Centerplate Plans to Serve 54,000 at Canada's Grey Cup

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VANCOUVER, Canada, Nov. 23, 2011 /CNW/ -- Centerplate, the leading hospitality partner to North America's premier sports, entertainment and convention venues, is playing hospitality host to the 99th Grey Cup in Vancouver on November 27th, the championship game for the Canadian Football League at the newly revitalized BC Place stadium.

Centerplate is hospitality provider to the home fields for both Grey Cup contenders, the BC Lions and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. The company is planning on serving over 54,000 fans, offering specialty food and beverage menus reflecting Vancouver's culinary style.

For the event, Centerplate's Executive Chef Ryan Stone invited his fellow members of Team BC, British Columbia's competitive culinary team, to consult on his special menu for the game. The team will be presenting three stations, in addition to traditional fan favourites:

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Lightly Maple Smoked Steelhead - served in fata paper with confit fennel and fingerling potatoes Indian Spiced Lamb Chops - served with basil coulis, sumac yogurt and fried eggplant chips Barbeque Pork Belly Sliders - topped with apple relish, house-made mustard served on parkerhouse rolls

Centerplate will celebrate the flavours of Vancouver with dishes including:

English Meat Pie - made for Centerplate by Vancouver's Mark Crest Bakery, based on a traditional English recipe, but using braised short rib as a contemporary twist

Battered Fish and Chips - Created in partnership with local seafood company, Ocean Mama per our own formula

Suite holders will also enjoy a special game menu designed in partnership with several of Vancouver's leading chefs including Chef Tomoki Yamasaki, Chef Vikram Vij, Pastry Chef Thomas Haas and Charcuterie Master Drews Driessen.

Centerplate's team of top executives, service professionals and culinary leaders will be on site to support the operations.

"We are proud to serve as hospitality provider to one of this country's defining athletic events," said James Findlay, Centerplate's General Manager responsible for the game. "This is a great opportunity to serve our partners with the level of committed service and extraordinary guest experiences people have come to expect from Centerplate."

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, 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

SOURCE Centerplate

For further information: CONTACT: Ashley Luneburg, +1-203-975-5903 Web Site: http://www.centerplate.com

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