Zoo Selects Ovations Food Services as Exclusive Catering and Concessions Partner

Palm Beach Zoo
Palm Beach Zoo
June 24, 2014

The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society has selected Tampa-based Ovations Food Services, a nationally recognized food and beverage service provider, to manage the Zoo’s day-to-day food and beverage operations. This new partnership will enable the Zoo to focus on its non-profit mission: to inspire people to act on behalf of wildlife and the natural world.

In partnering with Ovations Food Services, which operates at more than 140 public assembly facilities across North America, including the Palm Beach County Convention Center, the Zoo will benefit from the company’s expertise in food and beverage operations as well as the marketing and booking of high-caliber events. Ovations Food Services’ Everything’s Fresh™ approach will provide guests the highest quality food and beverage service by preparing and assembling food right in front of guests with ingredients that are locally sourced whenever possible.

Ovations Food Services’ operates at venues throughout Florida including Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo, Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens, EverBank Field, the Palm Beach County Convention Center, EverBank Field, home of the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Daytona Beach Ocean Center, The Lakeland Center, Ruth Eckerd Hall & Capitol Theatre, the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), Pensacola Bayfront Stadium, Space Coast Stadium, the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), and consults as the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts.

Ovations Food Services is a subsidiary of the Philadelphia-based sports and entertainment firm Comcast-Spectacor, a Comcast company.

About Ovations Food Services, LP:  A nationally ranked food service company, Ovations Food Services (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), 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.


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