Brûlée Catering Joins the Comcast Spectra Portfolio

With great enthusiasm, we share monumental news about Brûlée Catering’s future!  Comcast Spectacor, the parent company of Spectra’s Venue Management, Food Services & Hospitality and Corporate Partnerships divisions, as well as the Wells Fargo Center Complex and the Philadelphia Flyers, has reached an agreement to acquire Brûlée Catering by Chef Jean-Marie Lacroix from GuestCounts Hospitality.


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As leaders in high-end catering and premium hospitality, Brûlée Catering, will become part of the Comcast Spectacor portfolio.  We will bring our extraordinary talent in culinary and service to Spectra. Over the years, we have grown as one of Philadelphia region’s most sought-after caterers for high-end events, which has resulted in Brûlée being the exclusive caterer in more than a dozen landmark locations and cultural institutions with Chef Jean-Marie Lacroix as our Chef-Partner. Our prestigious venues, such as National Constitution Center, Please Touch Museum, Independence Visitor Center, Museum of the American Revolution, Dilworth Park and Free Library on the Parkway will still remain Brûlée Catering’s exclusive venues in this transition.

“My partner Larry Cohen and I feel great about this transaction and the future of Brûlée,” said Barry Gutin, President of GuestCounts Hospitality. “Spectra brings substantial resources and new opportunities, which will help fuel Brûlée’s growth. We’re looking forward to working with Spectra and believe this provides an excellent evolution for our employees and clients.”

“We’re excited to welcome the talented team at Brûlée Catering into the Comcast Spectacor family and add several extensions to Spectra’s growing Food Services & Hospitality business,” said Dave Scott, President and CEO, Comcast Spectacor. “This acquisition marks a strategic step forward as we continue to expand Spectra into new high-growth areas, which include premium catering for a broad range of clients.”

In just the past few months alone, Brûlée has executed some of the largest and most complex events in its history including:

  • Legacy Youth Tennis Education Gala with a sit-down dinner for 700 guests on April 7, 2017.
  • Museum of the American Revolution’s Grand Opening for over 600 VIP guests with its elaborate sit down dinner staged in a tent placed on 3rd Street on April 8, 2017.
  • Temple University Hospital’s 125th Anniversary– sit-down dinner for 1,110 guests. The largest tent EventQuip ever assembled. A giant team collaboration employing staff from across all Brûlée locations.

Our industry leading team looks forward to serving your next events with us as Brûlée Catering transitions into the Spectra family.

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