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Who's News in Catering for August 13, 2022

Hot Off the Presses

Oak View Group has acquired Spectrum Catering, Concessions & Event Services – the leading food service and hospitality company that specializes in major sporting events, music festivals, and artist and tour catering — to grow its OVG Hospitality division. The announcement comes eight months after OVG’s acquisition of Spectra, which was one of the industry’s leading food and beverage providers, in November 2021 to create a leading full-service live events company. The acquisition of Spectrum, which is headquartered in Houston, Texas, will continue OVG Hospitality’s trajectory toward becoming the top food service and hospitality provider in the industry by broadening the company’s portfolio and expertise. Spectrum has overseen the hospitality experience at major sporting events, such as the PGA TOUR, NCAA Final Four March Madness Festivals, US Davis Cup Tennis, and the United States National Diving Championships. The company has also been concessionaire to the largest, most prestigious outdoor music events in the country, including Bonnaroo, Burning Man, and Governor’s Ball, producing some of the highest per caps in the industry. Spectrum also serves all aspects of touring and backstage entertainment, delivering celebrity service to the top names in the music industry as the exclusive tour caterer to Cirque du Soleil’s North American Touring Shows, touring with The Eagles, and having managed tour rehearsals for world-class artists like Madonna, Jimmy Buffett and Aerosmith. 


Cucina Migrante is offering farm-to-fork culinary experiences that feed the soul. Founded on the philosophy that food is the ultimate human connector, Cucina Migrante’s goal is to encourage people to spend more time around the table together, while giving them a taste of Italian hospitality, immersing them in the country’s beautiful and rich culture, and educating and supporting the local food system.  Operating primarily in San Diego, Orange County and Palm Springs, their offerings include pop-up dinners, team building experiences, private chef services, and culinary adventure tours throughout California and Italy. However, they are most known for their bespoke chef-led social cooking classes, which begin at a farmer’s market and are hosted onsite at Cucina Migrante’s charming bohemian villa in Golden Hill, San Diego, offsite at a clients’ home or location of choice. Named the country’s top food and drink experience by Airbnb, Cucina Migrante is the team building activity of choice for high profile clients such as The Melinda Gates Foundation, Microsoft, Sony, and more and has been praised by previous guests as the best Italian food outside of Italy, or simply the best food they have ever had.  

Products on the Market

Just in time for National Watermelon season, MYX Beverages presents the latest variety of fruit-infused wines: MYX Fusions Watermelon Moscato. This latest flavor is full of summer fun and makes a delicious addition to your go-to lineup of refreshments. This clean and crisp infusion offers a perfectly balanced blend of premium Moscato wine with natural juices from fresh, ripe watermelons. Bursting with flavor, this refreshing Moscato tastes like summer in a glass.  MYX Watermelon Moscato wine is everything you want in a light-bodied, thirst-quenching summer beverage. It’s smooth, slightly effervescent, and easy to drink. The signature fruit-forward notes of Moscato shine through, while the delightful watermelon flavor provides a crisp, clean finish. MYX Watermelon Moscato is very versatile, with a sweetness and lower alcohol level that pairs well with most foods. Serve it with fish, chicken, seafood, duck, and vegetables. It’s also a wonderful companion for your favorite ice cream, cookies, and cakes. Keep it on ice at your outdoor barbecue or beach party for easy summer refreshment. 



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