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Sodexo's Centerplate and Miami Beach Convention Center Announce Contract Extension

"This is a world-class facility and we look forward to having a best-in-class culinary program for years to come, led by General Manager Danny Medina and Executive Chef Ismael Lasalle."

Originally Published by Sodexo.

Centerplate, North America's leading convention center hospitality provider, and The Miami Beach Convention Center (MBCC) have announced an agreement to extend the food and beverage contract at the Center. The newly signed extension comes as the MBCC reopens after an all-encompassing $620 million renovation.


"By continuing our relationship with Centerplate, we feel confident in the food and beverage that our guests will receive here," said Jimmy Morales, City Manager for the City of Miami Beach. "As we bring Miami Beach further into the international spotlight as an elite destination for large-scale events of all kinds—I'm excited to have a locally-curated, guest-centric catering offering for everyone to enjoy."

The Miami Beach Convention Center has undergone an extensive $620 million renovation that has modernized the facility, making it one of the most technologically advanced convention centers in North America. The project, which features 500,000 square feet of exhibit space, includes a 60,000-square-foot Grand Ballroom that is the largest in the region and a 20,000 square foot rooftop sunset view ballroom.

"We are very proud to carry on our long-lasting relationship with the City of Miami Beach as one of the top convention centers in the world enters a new era," added Sal Ferrulo, Executive Vice President, Centerplate. "This is a world-class facility and we look forward to having a best-in-class culinary program for years to come, led by General Manager Danny Medina and Executive Chef Ismael Lasalle."

With six acres of green space and canopy trees, the center is committed to sustainability and has invested $7 million in acquiring public art, one of the largest public commissions in the nation. In 2019, the six-acre parking lot right across the street will be converted into a public park, adding 1,287 trees to the city's landscape. The renovated building is also LEED-certified by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Upcoming event highlights at the MBCC include the annual South Beach Wine & Food Festival and world-renowned Art Basel Miami Beach, which attracts more than 90,000 attendees from around the world.

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Sodexo: University Dining Teams Partner to Give Back and Address Hunger on College Campuses

Sodexo's work to fight hunger follows the entire student journey from primary to higher education.

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Originally Published by Sodexo.

Every holiday season, Sodexo dining teams across more than 650 university locations extend their service spirit to students in need. Here are six great examples of partnerships with students, faculty and University leadership that are making an impact beyond the classroom.

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Sodexo Encourages College Students to Support Vermont's Local Food Economy

First-ever Taking Root Student Symposium celebrates the best of farm-to-institution.

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Sodexo, a food services and facilities management company committed to Quality of Life, organized and hosted the first-ever Taking Root Student Symposium to demonstrate the organization's commitment to buying locally-sourced products in Vermont and to teach college students in the state what it means to chart a career in food.

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Sodexo Selected to Provide Elevated Dining Experience for Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum

Chefs will recreate President and Mrs. Reagan's favorite items and introduce new ones to celebrate special exhibits and seasonal holidays.

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Sodexo, a food services and facilities management company committed to improving Quality of Life, today announced it will begin service at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, effective January 2019. The newly forged partnership will ensure best-in-class restaurant and catering offerings for years to come. The catering operation specifically will be enhanced by James Beard Foundation's award-winning talents, Chef Suzanne Goin and Restaurateur Caroline Styne, owners and operators of The Lucques Group family of acclaimed hospitality businesses.

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Sodexo Launches New Plant-Based Menus Across Hundreds of University, Healthcare and Corporate Services Accounts Nationwide

200 Plant-Based Recipes Created in Partnership with the Humane Society of the United States and the World Resource Institute-Better Buying Lab.

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Sodexo Launches New Plant-Based Menus Across Hundreds of University, Healthcare and Corporate Services Accounts NationwideAccording to a Nielsen global survey, 39% of American consumers are working to incorporate more plant-based foods in their diets. Sodexo, a food services and facilities management company committed to improving Quality of Life, launched its new plant-based menus in hundreds of accounts across its Universities, Healthcare, and Corporate Services segments. The new menus featuring 200 plant-based recipes were created in partnership with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and the World Resource Institute-Better Buying Lab (WRI), to meet consumer demand for plant-based options and reduce the environmental impact of food offerings.

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Sodexo: From Tikka Masala to Congee, Campus Dining Trends Go Beyond Chicken Tenders & Pizza

Sodexo, Which Runs Dining Services at More Than 600 U.S. Colleges and Universities, Names Top Dining Trends.

From Tikka Masala to Congee, Campus Dining Trends Go Beyond Chicken Tenders & PizzaOriginally Published by Sodexo.

College dining halls these days look more like the popular food halls in cities throughout the US and Canada than like the cafeterias that many alumni remember. Today's students have sophisticated palates and dining services reflect this.

"Our student customers have grown up eating a wide-variety of cuisine from around the world. They know what they like, but they are also adventurous and want to try new foods," said Lisa Feldman, Sodexo's director of recipe management. Sodexo provides food services for more than 600 colleges and universities across North America.

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Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation Extends Partnership With Armed Services YMCA To Help End Childhood Hunger

$100,000 grant from the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation will support child development and food insecurity programs at two ASYMCA locations.

Originally Published by Sodexo.

Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation announced that it is extending its partnership with the Armed Services YMCA (ASYMCA) and providing a $100,000 grant to improve access to nutritious food to help end childhood hunger. The organizations will continue to work together to support the military community by helping to reduce food insecurity among military families. With the generosity of organizations like Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation, ASYMCA can help stop military family hunger through programs and services supporting young, low-income military families.

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Sodexo Revolutionizes High School Cafeteria Experience with Launch of Innovative Taste4 Dining Concept

The next generation in high school dining, Taste4 rolls out in 97 sites this Summer and next Fall for implementation in the 2018-2019 school year.

Originally Published by Sodexo.

Sodexo, a food services and facilities management company that provides student nutrition to nearly 400 school districts throughout the U.S., has launched Taste4, a new meal concept that revamps the classics - salads and wraps, deli sandwiches, pasta, grilled favorites, pizza – and elevates school lunch for today's sophisticated palates.

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Sodexo Commits to Achieving Gender Parity

Sodexo Joins the Paradigm for Parity Movement to Address Gender Parity in Corporate Leadership Positions.

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Sodexo, a food services and facilities management company committed to improving Quality of Life, announced its partnership with the Paradigm for Parity® Movement to advocate for equal employment opportunities for all genders specific to leadership positions.

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