Christopher Whitcomb, Delaware North Companies
Company continues to build relationships with world-class culinary schools
BUFFALO, NY (December 11, 2007) – Delaware North Companies is taking an active role in this month’s graduation ceremonies at Kendall College in Chicago.
Richard Dobransky, vice president of food and beverage for Delaware North Companies Sportservice, will be at the school on Dec. 13 to present an overview of the company to some 50 Kendall College faculty members. That event will help kick-off a three-day series of events that will culminate with graduation on Dec. 15.
Sportservice will also host faculty members and their guests in a suite at Chicago’s Soldiers Field this January. Sportservice operates concessions and upscale club and suite dining at Soldier Field. Presenters will be on hand to talk about the many exciting career opportunities the company has to offer culinary students.
“We’ve really begun to build an exciting relationship with Kendall College and other culinary schools around the country,” Dobransky said. “We want to be involved in helping this school celebrate its graduates – and we want to make sure they know about all Delaware North has to offer.”
A family of businesses, Delaware North Companies employs chefs at major league ballparks, national parks and gaming destinations around the country. With such places as The Ahwahnee at Yosemite National Park and Miller Park in Milwaukee on the company’s resume, there is no shortage of opportunity for young, talented chefs. Most recently, the company has teamed up with Great Performances in New York City to oversee all food, beverage and catering responsibilities for the Grand Ballroom and meeting spaces at The Plaza hotel.
Over the past year, Delaware North has developed a faculty exchange program with Kendall College with a student internship program in the works. The company is actively recruiting students for its culinary apprenticeship program at The Balsams Grand Resort Hotel in New Hampshire.
“We’ve really built a friendly relationship with Kendall College and we’ve talked about it being a model for future relationships with other schools,” Dobransky continued. “That’s why we’re thrilled to take part in the school’s graduation ceremonies.”
About Delaware North Companies Sportservice
Delaware North Companies Sportservice has been a global leader in food, beverage and retail management for nearly a century. The company provides concessions, gourmet catering and fine dining operations at more than 50 professional sporting venues for Major League Baseball, the National Football League and the National Hockey League, as well as at entertainment complexes and convention centers across the United States and Canada. From the Stanley Cup Championships and Major League Baseball's World Series to the Olympic Games and world-class entertainment, Sportservice continues to set the standard for innovation, creativity and customer service excellence.
Throughout its impressive history, Sportservice has kept its focus on the fans and evolved its facilities, operations and food and retail offerings to meet the ever-changing industry trends and consumer demands. Whether it’s introducing healthier food selections and signature cuisine to fresh takes on traditional fare and new organic options, Sportservice is committed to taking the fan experience to a whole new level.
About Delaware North Companies
Delaware North Companies is one of the world’s leading hospitality and food service providers. Its family of companies includes Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts, Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment, Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services, Delaware North Companies Sportservice, Delaware North Companies International, TD Banknorth Garden and American Park ‘n Swap. Delaware North Companies is one of the largest privately held companies in the United States with revenues exceeding $2 billion annually and 40,000 associates serving half a billion customers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. For more information, visit www.DelawareNorth.com.