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Classique Catering Taps Talents of Award-Winning Pizza Maker Bill Pustari
SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sacramento Convention Center, in conjunction with hospitality partner Classique Catering, a Centerplate company, is proud to announce the arrival of "APIZZA," a brand new dining option for guests. Always seeking to improve the guest experience, Classique Catering has tapped the talents of nationally-recognized pizza master Bill Pustari, a seasoned veteran of the legendary New Haven, Connecticut pizza scene, owner of award-winning Modern Apizza, and frequent television personality, to create thin-crust pies worthy of Sacramento's farm-to-fork flavors.
"There's simply no substitute for real food, live events, personal interaction, learning and fun, which is why we work so hard to treat guests of the Sacramento Convention Center to an experience that makes it 'better to be there.' Partnering with legendary restaurateurs like Bill Pustari is part of crafting these memories and unforgettable experiences," says Vickie Householder, General Manager of Classique Catering.
APIZZA'S selection of authentic, hand-made pies features traditional cheese and tomato, pepperoni using local pepperoni, and a vegetarian seasonal version topped with local vegetables. The menu also offers a classic Caesar salad and a selection of hot pressed panini sandwiches all made with locally sourced artisan meats, cheeses, and produce on LaBrea Ciabatta.
"We're thrilled to be offering our guests some of the best pizza in the country, inspired by the flavors of the Farm-to-Fork Capital. We know that food and hospitality are a huge part of great guests experience, which is why we're always excited to take our dining options to a new level," says Judy Goldbar, General Manager of the Sacramento Convention Center.
Centerplate's APIZZA concept will be open to the public for lunch, as well as for convention delegates, Monday through Friday 11 am – 2 pm at the 13th Street entrance between J and K streets.
Classique Catering, a Centerplate Company, "Makes It Better To Be There" for guests and community members at the Sacramento Convention Center. Voted "Best Caterer" by Sacramento Magazine eleven times, Classique is part of the Centerplate global hospitality network, annually serving more than 350 premier destinations worldwide, including 30 official US Presidential Inaugural Balls, 13 Super Bowls, 21 World Series and the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. Visit the company online at centerplate.com.
About Bill Pustari
For more than 25 years, Bill Pustari has served as chef-owner of world-famous Modern Apizza, where he serves New Haven-style thin-crust apizza baked in a coal-fired brick oven using the highest quality ingredients including fresh Grande Mozzarella and a specific lot of San Marzano tomatoes grown specifically for Pustari's pies. Modern has received numerous accolades over the years including Yahoo! Travel's pick for #3 pizza in the U.S., Playboy magazine's top ten in the country as well as the New Haven Advocate's Best of Reader's Poll for "Best Pizza" 12-years in a row.