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Volume 22 No. 11
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Power Players: The Culinary Culture

Photo: Centerplate; Dennis McCoy / Sacramento Business Journal; Legends; Mercedes-Benz Stadium

It’s all about the experience.

 

More and more in sports, consumers are demanding new, interesting and quality experiences. That is especially true when it comes to today’s culinary, dining and food and beverage options.

The individuals highlighted in the following pages have demonstrated a vision to deliver across the entire range of fan experience, from creative menus and dining spaces, to ease of ordering and pickup, to local sourcing of ingredients. They are executives leading some of the largest food, beverage, hospitality and fan experience companies in the industry, consultants and designers offering a fresh perspective on the sports space, and some of the most gifted chefs and experts on cuisine.

The companies and individuals chosen by the SBJ staff represent a dynamic and increasingly influential sector of the sports business.

Stories by staff writers Mike Sunnucks and David Broughton

 

EXPERIENCE EXPERTS

Aramark

Centerplate

Delaware North

Legends Hospitality

Levy Restaurants

Professional Sports Caterers

Savor SMG

Spectra

CONSULTANTS

The Bigelow Companies

Bon Appetit Management Co.

The Connect Group

Cuisine Concepts

Food Service Matters

John Sergi & Associates

DESIGN & DELIGHT

The Cordish Companies

DLR Group

Generator Studio

Gensler

HKS

HNTB

HOK

NBBJ

Populous

Richardson Design

Rossetti

S2O Consultants

CUISINE CREATORS

Vito Buscemi

Carmen Callo

David Chang

Orazio LaManna

Danny Meyer

Michael Pappas

Joe Schafer

Scott Swiger

Michael Symon

O'Brien Tingling