The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences on Thursday announced its new partnership with SAVOR, the renowned food and beverage services provider selected by the Lubbock Entertainment and Performing Arts Association (LEPAA).

Effective today, on April 1st, 2024, SAVOR will take the lead as the exclusive food and beverage partner from The United Family who is the current provider, said a press release.
SAVOR’s mission will be to enhance the “patron experience” and the Buddy Holly Hall by introducing expanded food and beverage options to customers.

It will include locally sourced selections, efficient concession service and customizable catering options tailored to each event’s unique requirements and budget.

Rave On restaurant located on the east side of the Buddy Holly Hall will temporarily close its doors on March 31st, 2024.

“We have had a wonderful partner with the United Family providing food and beverage services at the hall, and we are grateful for their support and service to our patrons over the last three years,” said Jeff Hunsinger, LEPAA CEO. “As we transition these services to SAVOR, we look forward to this new partnership further improving the patron experience at Buddy Holly Hall.”

SAVOR will seek to expand food and beverage options while looking to strengthen the venue’s relationship to the Lubbock community by sourcing from small businesses, minority-owned businesses and woman-owned businesses.

The handpicked SAVOR team at Buddy Holly Hall features Executive Chef Hector Hernandez and brings over 100 years of combined leadership experience in food and beverage management.

The new partnership will allow new opportunities for local businesses to showcase their offerings through menu features. SAVOR also plans to improve the guest experience by reviewing all offerings from menu items and line queueing to technology including the installation of a state-of-the-art point-of-sales system to allow self-order/self-pay opportunities resulting in higher speed of service.

SAVOR is committed to supporting the next generation of culinary talent as it plans to include implementing training programs, apprenticeships, scholarship opportunities, partnering with national restaurant and hospitality organizations, local universities, and colleges to offer internships, chef events, and educational opportunities.

SAVOR plans to improve the guest experience by systematically reviewing all offerings, from menu items and line queueing to technology, including installation of a state-of-the-art point-of-sales system to allow self-order/self-pay opportunities resulting in higher speed of service. Custom catering and banquet menus will fit the unique needs and budgets of events from a few guests up to hundreds.

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