• 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.

When events went virtual, sharing a meal with coworkers and fellow industry professionals at in-person meetings and events became a realized luxury. The opportunity to connect with others over food disappeared for a while, but catering companies like Tastings in New York and Miami worked to keep it around by launching its new service, Tastings 2.0, in April.

 

When attending a conference became synonymous with staying at home, companies had to determine a new way to leave an impression on attendees. As the choice of venue, decor, and many other physical elements of in-person events were no longer contenders, co-owners Susan Turnock and Heather Arak-Kanofsky of Gifts for the Good Life knew that they could supply the part that still makes an impact.

 

Planners have enough to juggle when it comes to organizing meetings and events: from researching and booking venues to creating an attendee list and more. Then, the pandemic came and created another set of obstacles to clear. Now, planners have to stay on top of health and safety regulations and ever-changing governors’ orders in addition to everything else.