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SAVOR Announces Contract Renewal of Exclusive Food and Beverage Service for McCaw Hall at Seattle Center
Leading food and beverage provider SAVOR, is pleased to announce contract renewal and a number of innovative upgrades and creative changes at Marion Oliver McCaw Hall at Seattle Center, Seattle's premier performing arts and events venue. The changes are the result of significant capital investment by SAVOR.
SAVOR has been the exclusive food and beverage partner for McCaw Hall since 2011. As part of the five- year contract renewal, SAVOR will continue to provide food and beverage service, with a renewed commitment to quality, selection and customer satisfaction. The contract renewal ushers in several physical, food and service enhancements including a complete re-brand of Prelude Restaurant as well as physical enhancements to the dining room, digital menu boards at all of the retail concessions locations, mobile bars and the newest evolution of wine preservation and dispensing systems.
"SAVOR is committed to enhancing the experience for the patrons and tenants of McCaw Hall through spectacular food and beverage service, and we look forward to continuing to be a valued hospitality partner to McCaw Hall and Seattle Center," said Shaun Beard, SAVOR Senior Vice President.
"We value SAVOR's commitment to providing a world-class culinary and service experience for our patrons and event clients, which their recent investment in enhancing Prelude café clearly demonstrates," said Christopher Miller, McCaw Hall General Manager. "We're extremely pleased to extend our partnership with SAVOR as McCaw Hall's exclusive food and beverage provider for another five years. We look forward to continuing to utilize the creativity of the SAVOR team going forward as we embark on McCaw Hall's second decade of service to our community."
SAVOR...Seattle at McCaw Hall provides multiple dining options that showcase local cuisine including Prelude Restaurant, a 178-seat full-service restaurant, conveniently located on the south end of the five-story McCaw Hall Grand Lobby. Executive Shawn Applin leads the culinary team using a slow food concept in a fast paced environment. Prelude Restaurant opens 2.5 hours prior to curtain and dining is available during intermissions as well. Patrons select and place orders for intermission prior to the show and their order is ready for them when the show breaks.
"SAVOR has indeed raised the bar for the guest experience at McCaw Hall and has rendered the facility a much more attractive destination for our many corporate and community clients," said Seattle Center Director Robert Nellams.
Patrons agree and are taking notice of the enhancements as well. Prelude guests have commented about the fine dining experience at the concert venue. They have remarked on the impressive food quality, seasonal menu changes and attention to detail that together create a unique and highly enjoyable dining experience - a definite bonus for an evening at the Seattle Opera or Pacific Northwest Ballet. Prelude, indeed, is a first dining choice for many McCaw Hall patrons.
For more information on SAVOR….at McCaw Hall, including current food and beverage offerings including an sizable selection of West Coast wines by the glass, visit www.seattlecenter.com.
SAVOR is the food and beverage division of SMG, the global leader in public facilities and special event venue management. Since its inception in 1983, SAVOR has specialized in creating menus that showcase local cuisine expertly prepared and presented to ensure a seamless dining and entertainment experience. SAVOR currently provides catering, concessions and special event services, to more than 100 facilities worldwide.
The company is also industry leader in introducing green standards and programs to public facilities. SAVOR's commitment to farm-to-table freshness and food quality features locally-grown products for their venue clients whenever possible. SAVOR staff prides themselves on being on the cutting-edge of the latest food and beverage trends in addition to searching out the most innovative food technologies available on the market. To learn more, visit www.savorsmg.com
Marion Oliver McCaw Hall
Part of Seattle Center and home to the internationally acclaimed Seattle Opera and Pacific Northwest Ballet, McCaw Hall is a state-of-the-art performing arts center and a premier corporate, community and special events venue. Each year McCaw Hall hosts over 300 events in the Susan Brotman Auditorium, Nesholm Family Lecture Hall and an attractive range of lobby and reception spaces. In its first ten years, the hall has welcomed over 4,000 visitors to 5,000+ events and experiences. For more information go to www.mccawhall.com.
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