Des Hague is an acclaimed executive manager in the global retail food industry who is renowned as an inspirational speaker and a leading force in the hospitality business.
Between 2009 to 2014, Hague held the position of President and CEO of Centerplate, Inc., which grew under his leadership to become North Americaʼs largest hospitality business, operating predominantly in sports, convention centers, and entertainment venues in over 40 US states, Canada, and Europe with more than 40,000 employees.
Hagueʼs excellent management skills elevated the performance quality of Centerplate to unparalleled heights, resulting in numerous awards and recognitions, including “Best Food and Beverage” by Convene Magazine, “No. 1 NFL Experience” by Stadium Journey, “No. 1 Best NFL Stadium to Visit” by Thrillist, “No. 1 in MLS for ‘Americaʼs Best Stadium Foodʼ” by Travel + Leisure Magazine, “No. 1 Ski Resort, Eastern U.S. and Canada” by Ski Magazine, “No. 1 College Football Experience” by Stadium Journey, a MIDAS (Menu Innovation and Development Award), and Gold and Silver Medals at the British Pie Awards. In addition to his high-profile position at Centerplate, Hague served on the boards of the National Restaurant Association and of Sbarro, LLC, supporting both organizations with this extensive knowledge about the food industry.