounts established with Juma, these students will be able to save their Super Bowl wages for college education, with Juma matching those
Centerplate crafts and delivers "Craveable Experiences. Raveable Results." in over 250 prominent entertainment, sports and convention venues across
– annually serving over 100 million guests. Centerplate has provided event hospitality services to 30 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. In 2011, the company was recently named the fastest growing hospitality group in the country by Nation's Restaurant News. Visit the company online at