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Savor…Chicago’s Kevin Jezewski Promoted to Director of Food & Beverage, McCormick Place

SAVOR…Chicago has promoted Kevin Jezewski (pictured right) to director of food & beverage at McCormick Place. Jezewski will be responsible for food, beverage, catering and concessions for SAVOR…Chicago, the official foodservice provider for North America’s largest convention center. Jezewski has been with SAVOR…Chicago for the past six years and has nearly two decades of food & beverage industry experience.

“Kevin is a talented professional who has played a major role in our operations, important community outreach, and our focus on sustainability initiatives, in particular, he has played a vital role in the development and growth of the rooftop garden atop the West Building,” says Doug Bradley, SAVOR vice president of culinary. “His promotion is recognition for this hard work and positions our organization in our ongoing goal of serving the MPEA and our many guests to McCormick Place.”

The McCormick Square campus features McCormick Place — the largest exhibition and meeting facility in North America — which offers 2.6 million square feet of exhibit space, 173 meeting rooms, one of the largest ballrooms in the world and the 4,249-seat Arie Crown Theater. Located on Chicago’s lakefront just minutes from downtown, McCormick Place is owned the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority and is managed by SMG, a worldwide convention management company. In the fall of 2017, these existing facilities will be joined by the 10,387-seat Wintrust Arena and the 1,205-room Marriott Marquis Chicago.

SAVOR, a leader in convention center catering, concessions and special events, manages the foodservice at McCormick Place and the Wintrust Arena. SAVOR is the food service division of SMG, the largest public facilities management company in the world. In addition to McCormick Place, SAVOR provides food and beverage service at 20 other convention centers across the U.S.  SAVOR prides itself on its catering capabilities, from preparing and serving exceptional food and beverage for intimate VIP experiences to producing banquet events for over 20,000. A key aspect of SAVOR’s food vision is their partnerships with local growers and producers, our commitment to using antibiotic free meats and poultry as well as our work at minimizing our impact on the environment through our robust recycling and composting programs. For more info, visit www.savorchicagomcpl.com.

Since 1977, SMG has provided management services to more than 220 public assembly facilities worldwide, including arenas, stadiums, theatres and performing arts centers, equestrian facilities, convention, congress and exhibition centers, science centers and a variety of other venues. Across the globe, SMG manages more than 14 million square feet of exhibition space and more than 1.75 million arena and theatre seats. As the recognized global industry leader, SMG provides venue management, sales, marketing, event booking and programming, construction and design consulting, and pre-opening services. SMG also offers food and beverage operations through its concessions and catering division of SAVOR, currently serving more than 100 accounts worldwide. For more info, visit www.smgworld.com.

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