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All-Star Chefs coming to Safeco Field01/24/2011 6:16 PM ET
SEATTLE, WA -- Centerplate, the leading hospitality provider to North America's premier sports stadiums and convention centers, announced today their partnership with Chef Ethan Stowell, Chef Roberto Santibañez and Chef Bill Pustari for new food concepts at Safeco Field, home of the Seattle Mariners.
"Our mission was to create a restaurant-style hospitality experience - the anti-fast food - in a concession environment," states John Sergi, Chief Design Officer of Centerplate Stir. "We approached it the way a restaurateur would by bringing in Ethan as our consulting chef for the building in order to help us make the food 'restaurant-real.' We also brought in Roberto and Bill to create programs featuring the signature concepts for which they are both nationally acclaimed - Mexican food and pizza - and using their own sources and purveyors. The Mariners are the perfect partner for this program, as they are committed to providing quality eating, drinking and entertainment options for their fans throughout the stadium."
"Fans are going to recognize this immediately as something special. The Bullpen Market at Safeco Field has been completely re-imagined to make it more open and inviting. It will be comfortable and casual with a distinct personality very different from the old space. These chef partnerships will make "The 'Pen" a destination before and during games with fresh, local ingredients and clean flavors - all at fan-friendly prices," said Bob Aylward, Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President, Business Operations.
The new concepts featured in the re-imagined 'Pen area of Safeco Field include:
Apizza with Chef Bill Pustari
Flying Turtle Cantina/Tortugas Voladoras with Chef Roberto Santibañez
Hamburg + Frites with Chef Ethan Stowell
La Crêperie, Authentic Parisian Crêpes with Chef Ethan Stowell
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 12 Super Bowls, 20 World Series, key events for the Democratic and Republican National Conventions, 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 www.centerplate.com.
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