The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Thursday, November 22, 2018

Museum Selects Stephen Starr to Serve as Executive Caterer and to Create New Museum Cafes and Restaurant

PHILADELPHIA, PA.- The Philadelphia Museum of Art announced today that it has selected the Philadelphia-based STARR Restaurants Catering Group to be the exclusive caterer for Museum events and to redevelop and operate the Museum’s restaurant and cafes in the main building and Perelman Building.

Beginning August 1, 2010, STARR Restaurants Catering Group will introduce a new menu at the Museum café, in part inspired by the current major exhibition Late Renoir (through September 6, 2010). The Museum Restaurant will also close for several weeks to enable the transition and allow time for the development of an exciting new concept for dining. Plans for the Museum Restaurant will be unveiled in the months ahead.

STARR Restaurants Catering Group will succeed the nationally-recognized Restaurant Associates, headquartered in New York, which has operated the Museum’s restaurant, cafes, and catering operations since 1994 and is a premier provider of food services to many distinguished cultural institutions in this country and abroad. “For more than 16 years, Restaurant Associates has been a wonderful partner to the Museum and provided exemplary service to our visitors, and for this we are deeply grateful,” said Timothy Rub, the George D. Widener Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. “Nevertheless, as we look to the future and consider our potential to offer dining experiences that respond to the unique character of this institution, our remarkable collection and the diverse programs we offer, we decided that Stephen Starr would be an ideal partner. He has played a key role in Philadelphia’s culinary renaissance and is an experienced caterer with many admirers in the city and region.”

STARR Restaurants was founded by Stephen Starr in 1995 and has since grown to include 13 restaurants in Philadelphia, as well as two restaurants in New York, two restaurants in Atlantic City and Steak 954 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. STARR Restaurants Catering Group also provides catering services for the Grounds for Sculpture, in Hamilton, N.J., the Barnes Foundation, in Lower Merion, and the Mann Center for Performing Arts, among others.

“We are extremely excited about the partnership between STARR and the Philadelphia Museum of Art,” says Stephen Starr, owner of STARR Restaurants Catering Group. “As the Museum is an acclaimed cultural institution in the city, we are honored to be the new provider of food and beverage services for museum visitors, donors, corporate conventions, staff and friends. We look forward to providing a stellar STARR experience that is complimentary to the renowned exhibitions and amenities offered at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.”

Founded in 1995 by Stephen Starr, Philadelphia-based Starr Restaurants include Buddakan, Morimoto, The Continental, Barclay Prime, Continental Mid-Town, El Vez, Jones, Alma de Cuba, Pod, Parc, Butcher and Singer, Pizzeria Stella, El Rey and seasonal food-stand SquareBurger in Philadelphia and Morimoto and Buddakan in New York City's Meatpacking District. Starr Restaurants expanded to Atlantic City, NJ, with Buddakan and Continental restaurants at the Pier Shops at Caesars in 2006 and to Fort Lauderdale, opening Steak 954 at the W Fort Lauderdale in 2009.

Stephen Starr has earned numerous awards and accolades, and was named “Restaurateur of the Year” by Bon Appétit magazine in 2005 and Zagat Survey New York City in 2007. Starr also received the TimeOut New York Readers’ Choice Award for “Best New Out-of-Town Restaurateur” in 2007.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art | Stephen Starr | George D. Widener |

Today's News

June 24, 2010

Christie's in Record London Sale, Misses Target and Monet Water-Lily Painting Fails to Sell

Lackluster Bidding for John Steinbeck's New York City Archive

A Real Van Gogh: How the Art World Struggles with Truth

Records Abound at New York City Polaroid Photo Auction

New Acquisition to Welcome Visitors at the de Young Museum this Summer

Artists Inspired by Alice Neel Exhibit at Victoria Miró Gallery

Daphne Todd Wins BP Portrait Award 2010 for Her Painting of Her Dead Mother

Former Moderna Museet Director Lars Nittve to Head Museum Plus in Hong Kong

Five Contemporary Photographers Show their Work at Cynthia-Reeves

WWII Nurse in Iconic Times Square Kissing Photo Dies

London International Art Fair Successfully Relaunches with New Exhibitors

Iowa Museum Aquarium Exhibit Highlights Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

Major Survey of the Work of Charles Burchfield Opens at the Whitney

San Francisco Art Institute Presents On Kawara: Pure Consciousness at 19 Kindergartens

High Museum to Host Retrospective of Iconic 20th Century Photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson

Seeing Double an Engaging Visual Puzzle and Window into 1820s London Art Scene

Contents of 'Time Lord' Severin Wunderman's Cote D'Azur Home Sell Out at Bonhams

25 Centuries of Exchange between Asia and Europe at the Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels

Our Cities Ourselves Exhibition Envisions a Sustainable Urban Future for 2030

Museum Selects Stephen Starr to Serve as Executive Caterer and to Create New Museum Cafes and Restaurant

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- TEFAF New York Fall 2018 opens to strong attendance and robust sales

2.- Christie's announces auction of Magnificent Jewels and the concurrent Jewels Online Auction

3.- French court finds Jeff Koons guilty of plagiarism

4.- Papers of the exiled Stuart kings published online for the first time

5.- New exhibition explores relationship between British and Russian royal dynasties

6.- Wes Anderson presents box of 'treasures' from Viennese vaults

7.- Bonhams and Turner Classic Movies present...The Dark Side of Hollywood

8.- Hopper, de Kooning, Gorky and Stella hit new auction records in New York

9.- Old Master? Cave paintings from 40,000 years ago are world's earliest figurative art

10.- Cat mummies, animal statues discovered in Egypt sarcophagi

Related Stories

The Philadelphia Museum of Art Announces Acquisition of 3,000 Works by Paul Strand

Philadelphia Museum of Art Presents Major Survey Devoted to Italian Artist Michelangelo Pistoletto

Constance H. Williams Announced as New Chair of the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Picasso and the Avant-Garde in Paris Extended at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Kelly M. O'Brien Named Executive Director of Development at Philadelphia Museum

Philadelphia Museum of Art Announces Exhibition that Surveys Renoir's Final Decades

Exhibition Highlights the Exceptional Beauty of Platinum Photography

Exhibition Surveys the Impact of Picasso and His Circle in Paris

Exhibition Surveys the Impact of Picasso and His Circle in Paris

First Exhibition in Philadelphia for Cai Guo-Qiang Opens

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful