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Centerplate, Inc.
IndustryEvent Hospitality Services
HeadquartersStamford, CT [1], United States
Key people
Chris Verros, CEO
Number of employees

Centerplate, Inc. is a food and beverage corporation serving entertainment venues in North America, and the UK.[3]

Centerplate, formerly known as Volume Services America, Inc., was originally a division of Canteen corp. In 1995, it was sold to Flagstar, controlled by private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR), which then sold Volume Services to The Blackstone Group.[4] Volume Services changed its name to Centerplate in 2004 when the company completed an IPO. In 2009, Centerplate again became a private company following its merger with an affiliate of Kohlberg & Company. In 2012, Centerplate was acquired by a consortium of investors including members of the then current management team as well as private equity firm Olympus Partners.[5] In 2017, Centerplate was acquired by food services company Sodexo[6].

Venue Partners[edit]

Centerplate provides services to various venues in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, including arenas, cinemas, convention centers, resorts, restaurants, zoos and aquariums.[7]


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  2. ^ "Company Profile for Centerplate Inc (CVP)". Retrieved 2008-10-14.
  3. ^ Centerplate UK venues Archived August 26, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ FLAGSTAR AGREES TO SELL ITS STADIUM FOODS UNIT. New York Times, November 30, 1995
  5. ^ Centerplate Finalizes Management Led Buyout & Agreement with Olympus Partners.
  6. ^ Sodexo. "Sodexo becomes a leading player in Sports & Leisure globally with the acquisition of Centerplate". Retrieved 2018-03-14.
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