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Sodexo Awarded for Catering and Event Excellence

March 19, 2018

Teams at the Famous Hollywood Bowl and Chicago’s Historic Museum of Science and Industry Recognized as Catersource Achievement in Catering Excellence (ACE) Award Winners

GAITHERSBURG, Md., March 19, 2018 – Sodexo, a food services and facilities management company committed to improving Quality of Life, announced today that its catering and event teams at the  legendary Hollywood Bowl in California and the iconic Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago have been recognized with a prestigious Catersource Achievement in Catering Excellence (ACE) Award, which honors companies that have shown noteworthy achievement in the catering industry through culinary, business, community and professional development.

“At Sodexo, we are committed to enhancing the customer experience as soon as people arrive at our venues,” said Charlotte Jensen, CEO Sports & Leisure, Sodexo North America. “We are honored that our teams, who work tirelessly to deliver operational excellence in food, catering and events for our clients, were recognized as Catersource Achievement in Catering Excellence (ACE) Award Winners.  This level quality is a testament to our continued drive for excellence and creativity globally.”

California’s renowned Hollywood Bowl is celebrated for hosting popular entertainers and has played host to historic acts, including the Beatles and Billie Holliday. The 17,500-seat venue boasts several dining options from fine dining to street kiosks and food trucks executed by Sodexo, in professional partnership with James Beard Foundation award-winning Chef Suzanne Goin and James Beard Foundation multiple award nominee, Restaurateur Caroline Styne.

The Sodexo catering team at the Hollywood Bowl was recognized for its innovative dining services specifically for its work during the Los Angeles Philharmonic Press Preview, which showcased the latest and greatest menu items across the Hollywood Bowl grounds.

Additionally, the Sodexo catering team at Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry, one of the world’s largest science museums and home to 400,000-square-feet of exhibits, was also recognized with a prestigious ACE award for its unique event planning for the 35th Annual Black Creativity Gala and 37th Annual Columbian Ball. This is the second consecutive year that the Sodexo team at Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry received this distinction.

The Hollywood Bowl and The Museum of Science Industry are operated under Sodexo’s Sports & Leisure division, serving as a provider for cultural destinations and event venues around the world and in the U.S., including Space Center Houston, the Dallas Art Museum, the National Zoo, California Academy of Sciences, Chicago Botanic Garden and the Virginia Aquarium.

About Sodexo North America

Sodexo North America serves 15 million customers in corporate, education, healthcare, senior living, sports and leisure, government and other environments daily.  The company employs 133,000 people at 13,000 sites in all 50 U.S. states and Canada and indirectly supports tens of thousands of additional jobs through its annual purchases of $9.2 billion in goods and services from small to large American businesses. In support of local communities across the U.S., the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation has contributed close to $30 million over the past 20 years to help feed children in America impacted by hunger. To learn more about Sodexo, visit SodexoInsights.com and connect with us on Facebook and @SodexoUSA on Twitter.

Contact: Heidi Marino, Sodexo, Inc., 301 233 6658 Heidi.Marino@Sodexo.com

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