Accessibility/Mobile Features
Skip Navigation
Skip to Content
Editorial News
Business
Classified Sites

The Canadian Press - ONLINE EDITION

Centerplate takes over food service at National WWII Museum

NEW ORLEANS - A global hospitality company will take over food service at the National WWII Museum in August, replacing chef John Besh's Restaurant Group.

Museum officials said Thursday that Centerplate will be responsible for food and beverage services at visitor restaurants, public and private events and the Stage Door Canteen, the museum's popular entertainment venue.

"We are proud to have the opportunity to serve at The National WWII Museum, in one of the most renowned culinary cities in the world," said Des Hague, President and CEO of Centerplate. "Centerplate is honoured to welcome guests to this important national landmark and to contribute to the Museum's exciting momentum and future growth."

Centerplate will assume responsibility of the museum's food and beverage service from the Besh Restaurant Group in August. The company serves more than 115 million guests each year in more than 300 entertainment, sports and convention venues, including New Orleans' convention centre and Superdome.

Rebecca Mackie, chief financial officer for the museum, said Besh's group has managed food and beverage service at the museum since 2009. "They've been a part of numerous special events here at the Museum, including grand openings, patriotic celebrations and other special occasions," she said.

But the museum decided not to renew its contract with Besh.

Besh spokeswoman Emery Whalen said the restaurant group remains passionate about the museum's mission but welcomed the change. "This change will allow us to focus on new expansion plans for our organization that are currently in development," she said.

  • Rate this Rate This Star Icon
  • This article has not yet been rated.
  • We want you to tell us what you think of our articles. If the story moves you, compels you to act or tells you something you didn’t know, mark it high. If you thought it was well written, do the same. If it doesn’t meet your standards, mark it accordingly.

    You can also register and/or login to the site and join the conversation by leaving a comment.

    Rate it yourself by rolling over the stars and clicking when you reach your desired rating. We want you to tell us what you think of our articles. If the story moves you, compels you to act or tells you something you didn’t know, mark it high.

Sort by: Newest to Oldest | Oldest to Newest | Most Popular 0 Commentscomment icon

You can comment on most stories on brandonsun.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is register and/or login and you can join the conversation and give your feedback.

There are no comments at the moment. Be the first to post a comment below.

Post Your Commentcomment icon

Comment
  • You have characters left

The Brandon Sun does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. Comments are moderated before publication. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

Brandon Sun Business Directory
Sudden Surge: Flood of 2014
Opportunity Magazine — The Bakken
Why Not Minot?
Welcome to Winnipeg

Social Media

Canadian Mortgage Rates