Food & Beverage

Our exclusive partner in food and beverage is Centerplate. From large banquets for 5,000 to intimate meals for five, our Centerplate team has the ingredients and service to provide the exact culinary experience you’re looking for.  

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FRESH, Local, Sustainable

Menus & Cuisine

Our team will work closely with yours to fully customize menus for your event’s specific needs. The culinary team is ready to craft any creative theming that will align with your event’s overall experience.

While Centerplate can create delicious food of any cuisine, they are specialists in San Diego’s own authentic regional flavors and ingredients, including seafood, Mexican dishes and craft beer.  

VERSATILE DINING OPTIONS

Indoor & Outdoor Catering

We offer a wide range of indoor and outdoor dining experiences. Centerplate can help you plan an intimate, sunset reception on one of our expansive waterfront terraces, a plated banquet in one of our ballrooms or a one-of-a-kind meal in our glowing Sails Pavilion.

SERVING EXCELLENCE

Seasoned Professionals

San Diego attracts some of the finest culinary and hospitality talent; the team is full of seasoned professionals working as chefs, bartenders, servers and catering managers. Leading the team is Executive Chef Daryl O’Donnell, a San Diego native who has been at the Convention Center for over 20 years.

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MAKING AN IMPACT

Sustainability

Centerplate plays a crucial role in our overall sustainability efforts. All unserved food is donated to the San Diego Rescue Mission and our in-house kitchens compost all food scraps. We source food locally and purchase within a 150-mile radius whenever season permits.

OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU

Health & Safety

Centerplate supports the well-being of attendees through industry-specific measures that include, but are not limited to:

  • Menus designed with modern safety and hygiene practices at the forefront
  • Targeted kitchen disinfection, sanitation and cleaning schedules
  • Additional PPE requirements, including an extended glove policy
  • Specialized and regimented health and safety trainings
  • Point-of-sale barriers and cashless payment systems at retail outlets
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