Christopher Whitcomb
Delaware North Companies
(716) 858-5773

Third Consecutive Year of Honor Results in Induction into the
Restaurant and Caterers Association Hall of Fame.
Melbourne, Australia (October 10, 2007) - Delaware North Companies Australia will be inducted into the Restaurant and Caterers Association (Victoria) Hall of Fame after its third consecutive “Event Caterer Award”. This recognition is made possible due to the company’s catering efforts at the Australian Open Grand Slam.
Delaware North was awarded the 2007 “Event Caterer Award- Australian Open at Melbourne Park” by Restaurant & Catering Victoria at a ceremony held at the Crown Casino.
The 2007 Australian Open hosted a record-setting 554,858 spectators, including 67,000 VIP Marquees who were accommodated in SuperBoxes. During the event, Delaware North staff numbers swelled to 1200, retail outlets grew from 17 to 45 and the kitchen brigade staffed over 100 to deliver the total catering needs.
“It is an honor to be part of one of the major events that supports Melbourne’s reputation as the world’s top sports city,” said Jonathan Tribe, managing director of Delaware North Companies International. “We are excited about our partnership with Melbourne & Olympic Parks and Tennis Australia, and look to present a total major event experience that epitomizes this position now and in the future.”
Delaware North Companies Australia is already planning for a bigger and better 2008 open.
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 
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