Sodexo live! renews its long-term agreement with Raleigh Convention & Performing Arts Complex | News
RALEIGH, NC, Jan. 27, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, Sodexo Live!, the premier hotel partner of the world’s most iconic venues, announced the multi-year renewal of its partnership with the Raleigh Convention & Performing Arts Complex. Sodexo live! provides catering services to the Raleigh Convention Center and the other venues that make up the complex – Red Hat Amphitheatre, Coastal Credit Union Music Park and Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts – which together welcome nearly one million visitors each year .
Under the local leadership of General Manager Jamie Jenkins, the Sodexo Live! The culinary team is a vital part of the Raleigh Convention Center’s award-winning sustainability efforts, which include:
use 100% biodegradable food items; commit to sourcing in large quantities from local vendors and farmers; donate excess food to community food banks; convert used cooking oil into biofuel; anddiverting 40% of its food waste from landfill to compost.
Sodexo live! Executive Chef Phil Evans has spent years honing his craft in some of the country’s finest kitchens, including five-star and five-diamond hotels. Since his beginnings in the kitchen of three-star Michelin chef Marc Meneau in France, Chef Phil has also served as Executive Sous Chef at The St. Regis in Houston, Executive Chef at The St. Regis in Aspen and Executive Chef at the famed Umstead Hotel & Spa and Herons Restaurant in North Carolina.
The team’s award-winning chefs have prepared meals for four former US presidents and world-renowned chefs, Julia Child, Jacques Pepin and Alice Waters, among others.
Thanks to the extension of the current agreement, Sodexo Live! is committed to providing significant capital contributions to improve customer services, including new POS/CC systems, action stations, presentation items and equipment upgrades.
Kerry Painter, Raleigh Convention & Performing Arts Director/GM, said, “We are excited to expand our work with Sodexo Live! as we invest in the guest experience for everyone who comes to visit our properties in Raleigh. Their long-term commitment to hiring local employees and using local suppliers is important, as we mutually seek to generate revenue for the wider local economy through the calendar of events we host here on a regular basis.
Sal Ferrulo, Executive Vice President, Sodexo Live!, added, “We look forward to continuing to provide our partners in Raleigh with the unparalleled service experience they have come to expect from us. We work with an owner team and management team here in Raleigh who truly encourage us to focus on customer experience and innovate, as we invest together in culinary programs that will attract functions of all sizes to the city of ‘Oaks.
About the Raleigh Convention & Performing Arts Complex
The Raleigh Convention & Performing Arts Complex is home to four immaculate venues in North Carolina. Owned and operated by the City of Raleigh, the Raleigh Convention Center, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts and Red Hat Amphitheater are located within a two-block radius in the heart of downtown Raleigh and accommodate approximately one million visitors per year. Nearby, the City of Raleigh-owned Coastal Credit Union Music Park in Walnut Creek sees about 300,000 people each season.
About Sodexo Live!
Sodexo live! manages prestigious conference, cultural and sporting venues and major events around the world. With 40,000 employees and 500 sites, we offer our customers a range of tailor-made catering, sales and event services, helping to transform the consumer experience into unforgettable memories. As strategic and responsible partners, we are committed to unlocking the full potential of our customers while supporting local communities.
Sodexo live! contributes to the success of prestigious events such as the Royal Ascot, the Tour de France, the Rugby World Cup and soon the Paris 2024 Games, and highlights exceptional places such as the Restaurants of the Eiffel Tower, the Hard Rock Stadium, the Bateaux Parisiens, the Yachts de Paris, the Royal Academy of Arts in London, the Prado Museum in Madrid and the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.
Sodexo live! Renews its long-term agreement with Raleigh Convention & Performing Arts Complex
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