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Centerplate Opens 'Detroit Made Kitchen' At Cobo Center

Exciting food concepts featuring local, healthy and natural options

DETROIT, Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Guests at the Cobo Center in Detroit will soon be treated to a redesigned and reenergized hospitality concept, Detroit Made Kitchen, thanks to event hospitality partner Centerplate. With the newly-designed kitchens and concepts in place in time for the 2014 North American International Auto Show, Cobo Center will be going natural, with more fresh offerings, gluten-free foods, fresh vegetables, and more healthier-for-you options than ever before in its retail dining space.

Committed to reinforcing Cobo as one of the premier meeting destinations in the United States, Centerplate will continue to improve the guest hospitality experience by replacing and redesigning the Center's grab-and-go dining options. The new hospitality location will serve breakfast, lunch and snacks to convention guests during shows and events.

"We're thrilled that our exciting new plans for the Cobo Center have been met with such enthusiastic community support and anticipation," says Jason Hougard, Centerplate's General Manager at Cobo Center. "The Detroit Made Kitchen launch is just the latest step in an ongoing plan to craft a food experience that reflects Cobo and its community. I know our guests will enjoy the new offerings."

Highlighting menus at the Cobo Center are local, healthy, and natural ingredients. The food and beverage offerings will be sourced from well-known suppliers specializing in natural products. All items will be made fresh daily and to the greatest extent possible, produce will be sourced locally. Menus include:

  • Detroit Made Pizza featuring Detroit-style deep dish
  • Detroit Made Polish offering Hamtramck specialties
  • Detroit Made Burgers featuring Michigan grass-fed beef
  • Detroit Made Deli featuring local natural sandwiches, wraps and salads

Local suppliers include:

  • M.C. Products
  • Fairway Packing
  • Buddy's Pizza
  • Dudek Pierogis
  • Kowalski Sausage
  • Eastern Market
  • Traffic Jam Restaurant White Cheddar
  • Dearborn Sausage Franks
  • Detroit Brand Chili
  • McClure's Pickles and potato chips
  • LaGrasso Brothers Produce

Centerplate "Makes It Better To Be There" for more than 115 million guests each year in over 300 prominent entertainment, sports and convention venues across North America and the United Kingdom. Centerplate has provided event hospitality to 30 official U.S. Presidential Inaugural Balls, 13 Super Bowls, 21 World Series, the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, and the largest plated dinner in history. Recently, the company was named the fastest growing restaurant/hospitality group in the United States by Nation's Restaurant News, and has recently expanded operations in the United Kingdom. Visit the company online at www.centerplate.com or connect with us on twitter @centerplate or facebook.com/Centerplate.

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