Kahn’s Catering to manage Center’s special events

3/1/2012 10:05:50 AM

Contact: John R. Hughey
Center for the Performing Arts

Kahn’s Catering to manage Center’s special events

Carmel (March 1, 2012) – The Center for the Performing Arts announced today an expanded partnership with Kahn’s Catering. The Carmel-based catering company will assume responsibility for all special events at the Center for the Performing Arts, including facility rental, banquet management and client billing. Kahn’s will also manage all bar operations during performances in the Palladium, Studio and Tarkington theaters.

“Kahn’s has been a wonderful partner and has been the Center’s exclusive caterer and café operator from the day we opened,” said Frank Basile, the Center’s interim President/CEO. “Kahn’s has an excellent reputation for quality, service and marketing. I’m impressed with Kahn’s team and sales strategy. Building on our well-established relationship will better position the Palladium as a top-tier venue for weddings, private parties, corporate meetings and conferences.”

Joe Husar, owner of Kahn’s Catering, said the expanded role will enable the Center to build its reputation as a special event destination. “The Palladium is a beautiful venue and is quickly becoming a popular backdrop for special events,” said Husar. “Our expanded role provides the Center with additional marketing opportunities and access to new clients.”

Kahn’s Catering began as a premium home and corporate caterer in 1996 based out of Vine & Table gourmet market on East Carmel Drive. Over the years, the company has grown to become Indiana’s largest and number one premium caterer. The Center for the Performing Arts named Kahn’s Catering as exclusive food and beverage provider in 2010, as part of an RFP review process.

For information on special events, visit Kahn’s Catering website at www.kahnscatering.com/venues/the-palladium/ or the Center for the Performing Arts at www.TheCenterForThePerformingArts.org

The Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel City Center includes the 1,600-seat Palladium concert hall, the Tarkington 500-seat proscenium theater and the 200-seat Studio theater. The Center serves as a permanent fixture on the Central Indiana landscape and provides an extraordinary listening experience for audiences. The concert hall is also home to the Michael Feinstein Great American Songbook Initiative, acting as a museum and education center by day and a concert venue by night.

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