NFL Experience Will Have a Dash of Canadian Hospitality



STAMFORD, Conn., Jan. 26, 2011 /CNW/ -- Canadian Chefs Neil Harkins and Joe Soroka, executive Chefs of The Whistler Conference Centre and the Direct Energy Centre and Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto, respectively, will be representing Canada at the NFL Experience. Both Chefs work for Centerplate, the largest hospitality partner to North America's premier sports stadiums, convention centers and entertainment venues, which play hospitality host this week for the NFL Experience in Dallas. The company is sending both Chefs to assist in the preparation and hosting of the NFL Theme Park Event which is expected to attract over 200,000 guests over its nine-day run.


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Centerplate is certainly no stranger to the NFL or world-class events. This Super Bowl marks the thirteenth in which Centerplate has been involved and the company is honored to serve as hospitality partner to ten NFL clubs. Additionally, Centerplate has also been proud to serve the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, 10 Pro Bowls, 20 World Series and 15 official U.S. Presidential Inaugural Balls.

Chefs Harkin and Soroka will be supporting Executive Chef David Skorka to craft a number of new menus specifically for the event. Some of the notable offerings include:


    --  The NFLX Superdog  -- An all beef hot dog topped with smoked pulled
        pork, pepper jack cheese, peach habanero BBQ sauce and cucumber lime
        relish all rolled in a chipotle tortilla

    --  End Zone Wings -- Prepared to order with an extensive assortment of 15
        sauces, including blazing hot, sweet Thai chili, basil pesto, bourbon,
        peach habanero BBQ and lemon salt & pepper

    --  Smoked Texas Barbecue  -- Featuring authentic, Texas-smoke Brisket,
        Jalapeno Sausage, Turkey Breast and Pulled Pork Sandwiches on cheddar
        Jalapeno Rolls


"We are eager to represent Canada's culinary community to visitors of the NFL Experience," said Chef Soroka. "We have developed menus that truly reflect the energy and excitement of Super Bowl week."

Centerplate will also be preparing and donating a healthy luncheon to 1,200 children participating in the NFL Kids Day on February 2nd. There will also be a "healthy zone" throughout the week where children can order a variety of healthier, kid-friendly menu items.

Centerplate will be serving as hospitality host to the next two Super Bowls, Super Bowl XLVI and Super Bowl XLVII, in Indianapolis and New Orleans respectively. In other company news, this most recent year has proven to be one of the company's strongest ever in new business development and client retention in its eighty-year history. New client partners have included the Cobo Conference/Exhibition Center, in the heart of downtown Detroit, the Baltimore Convention Center, and the Scotiabank Convention and Civic Centre, a new convention facility opening in April 2011, located in Niagara Falls, Ontario.


    About Centerplate:

Centerplate crafts and delivers "Craveable Experiences. Raveable Results." in 250 prominent sports, entertainment and convention venues across North America. Centerplate has provided services to 11 Super Bowls, 20 World Series, the South Beach Wine and Food Festival, Art Basel Miami Beach, 15 official U.S. Presidential Inaugural Balls and the largest plated dinner in history at the Alpha Kappa Alpha Centennial Celebration. Visit the company online at



SOURCE Centerplate

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