• D’Amico & Partners Renews Catering Operations at Walker Art Center

     
    POSTED April 3, 2022
     
  • D’Amico & Partners Renews Catering Operations at Walker Art Center

     
    POSTED April 3, 2022
     
  • D’Amico & Partners Renews Catering Operations at Walker Art Center

     
    POSTED April 3, 2022
     
  • D’Amico & Partners Renews Catering Operations at Walker Art Center

     
    POSTED April 3, 2022
     

D’Amico Catering has returned to Walker Art Center as the exclusive culinary and planning service for all private events taking place at the museum. The Minneapolis-based catering company managed the Walker Art Center’s special events and food service from 2011-2016. 

“We look forward to bringing D’Amico’s signature hospitality to the Walker Art Center once again,” says Larry D’Amico, co-owner of D’Amico & Partners, a restaurant and catering operator in the Twin Cities and Naples, Florida. “Walker Art Center has long been a destination for significant Minneapolis events, and to renew our partnership is very special.”

Walk Art Center has several meeting and event spaces available to groups such as the Garden Terrace Room, Skyline Room, Cityview Room and Crosby Conference Room as well as terraces, theaters, galleries, lounges and lobbies. Several have beautiful views of downtown Minneapolis or capitalize on the distinct architecture and captivating art.

"We are thrilled to again be working with D'Amico Catering, a tried and true partner over the years to the Walker,” says Mary Ceruti, executive director of Walker Art Center. “Their dedication to quality food and top-notch service, paired with their creativity, is a great match for us."

D'Amico & Partners, founded in 1982, owns several Minnesota operations including five D'Amico & Sons restaurants, D'Amico Catering, The Brooklyn, Café & Bar Lurcat and Campiello. D’Amico Catering is also the exclusive catering operator for Ashery Lane Farms, Bavaria Downs, The Beach Club, Edinburgh USA, Loring Social, McNamara Alumni Center, The Metropolitan, and Mill City Museum in Minnesota. Florida operations include Campiello, The Continental and Ziggy D’Amico’s Whiskey Bar & Diner. 

Beginning in August, Viking River Cruises will debut voyages on the upper and lower Mississippi River between St. Paul and News Orleans, with a stop in Red Wing on day two. The new Viking Mississippi holds up to 386 guests in 193 staterooms and docks and departs from Lower Landing in St. Paul. 

 

The 2022 Explore Minnesota Tourism Conference, held on March 1 at the Sheraton Minneapolis West Hotel, featured both in-person and virtual learning for representatives of tourism organizations, attractions, lodging properties and other entities. The gathering kicked off with remarks by Gov. Tim Walz and Explore Minnesota Director Lauren Bennett McGinty. 

 

In early March, Meeting Professionals International released a statement regarding the invasion of Ukraine: 

“In a show of support for the people of Ukraine, MPI will immediately suspend business with all companies in Russia. In addition, any plans to formalize a chapter in Russia will be paused….We remain concerned for the well-being of our community and our MPI members in Russia and Ukraine who were already seeking to climb out of the shadow of this pandemic and are now experiencing these unprecedented challenges.”