Museum Selects Food Service & Retail ProvidersJanuary 19, 2016
PHILADELPHIA– January 14, 2016 – Michael C. Quinn, President and CEO of the Museum of the American Revolution today announced that Brûlée Catering was selected to provide food service for its café and catering facilities and Event Network was selected to operate the Museum’s gift shop. The Museum will open in spring 2017. Quinn said, “Quality food service and engaging retail are two critical visitor amenities in the museum experience. We are delighted to have two extremely experienced and dedicated organizations partnering with us to provide these important services to our guests.”
Brûlée Catering will manage all food and catering services for the Museum. Based in Philadelphia, the company serves more than 3,000 events annually, and is the exclusive caterer for a wealth of Philadelphia-area landmarks, including Please Touch Museum at Memorial Hall, National Constitution Center, Independence Visitor Center, and Free Library on the Parkway to name just a few. For facility rental requests, visit Brûlée Catering.
"We are honored that Brûlée has been selected as the Museum of the American Revolution's exclusive caterer. Its broad variety of impressive spaces will make this important new museum an equally important special event venue. As the newest addition to Brûlée's collection of landmark locations we look forward to delivering Chef Lacroix’s legendary cuisine for special events, and on a daily basis to museum visitors and neighbors in the museum’s café." Barry Gutin, Principal and Co-Founder, GuestCounts Hospitality, LLC
San Diego-based Event Network will manage the retail operations. Event Network operates the gift shops for many of the country’s premier cultural attractions including Independence Visitor Center, Gettysburg National Park Visitor Center, The Henry Ford, Mystic Seaport Museum, Old Sturbridge Village and The Alamo.
“Event Network is thrilled to partner with the Museum of the American Revolution and apply our retail expertise to create a dynamic, compelling shopping experience as part of the guest service offering,” said Jerry Gilbert, Principal of Event Network. “The Museum has done a tremendous job in developing immersive exhibits and assembling a vast collection of Revolutionary artifacts for display, which provide a wonderful platform to create a shopping environment and merchandise offering that extend and enhance the Museum experience.”
About the Museum of the American Revolution
The Museum of the American Revolution, under construction now in Philadelphia, with an opening date of spring 2017, will explore the complete story of the American Revolution using its distinguished collection of objects, artifacts, artwork, and manuscripts. Located just steps away from Independence Hall, Carpenter’s Hall, Franklin Court, and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of the Revolution, the Museum will serve as a portal to the region’s many Revolutionary sites, sparking interest, providing context and encouraging exploration. Permanent and special exhibition galleries, theaters, and large-scale tableaux will bring to life the original “greatest generation,” and engage people in the history and continuing relevance of the American Revolution. The Museum is a private, non-profit organization. For more information, visit www.AmRevMuseum.org or call toll free, 877-740-1776.
About Brûlée Catering by Chef-Jean Marie Lacroix
Brûlée Catering by Chef-Jean Marie Lacroix is a GuestCounts Hospitality company. It was founded by Barry Gutin and Larry Cohen, business partners since 1995. After joining the group in 2010, Chef Lacroix formed Brûlée Catering in 2011. The company serves more than 3,000 events annually. Brûlée catering has handled noteworthy events including the Liberty Medal Awards Ceremony, the annual Red Ball benefitting the American Red Cross, The Free Library of Philadelphia's Borrowers' Ball, and Evening in Franklin Square. For more information and facility rental requests, visit www.Brulee-Catering.com.
About Event Network
Event Network is a full service third party retail operator for cultural attractions of all kinds, including aquariums, zoos, museums, gardens, historic sites and other iconic attractions. With a breadth of experience and passionate retail experts in the fields of product development, purchasing, operations, store environments, visual merchandising, guest service, and retail systems, Event Network is North America’s premier leader in cultural attraction retail. For more information, visit http://www.eventnetwork.com/.