Powers, Sontes, Catering by Design in alliance with Art Center

News release this morning. Among other things, this makes clear what a venue the Rochester Art Center has become, leaving art aside entirely -- it's obviously one of the most attractive event centers in the region, which is a boon to the arts programming there.

Rochester, MN – It is an exciting time in Rochester, with so much energy and growth on the horizon. As one of Rochester’s finest cultural assets and one of Rochester’s most beautiful and innovated spaces for gathering, we are also proud to offer the finest culinary experiences in the region.

Powers Ventures, Catering by Design, and Söntés have been great in serving Rochester Art Center’s program guests and have long provided seamless service to our rental customers with the high standards we guarantee all of our clients. The three companies join RAC’s new Alliance for their outstanding reputation in this community along with their commitment to


This distinction aligns with Rochester Art Center’s own history of excellence and commitment to our community, art and culture, education, and civic engagement.


"We are honored to be a part of the new catering alliance with Rochester Art Center. We look

forward to continuing to serve the growing need of our community with innovative catering and event services," said Joe Powers, President of Powers Ventures.

"This is a great time to expand on longstanding relationships with a new dynamic business alliance that effectively raises the bar in expertise, quality, diversity, and hospitality. Rochester Art Center

is in a strong position as our community prepares for progressive change, and our visibility and

success is more critical now than ever. We are in an important cultural moment that is ideal for this alliance, wherein each organization has opportunities to advance the good things we do.

Rochester Art Center’s commitment and leadership to the Arts is vital to our community.

From our inception, Catering by Design has been Rochester’s leader in fresh and trendy

culinary creations. This new alliance with Rochester Art Center fits like a glove; it is the perfect marriage of art and food. We are looking forward to building and continuing this relationship with Rochester Art Center." – Jeff Windt, Catering by Design


About the Alliance, Tessa Leung, Proprietor of Söntés states: "We are honored to be part of this

exciting alliance. Rochester Art Center is a fantastic venue and we really enjoy working with the staff and clients to create memorable events in this unique and beautiful space."

The Event & Culinary Catering Alliance represents shared values and a refocused momentum as together we seek to market, attract, and expand all client bases. With true Rochester hospitality, this dynamic Alliance will further establish Rochester Art Center as the premier offering in the region.

With such industry expertise and strong business prowess, the Alliance provides the highest quality food and culinary-rich experiences our clients and guests expect and deserve.

I am enthusiastic about the creation of this new alliance; we offer experiences unlike any other place and to come together and craft a new vision that refines and advances our events and catering offerings made good sense. I look forward to the fruitful potential this presents for all of us. – Shannon Fitzgerald, Executive Director, Rochester Art Center

Rochester Art Center and The Alliance are delighted to work with you on that next amazing event; there is still time to book and plan your delicious and memorable Holiday Event NOW! Or jump into planning for 2015, we are!

This is a timely and great new adventure for Rochester Art Center and Good Business for the Alliance!

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