THE PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA AND ENSEMBLE ARTS RAISES CURTAIN ON NEW FOOD AND BEVERAGE PROVIDERS FOR THE KIMMEL CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, ACADEMY OF MUSIC, AND MILLER THEATER

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Rhubarb Hospitality Collection by Oak View Group to create 
exceptional culinary journey at storied Philadelphia cultural venues

RHC to debut at Great Stages Gala honoring Marian Anderson on June 8, 2024

 

(PHILADELPHIA, PA – MAY 21, 2024) – The Philadelphia Orchestra and Ensemble Arts is raising the curtain on a new premium food and beverage experience for guests visiting the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Academy of Music, and Miller Theater, with the introduction of its new food and beverage provider, Rhubarb Hospitality Collection by Oak View Group (RHC).

Rhubarb Hospitality Collection will create an exceptional culinary journey for guests and will reimagine the concession stand experience as the official caterer of The Philadelphia Orchestra and Ensemble Arts’s performance venues and event spaces.

Known for providing an exquisite, high-end culinary experience at cultural attractions such as the Historic Royal Palaces and Royal Albert Hall in London, England, RHC will make its Philadelphia Orchestra and Ensemble Arts premiere catering the Great Stages Gala honoring Marian Anderson on June 8, 2024.

Following the gala, RHC will operate concessions and provide event catering beginning on June 10, 2024. RHC plans to reopen the restaurant at the Kimmel Center with a fresh look and exciting new concept and menu in the fall. Plans for the café in the lobby of the Kimmel Center are also being developed. 

“We are committed to providing an exceptional patron experience where the magic on our stages is reflected in everything we do,” said Philadelphia Orchestra and Ensemble Arts President and CEO Matías Tarnopolsky. “With the elegance and quality of Rhubarb Hospitality Collection, guests to our iconic venues will enjoy a beautiful food and beverage experience that contributes to the lasting memories made in our spaces. We look forward to launching this new partnership at a historic event, the Great Stages Gala honoring the legendary contralto, civil rights icon, and Philadelphian Marian Anderson.” 

“Cultural organizations like The Philadelphia Orchestra and Ensemble Arts have a renewed focus on providing a high-quality, full guest experience, and premium food and beverage offerings play an integral role,” said Chris Granger, president of OVG360, which oversees Oak View Group’s hospitality division. “We look forward to bringing our catering experiences from premiere venues around the world, as well as our focus on sustainability, to these fabulous venues and to helping The Philadelphia Orchestra and Ensemble Arts create new and exciting opportunities to grow the hospitality and food and beverage platform at the Kimmel Center, Academy of Music, and Miller Theater.”

Rhubarb Hospitality Collection operates several restaurants, including Peak NYC, Frederick’s at Sony Center in Berlin, and Sky Garden in London. RHC also serves as the preferred catering partner for more than 80 iconic London venues.

About The Philadelphia Orchestra and Ensemble Arts 
The Philadelphia Orchestra and Ensemble Arts is creating a brighter, more inclusive, and innovative cultural future for Philadelphia. We bring the greatest performances and most impactful education and community programs, in-person and digitally, to the diverse audiences of Philadelphia and beyond. 

About Rhubarb Hospitality Collection by Oak View Group
Rhubarb Hospitality Collection (RHC) is an international premium hospitality group RHC specializing in luxury event catering, restaurant experiences, and venue hospitality management in London, New York City, The Hamptons, and Berlin. Internationally, RHC manages two restaurants and an extraordinary event space at Hudson Yards, New York, and Frederick’s, their first restaurant and bar in Berlin. As the accredited caterer at over 80 venues across London and New York, RHC also delivers over 1,500 luxury events every year, from large-scale galas to intimate weddings and high-profile parties. RHC was acquired by Oak View Group in June 2023.

About Oak View Group
Oak View Group (OVG) is the global leader in live experience venue development, management, premium hospitality services, and 360-degree solutions for a collection of world-class owned venues and a client roster of arenas, stadiums, convention centers, music festivals, performing arts centers, and cultural institutions. Founded by Tim Leiweke and Irving Azoff in 2015, OVG is the leading developer of major new venues either open or under development across four continents. Visit OakViewGroup.com, and follow OVG on FacebookInstagramLinkedIn, and X.

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