Sacramento, Calif. (October 27, 2020) – Centerplate, operating locally as Classique Catering, has announced that it has been awarded the “BEST CATERING COMPANY” in the Sacramento Region by the readers of Sacramento Magazine for the 15th consecutive year.

Sacramento Magazine proudly presents their yearly Best of Sacramento feature, the winners of which were chosen through online voting. The full list of winners can be viewed here.

“We are thrilled and honored to receive this award and look forward to our continued partnership with the City of Sacramento, Visit Sacramento and SAFE Credit Union,” states Vickie Housholder, General Manager – Centerplate.

Led by Executive Chef Michael Hagerty, who began working in the kitchen of the Sacramento Convention Center more than 35 years ago, the food service program for the complex continues to feature innovative California cuisine and locally grown ingredients for business events, social gatherings, receptions and more in a newly designed dynamic event district. With the most up-to-date COVID-19 safety protocols in place, Classique Catering will continue to embody the very best that the city, the foremost farm-to-fork capital, has to offer.

Chef Michael and his culinary team have hosted many noteworthy events, such as the Inauguration Galas of Governor Schwarzenegger, Unified Wine and Grape Symposium, Sutter Health, Visit Sacramento's Tower Bridge Dinner and Diner en Blanc.

If you are interested in booking a meeting in Sacramento, please contact the sales team at or 800.292.2334.


About Centerplate

Centerplate is a leader in live event hospitality, "Making It Better To Be There®" for more than 115 million guests each year at more than 200 prominent entertainment,

sports and convention venues. From hosting VIPs at the Super Bowl to superheroes at Comic Con, the company provides hospitality services to North America's premier events. A Sodexo company, Centerplate creates unique, locally inspired menus, best-in-class guest service, and one-of-a-kind experiences backed by world-class design and insights teams. Visit the company online, connect via Twitter @centerplate, Instagram @Centerplate_ or

About the SAFE Credit Union Convention and Performing Arts District

The SAFE Credit Union Convention & Performing Arts District is in the heart of downtown Sacramento. The SAFE Credit Union Convention & Performing Arts District includes the SAFE Credit Union Convention Center, SAFE Credit Union Performing Arts Center, and the historical Memorial Auditorium.

About the SAFE Credit Union Convention Center

Currently undergoing a major expansion and is due to re-open in early 2021. When it reopens the SAFE Credit Union Convention Center will offer 160,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space and a total of 240,000 sq. ft. of programmable space and a new 40,000 sq. ft. ballroom.

About the SAFE Credit Union Performing Arts Center

Also under renovation, when it reopens the SAFE Credit Union Performing Arts Center will feature improved accessibility, a new L Street entry with expanded lobby, additional restrooms, enhanced donor lounge, new audience chamber layout, new HVAC, theatrical lighting and dimming systems, expanded and refurbished dressing rooms, expanded loading dock, and acoustic enhancements in the audience chamber.

About the Sacramento Memorial Auditorium

The Sacramento Memorial Auditorium is one of the most recognizable and beloved buildings in the region. Listed on the National Historic Register in 1978, for over ninety years the Memorial Auditorium has drawn audiences to a variety of events, from Big Bands and violin virtuosos to the Beach Boys and Rolling Stones and more recently Lana Del Rey and Hozier. Recently renovated to include upgraded audience seating and acoustical improvements, upgraded rigging system and a two-truck loading dock, the Memorial can accommodate crowds up to 4,000.

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Paul Pettas, Communications Director, Centerplate

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