June 16, 2014 (Lakeland, FL) – The City of Lakeland announced today their partnership with Tampa-based Ovations Food Services to manage the food and beverage services at the Cleveland Heights Golf Course. Ovations Food Services, also the exclusive catering and concessions provider at The Lakeland Center since 2009, is a subsidiary of the sports and entertainment firm Comcast-Spectacor.
Ovations Food Services operates at more than 140 public assembly facilities across North America and serves over 9 million guests on an annual basis. Guests will taste and see a difference at the Cleveland Heights Golf Course as Ovations rolls-out their Everything’s Fresh™ program which includes upgrading kitchen equipment, creating fresh new menu items, providing employee uniforms that bring back the true country club feel, and implementing new point-of-sale systems to increase speed of service. Employee training will also be evident with increased levels of service and presentation.
In the local area, Ovations Food Services operates at The Lakeland Center, Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo, Ruth Eckerd Hall & Capitol Theatre, and consults at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts. Other Florida venues include EverBank Field, home of the Jacksonville Jaguars, Pensacola Bayfront Stadium, Space Coast Stadium, the Daytona Beach Ocean Center, Palm Beach County Convention Center and Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens.
About Ovations Food Services, LP: A nationally ranked food service company, Ovations Food Services (www.ovationsfoodservices.com<http://www.ovationsfoodservices.com/>) delivers fresh menus, fresh management and fresh ideas to public assembly venues, hotels and casinos throughout the United States and Canada. Ovations specializes in food, beverage, merchandise and hospitality services for stadiums, arenas, convention centers, fairgrounds, expo-centers, racetracks, zoos, performing arts centers, amphitheaters, casinos and hotels. Considered by many as the best managed and most innovative company in the industry, Ovations’ results oriented senior management team has been involved in managing almost every major public assembly facility throughout the United States and Canada.
About Comcast Spectacor: Ovations Food Services’ parent company, Comcast-Spectacor (comcast-spectacor.com<http://comcast-spectacor.com/>), which operates in 48 of the 50 United States, is the Philadelphia-based sports and entertainment company which owns the Philadelphia Flyers (NHL), the home arena for both the Flyers and the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers, the Wells Fargo Center, and four Flyers Skate Zone community ice skating and hockey rinks. In addition, Comcast-Spectacor is also the principal owner of Global Spectrum, the fastest growing firm in the public assembly management field with more than 120 facilities throughout the United States and Canada; Front Row Marketing Services, a commercial rights sales company; FanOne, a digital fan marketing company; and Paciolan, the leading provider of venue enablement, ticketing, fundraising and marketing technology solutions.