Jeremy McKinnon Chosen as Executive Chef for St. John’s Convention Centre

June 20, 2018

Centerplate and St. John’s Sports and Entertainment Ltd. are thrilled to announce Jeremy McKinnon as the executive chef for the St. John’s Convention Centre (SJCC).

“Chef Jeremy has created culinary masterpieces throughout Canada including Vancouver, Toronto, and Lake Louise, as well internationally in Scotland,” said Rejean Roch, General Manager for Centerplate at St. John’s Convention Centre. “Now, he’s ready to stir the pot at SJCC with inspired dishes that reflect NL culture while catering to the high expectations of conference organizers and event attendees.”

With almost 20 years of experience in the culinary industry, McKinnon will provide world class flavor for Newfoundland & Labrador’s largest conference centre, the SJCC. “We’re getting rave reviews from Jeremy’s first clients at SJCC, including the recent Supply Chain Management Association conference that landed in St. John’s from Toronto,” said Michelle Eagles, Operations Manager of St. John’s Convention Centre. “I hear compliment after compliment about the food, Jeremy’s ability to execute his menu, and his attention to visual design and detail.”

McKinnon studied Culinary Arts at Windsor, Ontario’s St. Clair College. He was part of the award winning team at Fairmont Vancouver Airport before heading to Scotland to work as an Executive Sous Chef. After spending some time in Toronto and Western Canada, McKinnon accepted a position as Executive Chef at the Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland helping to drive increased sales and renewed interest in the hotel’s food and dining offerings, especially among local residents.

Centerplate was recently chosen as the exclusive food and beverage partner for the SJCC. The 10-year contract encompasses all food and beverage services for events at the facility, and began June 1, 2018.

The newly expanded and renovated St. John’s Convention Centre opened in May 2016. The $70M facility boasts 47,000 square feet of divisible meeting room space that was built with modern sophistication and flexibility in mind to accommodate both large and small events. We combine well designed facilities, high-tech services, and a customer focused approach to ensure each client has a one-of-a-kind, unforgettable experience. For more information or to book your event visit sjcc.ca or email info@sjcc.ca.

Media Contacts
St. John’s Convention Centre | Michelle Eagles | SJCC Operations Manager | meagles@sjcc.ca | 709.758.5498
Centerplate | Paul Pettas | paul.pettas@centerplate.com | 203.898.0632

Request for Proposals

June 20, 2018

Third Party Management Jurisdiction Review for the St. John’s Convention Centre and Mile One Centre 

St. John’s Sports & Entertainment Ltd. (SJSEL) invites proposals for Third Party Management Comparable Jurisdiction Review for the St. John’s Convention Centre and Mile One Centre.

Interested parties should pick up the Terms of Reference related to the request for proposals (RFP) at the Mile One Centre general office, 50 New Gower Street, St. John’s, Newfoundland as of 12:00 noon, Wednesday, June 20th, 2018.  The information can also be obtained by calling (709) 758-1111.

Closing date for the RFP will be July 19th, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.  SJSEL does not bind itself to accept any submission.  All proposals must be submitted in a sealed envelope or via email marked:

Jurisdiction Review Proposal
St. John’s Sports & Entertainment Ltd.
50 New Gower Street
St. John’s, NL
A1C 1J3
or via email to:
CEO@SJSEL.CA

Centerplate Chosen as Exclusive Food and Beverage Partner for St. John’s Convention Centre

March 8, 2018

The Board of Directors of St. John’s Sports and Entertainment Ltd. today announced the selection of  event hospitality leader Centerplate as the exclusive catering partner for the St. John’s Convention Centre (SJCC) following a comprehensive bid process.

Located in the heart of beautiful downtown St. John’s, SJCC offers state-of-the-art facilities for meetings, conferences and events. The 10-year contract will encompass all food and beverage services for events at SJCC, beginning June 1, 2018.

“Centerplate has an excellent reputation for working with local community partners and meeting planners to create unique and exceptional events. We’re excited to welcome this unmatched level of expertise during our growth phase,” said Sheena McCrate, CEO of St. John’s Sports and Entertainment Ltd. “Aligned with our vision to make SJCC a premiere boutique convention centre, Centerplate will play a major role in helping us create extraordinary experiences for SJCC clients and in-turn generate economic benefits for stakeholders throughout the City of St. John’s.”

“Destination St. John’s is pleased to welcome Centerplate as the new food and beverage provider at the St. John’s Convention Centre.” said CEO Cathy Duke. “We look forward to working with Centerplate to offer visitors and guests of SJCC a truly memorable experience and to promoting St. John’s as a world-class conference destination.”

Centerplate is recognized as the leading provider of food and beverage services to over 300 top-tier meeting and convention venues across Canada and the U.S., including the Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara, the Scotiabank Centre arena in Halifax, Toronto’s Beanfield Centre, Whistler Conference Centre in British Columbia, Bell MTS Place (home of the NHL’s Winnipeg Jets), BC Place Stadium, and the award-winning Vancouver Convention Centre.

“Everyone at Centerplate is exceptionally pleased to be chosen to play a role in the growth and success of this beautiful center,” said CEO Chris Verros. “Our proposal drew inspiration from the community, and we are excited to have this opportunity to complement the vibrant beating heart of downtown St. John’s with a venue experience that combines regional and global flavors and a dedication to unmatched hospitality for all guests. It’s truly an honour.”

 

About St. John’s Convention Centre

The newly expanded and renovated St. John’s Convention Centre opened in May 2016. The $70M facility boasts 47,000 square feet of divisible meeting room space that was built with modern sophistication and flexibility in mind to accommodate both large and small events. We combine well designed facilities, high-tech services, and a customer focused approach to ensure each client has a one-of-a-kind, unforgettable experience. For more information or to book your event visit sjcc.ca or email info@sjcc.ca.

 

Media Contacts:

St. John’s Convention Centre

Michelle Eagles | SJCC Operations Manager | meagles@sjcc.ca | 709.758.5498                                                     

Centerplate

Paul Pettas | Paul.pettas@centerplate.com | 203.975.5916

Open and ready for business

May 1, 2016

The newly expanded and renovated St. John’s Convention Centre (SJCC) is now open! This $65M expansion has doubled our space to 47,000 sq ft so more people can share in our unique destination. The rooms in our modern facility are larger and offer more flexible multi-use space for meetings, conferences and events than ever before!

“We have achieved a major milestone. Not only is the SJCC open for business….it’s open on time! No small feat, and it’s due to the combined efforts of all the excellent people working on this project. I’m very proud of what we have accomplished as a team!”, Sheena McCrate, CEO of St. John’s Sports and Entertainment Ltd.

The inaugural conference was held last week with great success and we are looking forward to hosting many more conferences and events in the coming months, including: the city-wide 46th Dominion Convention of the Royal Canadian Legion.

Visit our Spaces page to see the floor plans and visualize the new St. John’s Convention Centre!

Media Contact:

Michelle Eagles | SJCC Operations Manager | meagles@sjcc.ca | 709.758.5498