1.16.2013

Mazzone Hospitality and Classé Catering merge



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Mazzone Hospitality and Classé Catering have announced a merger that creates the largest Capital Region catering entity. The merged company, which retains the name Mazzone Hospitality, includes 800 full- and part-time employees, and is expected to generate more than $33 million in total annual revenue.

Two companies with distinct specializations are combining here. Mazzone Hospitality, through its Mansion Catering division, offers catering services to often prestigious venues throughout the Capital Region. Classé Catering is the area’s largest offsite caterer and will become a division under Mazzone Hospitality.

Matt Mazzone, chief financial officer of Mazzone Hospitality, will keep that position in the family business. Brian Palazzolo, president of Classé Catering, will take on a consulting role regarding guest services.

“It will take some time to bring the synergies to the same side of the table,” Mazzone said.  “We’re going to focus on growing our express catering business.”

Classé Catering’s production facility at 2 Petra Lane, Colonie, will be the new catering headquarters for the merged company.

Mazzone Hospitality currently owns and operates several of the Capital Region’s premier restaurants and banquet halls including: Glen Sanders Mansion in Scotia featuring Angelo’s Tavolo, two ballrooms and an inn; Aperitivo Bistro, a dynamic wine bar and bistro adjacent to Proctors in Schenectady; Angelo’s Prime Bar & Grill, a casual, modern bar and grill in Clifton Park; and Angelo’s 677 Prime, an upscale steakhouse and wine bar in the heart of the theater district in Albany. Mazzone Hospitality also owns and operates Prime at Saratoga National, an upscale steakhouse modeled after Angelo’s 677 Prime, located on the grounds of Saratoga National Golf Club. Through its Prime Business Dining division, the company oversees corporate dining operations for M+W Group at the Foundry; GlobalFoundries; Prime @ 107; Ayco Café; Golub Headquarters; and the SI Group. The company also oversees catering operations at the Hall of Springs and Key Hall at Proctors, as well as catering private weddings, fundraisers, and corporate and social events.

For more information about Mazzone Hospitality, call 374-7262 or visit www.mazzonehospitality.com. 


--Jennie

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