• Big News for Philadelphia-Based BRÛLÉE CATERING

     
    POSTED July 17, 2017
     

Philadelphia-based Brûlée Catering has been acquired by Comcast Spectacor.

Brûlée Catering is well known as a premier catering company and is the exclusive food service provider at a number of prestigious area venues including National Constitution Center, Please Touch Museum, Independence Visitor Center, Museum of the American Revolution, Dilworth Park and Free Library on the Parkway. The catering business handles more than 4,000 events each year. The company has been helmed by James Beard Award-winning chef Jean-Marie Lacroix, who, along with his team of talented culinary professionals, will continue to add the signature Brûlée touch to the menus.

Comcast Spectacor is the parent company of Spectra, a full-service hospitality firm that offers Venue Management, Food Services & Hospitality and Corporate Partnerships. It is also part of Comcast Corporation, a global media and technology company headquarterd in Philadelphia that operates Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Learn more at ComcastSpectacor.com.

Over the years, any corporate event planner can admit to spending countless hours researching the perfect venue or vendors for their gatherings. After attending or hosting hundreds of events, New York-based Daphne Hoppenot was no stranger to this research and was frustrated by its repetitive nature. However, it was planning her wedding in 2018 that pushed her to realize the lack of resources in the corporate events market compared to the wedding industry, and set out to see if other meetings and events professionals were struggling with the same problem.  

 

Freelancing has become a new ball game since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, as many companies cannot afford to keep full-time positions, but still need those tasks completed. Although many more professionals have had to join the freelancing community since March, Tracy Judge had the passion for the freelancing community two years ago–long before the pandemic hit–and founded her company Soundings Connect in order to directly connect meetings and events industry freelancers with customers. 

 

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