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Centerplate Renews Hospitality Partnership at the Roland Powell CC in Ocean City

Centerplate, the leading hospitality partner to North America’s premier entertainment venues and convention centers, proudly announce a long-term renewal for its hospitality partnership with the Town of Ocean City at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, Md. The newly forged agreement extends through June 2025 with an additional five-year option and comes ahead of a bold 30,000-sq.ft. expansion project at the venue that will enhance Ocean City’s ability to attract more large-scale meetings and conventions.

Roland E Powell CC Exterior frontWith 21 different meeting rooms, three exhibit halls and the 19,000 sq.ft. Bayfront Ballroom only minutes away from ten miles of pristine beach for guests to enjoy, the complex is designed for any type of function. The Performing Arts Center can also host anything from a PowerPoint presentation or large seminar to a concert or theatrical production.

“While we work hard to transform the complex into a premier, next-generation meeting and entertainment destination, we are happy to continue working with Centerplate as our exclusive hospitality partner,” says Larry Noccolino, executive director, Roland E. Powell Convention Center. “Over the last 23 years, Centerplate has consistently received high guest reviews and continues to improve its services. Working together in the years ahead, we look forward to further enhancing our guest offering.”

Any dining experience at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center will continue to celebrate the wonders of the Mid-Atlantic region with dramatic presentation, culinary excellence and impeccable service. Also, through the extension of the current agreement, Centerplate will provide significant capital contributions for enhanced guest services including new POS/CC systems, action stations, presentation items and equipment upgrades.

“This extension is a testament to the talented members of our professional culinary and service staff, and we are excited to continue redefining the guest experience at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center complex,” says Sal Ferrulo, executive vice president, Centerplate. “We will continue to source locally to support the community and delight our guests who visit us here in pristine Ocean City.”

Led by Executive Chef Gary Leach CEC, AAC, the food service program for the complex will continue to feature innovative cuisine and locally grown ingredients for business events, social gatherings, receptions and more. From snacks and beverages for a meeting of ten, to a buffet lunch for a conference of 200, or a plated meal for a banquet of 3,000, you can choose from a selection of Chef’s gourmet specialty chips, the signature Beef Brisket, house-made Maryland crab cakes and more.

To begin planning your event at the OCMD CC, contact the Centerplate Catering Sales Manager at (410) 723-8619 or audrey.killen@centerplate.com

At gathering places across North America and the United Kingdom, Centerplate and its partner venues have been defining extraordinary experiences through thoughtful hospitality, expertly delivered, for more than 80 years. Their strategic approach to hospitality creates tailored food and beverage programs, unique hospitality design, rewarding event and retail services to deliver the type of one-of-a-kind, local authenticity that builds loyalty, reputation, and memories. Centerpiece partners with more than 300 premier event venues across the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom, annually serving more than 115 million guests. For more info, visit centerplate.com.

Ocean City, Maryland’s Roland E. Powell Convention Center has 214,000 sq.ft. inside and ten miles of beach outside. They offer newly renovated rooms, gorgeous bayfront views and a beautiful bayfront promenade. Ocean City also has a three-mile boardwalk, 200+ restaurants, 17 championship golf courses and a huge variety of accommodations. Ocean City is within five hours of New York and Richmond; less than three hours from Baltimore, Washington D.C. and Philadelphia; and the Salisbury/Ocean City Regional Airport is just 30 minutes from Ocean City. For more info, visit https://ocmdconventioncenter.com/


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