The Board of Directors of St. John’s Sports and Entertainment Ltd. have announced the selection of event hospitality leader Centerplate as the exclusive catering partner for the St. John’s Convention Centre (SJCC), following a comprehensive bid process.
Located in the heart of beautiful downtown St. John’s, SJCC offers state-of-the-art facilities for meetings, conferences and events. The 10-year contract will encompass all food and beverage services for events at SJCC, beginning June 1, 2018.
“Centerplate has an excellent reputation for working with local community partners and meeting planners to create unique and exceptional events. We’re excited to welcome this unmatched level of expertise during our growth phase,” said Sheena McCrate, CEO of St. John’s Sports and Entertainment Ltd. “Aligned with our vision to make SJCC a premiere boutique convention centre, Centerplate will play a major role in helping us create extraordinary experiences for SJCC clients and in turn generate economic benefits for stakeholders throughout the City of St. John’s.”
“Destination St. John’s is pleased to welcome Centerplate as the new food and beverage provider at the St. John’s Convention Centre.” said CEO Cathy Duke. “We look forward to working with Centerplate to offer visitors and guests of SJCC a truly memorable experience and to promoting St. John’s as a world-class conference destination.”
Centerplate is recognized as the leading provider of food and beverage services to over 300 top-tier meeting and convention venues across Canada and the U.S., including the Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara, the Scotiabank Centre arena in Halifax, Toronto’s Beanfield Centre, Whistler Conference Centre in British Columbia, Bell MTS Place (home of the NHL’s Winnipeg Jets), BC Place Stadium, and the award-winning Vancouver Convention Centre.
“Everyone at Centerplate is exceptionally pleased to be chosen to play a role in the growth and success of this beautiful center,” said CEO Chris Verros. “Our proposal drew inspiration from the community, and we are excited to have this opportunity to complement the vibrant beating heart of downtown St. John’s with a venue experience that combines regional and global flavors and a dedication to unmatched hospitality for all guests. It’s truly an honour.”