Lexington, KY—79 days to go—Patina Restaurant Group, a bi-coastal boutique catering company, will be providing first-class catering for a world-class hospitality program at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.
The 2010 Games will feature eight world championships in equestrian sport and are being held for the first time in the United States from September 25-Ocotober 10 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY.
As the Official Food Provider for the Hospitality Program of the 2010 Games, Patina will provide food for Hospitality offerings at each venue, in addition to the James Beard Celebrity Chef Dinner Series, at the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation’s Farmhouse.
“I am extremely excited that we’ve selected Patina Restaurant Group to be our exclusive caterer for the hospitality program for the 2010 Games,” said Kim Bennett, Director of Hospitality Programs for the World Games 2010 Foundation. “Their quality, presentation, and service of food are unparallel to anyone else in the premium segment of the food service industries. I’m positive that we will provide a world-class hospitality program and partnering with Patina Restaurant Group elevates that expectation.”
Patina’s Sports & Entertainment division has unique experience with major sports arenas, such as Arvest Ballpark, and a broad array of entertainment and performing arts venues. Past successes include the US Open Tennis Championships, the 2002 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, and the 2004 Breeder’s Cup, among others.
“We are proud to be the caterer for the 2010 Games – which provides the challenge of preparing food to a mix of athletes, spectators, sponsors and VIPs,” said Nick Valenti, Restaurateur and longtime PRG CEO.
“PRG’s Chef and Founder, Joachim Splichal, will be hosting and cooking for one of the exclusive James Beard nights,” Valenti continued. “We will pay homage to local Kentucky farmers and foods at the September 30th dinner while presenting our signature Patina culinary style.”
About Patina Restaurant Group
Patina Restaurant Group (www.patinagroup.com), a bi-coastal boutique company, is a leader in the premium segment of the restaurant industry. On the East Coast, its portfolio features New York City’s world-famous Rockefeller Center Ice Rink, Rock Center Café, The Sea Grill, Brasserie, Brasserie 8 1/2, Café Centro, Naples 45, The Grand Tier Restaurant at the Metropolitan Opera and La Fonda Del Sol. Other East Coast properties include Tutto Italia Ristorante at the Epcot World Showcase in Orlando, FL.
On the West Coast the portfolio includes the renowned, Michelin-starred Patina Restaurant in Walt Disney Concert Hall, Nick & Stef’s Steakhouse, Café Pinot at the Maguire Gardens, Zucca Ristorante, Pinot Bistro, Catal and three other restaurants in Anaheim’s Downtown Disney District®, Leatherby’s Cafe Rouge at the Orange County Performing Arts Center, Pinot Brasserie in Las Vegas and catering and food service in museums and cultural centers throughout California.
About the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games
The Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games are the world championships of eight equestrian disciplines recognized by the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI). The Games are held every four years and this will be the first occurrence in the United States.
The Games will be broadcast on NBC Sports, which has marked the largest commitment to network coverage of equestrian sport in U.S. television history. The 2010 Games are expected to have a statewide economic impact of $150 million, and current sponsors include Alltech, Rolex, John Deere, Ariat International, Inc., Meydan and UK Healthcare. For more information on the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, please visit www.alltechfeigames.com.