Centerplate and Seattle Mariners Announce Plans for Zero Grams TransFat at Safeco Field in 2007

    STAMFORD, Conn., April 2 /CNW/ -- Centerplate (Amex:   CVP; TSX: CVP.un)
and the Seattle Mariners have announced plans to move to offerings with zero
grams TransFat in 2007 as part of their ongoing efforts to provide consumers
with safe, quality food at Safeco Field.
    "We are committed to being at the forefront of the new standards for
responsible food and beverage policy," said Janet Steinmayer, President and
CEO of Centerplate.  "As we announced in January, Centerplate has been
exploring ways to eliminate man-made TransFats for several years as part of
its vision for healthier choices -- a vision shared by the Mariners and the
management team at Safeco Field."
    "We take very seriously our duty to prepare food that is nutritional and
wholesome for the enjoyment of our fans," said Tamas Ronyai, Executive Chef at
Safeco Field.  He added, "TransFats have been linked to an increased risk of
coronary heart disease and we want to eliminate our customers' exposure to
unhealthy fats in the foods served at Safeco Field.  The good news is that we
can do this without sacrificing any of the quality in current menu items, and
are continually enhancing and broadening our offerings to ensure Safeco Field
is a destination for superb baseball and food alike."
    During the 2007 season, the kitchens at Safeco Field will move to zero
grams TransFat oil for its fryers and other cooking appliances.  Every effort
will be made to purchase zero grams TransFat foods from suppliers and to
prepare as many offerings as possible in Centerplate's kitchens at Safeco
Field.  By preparing foods in house, TransFats can be avoided by using quality
natural ingredients and Centerplate's own taste-tested recipes.
    Centerplate and the Seattle Mariners consider the switch to zero grams
TransFat at Safeco Field to be an important step in a nationwide movement to
provide customers with healthier food choices.  Centerplate announced on
January 3, 2007 that it intends to shift to using only TransFat-free
shortening products in 2007.

    Centerplate is a leading provider of food and related services, including
concessions, catering and merchandise services, in sports facilities,
convention centers and other entertainment facilities. Visit the company
online at

For further information:

For further information: Gael Doar, Director of Communications of 
Centerplate, Inc., 203-975-5941,; or Rebecca Hale, 
Seattle Mariners, 206-346-4324, Web Site:

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