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Culinary Triumph: Patina Restaurant Group Delights PGA Championship Fans

Patina Restaurant Group astounds spectators with championship-level food and beverage services at Oak Hill Country Club.

Patina Restaurant Group Delights PGA Championship Fans
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The 2023 PGA Championship held at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, NY, proved to be a resounding success, with the dynamic and talented golfer Brooks Koepka emerging as the victorious champion, securing his remarkable fifth major title. Amidst the excitement, the Championship+ Ticket program, complemented by the exceptional food and beverage service provided by Patina Restaurant Group, played a significant role in enhancing the overall experience. As the official catering partner of the tournament, Patina Restaurant Group, a division of Delaware North, exceeded expectations by delivering extraordinary culinary delights and refreshing beverages, adding an extra layer of enjoyment and satisfaction to the championship event.

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Impressive Numbers

Over the span of a thrilling seven-day event, Patina Restaurant Group showcased their culinary prowess by serving an impressive number of delectable treats to approximately 225,000 enthusiastic fans. With a staggering quantity of over 78,000 mouthwatering burgers, 66,000 sizzling hot dogs, 42,000 flavorful Italian sausages, 45,000 succulent chicken sandwiches, and 7,500 indulgent doughnuts, Patina ensured that attendees had a wide array of delectable options to satisfy their cravings. Additionally, they provided 162,000 bags of crispy and satisfying chips, complementing the scrumptious meals and adding to the overall culinary experience. The sheer volume and variety of food served by Patina Restaurant Group during the event exemplify their commitment to delivering exceptional dining experiences to PGA Championship fans.

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The All-Inclusive Experience

The return of the PGA Championship’s immensely popular Daily Championship+ Ticket, an all-inclusive food and beverage program, was met with overwhelming acclaim. Introduced during the championship rounds in 2022, the program received high praise, with 96% of surveyed fans endorsing its continuation. This year, the all-inclusive option was expanded to include the practice rounds, ensuring its availability and enjoyment throughout the entire seven-day event.

For those who missed this year’s PGA Championship but are intrigued by the food program for future events, here’s how it works: Daily Championship+ Ticket holders had their mobile tickets scanned upon entry and received a wristband. This wristband allowed them to redeem entrees, snacks, and non-alcoholic beverages at all on-course concession venues. At checkout, Championship+ Ticket holders presented their Daily Championship+ wristband to the attendant for a seamless and hassle-free experience.

Bryan Karns, the 2023 PGA Championship Director, shared his enthusiasm, stating, “This innovative program allows Championship+ Ticket holders to indulge in delicious food and non-alcoholic beverages throughout their time at Oak Hill Country Club. The PGA Championship aims to provide unforgettable experiences to our spectators, and this program developed by our partners at Patina Restaurant Group truly exemplifies our commitment to doing just that.”

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Curated Menus by Executive Chef Ed Milan

Under the expert guidance of Executive Chef Ed Milan, Patina Restaurant Group demonstrated their culinary expertise by curating a diverse selection of menus for the concessions and premium spaces, drawing inspiration from the local flavors of Rochester and the surrounding region. The meticulous preparation and attention to detail were truly exceptional,” remarked Eric Babcook, general manager for Patina Restaurant Group at PGA of America events. “For an event of this magnitude, we utilized the full breadth of our enterprise to ensure an unparalleled dining experience.” Patina’s exceptional service extended to on-course market concessions, bar outlets, chalets, suites, and Club PGA, leaving no stone unturned in providing an elevated culinary journey for all attendees.

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Celebrating Local Brands

The food and beverage offerings proudly featured New York-based companies, including Zweigle’s (Rochester), Nathan’s Famous (Jericho), East Hill Creamery (Perry), Muranda Cheese Company (Waterloo), Watson’s Chocolates (Buffalo), Seaway Trail Honey (Rochester), A&A Gourmet (New York City), Ridge Donut Cafe (Rochester), Wegmans (Rochester), Leo’s Bakery and Deli (Rochester), Cindy’s Grape Pies (Naples), Old Chatham Creamery (Groton), Fee Brothers (Rochester), and Black Button Distilling (Rochester).

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Spirited Libations

Fans also had the opportunity to enjoy alcoholic beverages available for purchase at all market concessions and bar locations throughout the course. The offerings included various Michelob Ultra products, and Buffalo-based Resurgence Brewing Company created the exclusive Pinseeker Pale Ale for the event. Specialty cocktails, such as the Tito’s PGA Championship Transfusion (Tito’s Handmade Vodka with a grape-and-ginger elixir), Elijah Craig Oak Hill Old Fashioned (Elijah Craig Small Batch Bourbon with a custom oaked maple syrup), and the Oak Hill Mule (Ketel One Vodka with ginger beer and lime) were also available.

Overall, fans were thrilled with the food and beverage offerings at the 2023 PGA Championship. The all-inclusive Daily Championship+ Ticket program was a huge hit, and the diverse selection of food and beverages from New York-based companies was a welcome addition. Patina Restaurant Group did an excellent job providing an unforgettable experience for Oak Hill Country Club fans.

 

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