by Brandon Langlois, Associate Athletics Director/Communications
STARKVILLE – Mississippi State Athletics announced Thursday that popular catering company Proof of the Pudding will serve fans across all sports starting with the 2020-21 season.
Proof of the Pudding, a premier hospitality provider for sports and entertainment venues, will enhance concessions experiences for fans in all of MSU’s athletics facilities, including Davis Wade Stadium, Humphrey Coliseum and Dudy Noble Field. Proof of the Pudding’s talented team and MSU Athletics are currently collaborating and developing menus for all of these with a focus on local vendors and farms and fan-friendly pricing to create a remarkable game-day experience.
“Proof of the Pudding brings to MSU one of the best reputations in sports and entertainment dining,” said John Cohen, MSU Director of Athletics. “We are constantly evaluating ways to serve the Bulldog Family and enhance experience at athletics events. Providing premium options for concessions in our venues is key to delivering an unforgettable game-day experience. Proof of the Pudding has a proven record and the resources to help us do that. We are proud to be partnering with them.”
One of the Southeast’s largest and most well-known catering organizations and rated the Number 1 caterer in Atlanta, Proof of the Pudding has provided services for premier venues including the Carter Presidential Center, World of Coca-Cola, Georgia International Convention Center, Infinite Energy Center, SEC and ACC athletics venues, NFL House for Super Bowl LIII and Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta. MSU Athletics becomes the company’s latest major college sports account, joining Auburn, Alabama, University of Georgia, Georgia Tech and Duke.
“All of us at Proof of the Pudding are thrilled to be part of the Mississippi State Family,” said Ben Witte…Like City, Proof of the Pudding Chief Operating Officer. “It’s all about the Mississippi State fan, and we can’t wait to enhance the game-day experience for MSU’s devoted supporters. We have added Bypass point-of-sale at all locations for speed of service. During this offseason, we will engage with Bulldog fans and find out what they want in all athletics locations. We will continue the fan-friendly menu items and pricing along with adding more menu selections to the concessions stands.”
More details will come on new menus and concessions experiences at MSU’s athletics facilities leading up to the 2020-21 athletic season.
About Proof of the Pudding
Proof of the Pudding was founded in 1979 and is now one of the largest Southern-based catering organizations proudly serving many of the Southeast’s top venues, convention facilities, and both private and corporate events. Over the past 40 years, Proof of the Pudding has maintained its innovative and distinctive style – taking pride in providing superior service and trend-setting menu creations. Proof of the Pudding’s chefs are trained to maintain the high standards, quality, freshness, great taste and creative presentations the company’s reputation is built on. Proof of the Pudding operates state-of-the-art kitchens in Mississippi, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee and Texas. Innovative culinary creations coupled with creative presentation and service has won Proof of the Pudding numerous industry awards and recognition by clients and media alike.