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Centerplate at the Pasadena Convention Center Will Prepare Up to 250 Turkeys for Union Station Homeless Services Thanksgiving Dinner

November 12, 2020

This Marks the 7th Year the Food and Beverage Provider Has Participated in the Holiday Tradition

Pasadena, Calif. (November 12, 2020) – Centerplate, the exclusive food and beverage provider for the Pasadena Convention Center and Pasadena Civic Auditorium, announced today that it will once again prepare up to 250 turkeys to support Union Station Homeless Services Dinner in the Park. The annual event traditionally feeds over a thousand people in a large celebratory gathering thanks to the help of volunteers and generous key partners. This year, strict adherence to COVID-19 public health orders will be observed. Some dinners and dinner kits with all the fixings will be handed out in advance, while smaller, private dinners will be held on Thanksgiving at multiple centers serving homeless individuals.

“It has been an honor for the Pasadena Convention Center and Centerplate to donate resources in order to help make Union Station Homeless Services Dinner in the Park a success,” said Michael Ross, CEO of the Pasadena Center Operating Company. “We are grateful for the services and meals they offer and are pleased to participate, for the seventh time, in such a giving cause especially during this difficult time.”

Taking place Thursday, November 19th – Friday November 20th, this year’s turkey prep will be led by Jon Dubrick, Centerplate’s new regional executive chef who oversees the creation of food offerings at the convention center and civic auditorium.

About the Pasadena Convention Center

Located 10 miles from downtown Los Angeles, the Pasadena Convention Center is the premier meeting and events venue in the heart of Pasadena. The convention center features 130,000 sq. ft. of space for meetings of all sizes with spacious exhibit halls, an expansive ballroom and 29 meeting rooms. For more information, contact the Pasadena Convention Center at (626) 793-2122 or visit www.PasadenaCenter.com.

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 Facebook.com/centerplate.

Media Contacts

Christine Susa, Director of Marketing & Communications, Pasadena Convention Center, Tel: (626) 395-0211 csusa@visitpasadena.com

Paul Pettas, Communications Director, Centerplate, Tel: (203) 898-0632 Paul.pettas@centerplate.com

 

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