Andiamo Catering and Event Management Named the Official Food Provider for the NAIAS Hart Plaza Activation

Andiamo Catering & Event Management will handle all food and beverage including catering, concessions and the Hart Plaza activation of the Charity Preview

(TROY, MI – SEPTEMBER 5, 2019) – The Joe Vicari Restaurant Group announces Andiamo Catering & Event Management has been named the Official Food Provider for the 2020 North American International Auto Show’s (NAIAS) Hart Plaza activation. Andiamo Catering and Event Management is an industry leader throughout Southeast Michigan and has been the official food provider for other major events in Detroit including Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix, Movement, The Ford Fireworks Rooftop Party and The Ally Challenge. Andiamo Catering & Event Management was named “Best Caterer in 2019” by Michigan Meetings and Events Magazine. NAIAS will take place June 9 – 20, 2020.

“We are honored to be named the Official Food Provider of the North American International Auto Show’s outdoor activation, an event which is iconic to the city of Detroit,” said Joe Vicari, President and CEO of the Joe Vicari Restaurant Group. “This partnership allows Andiamo to showcase our one-of-a-kind homemade Italian food to local and international guests while they enjoy the amazing auto show.”

For the first time, media, automakers, suppliers, and sponsors will see Detroit in one of the very best months, June, allowing for increased foot traffic to local businesses and throughout the city. NAIAS will highlight all of the great aspects of past shows and build upon those with additional space, the ability to experience different cultures, and tech-talks with the industry’s brightest minds. As in years past, the epicenter of the show will still be within TCF Center, however the addition of Hart Plaza to the show’s location will add 14 acres to the show’s footprint, leaving room for guests to experience a more grand and exciting show.

“The 2020 NAIAS is going to be an experience in every aspect of the show,” said Doug North, 2020 NAIAS Chairman. “From vehicle ride-and-drives to technology showcases and the best foods Detroit can offer. Partnering with Andiamo will provide our guests with unique food experiences in a fun atmosphere.”

Many of Detroit’s most popular Food Trucks will be in attendance, including the Andiamo Food Truck which debuted at the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix in 2015. The Andiamo Food Truck features Italian classics as well as modern specialties that are both delicious and convenient.

Andiamo Catering & Event Management is a catering, event planning and food service leader throughout Southeast Michigan. Since 1992, Andiamo has catered a wide array of social and corporate events providing fresh, unique, and high-quality menu items. “An event such as the NAIAS requires expertise and service that our team is passionate about providing. We are very excited to be part of the inaugural Hart Plaza activation,” Stewart Davidson, Vice President of Andiamo Catering & Event Management, said.

The 2020 North American International Auto Show will take place June 9 – 20, 2020. For more information on the auto show visit  

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About Joe Vicari Restaurant Group:
The Joe Vicari Restaurant Group is family owned and operated. Headquartered in Warren, Michigan, they are home to Metro Detroit's most award-winning restaurants and known as the largest independent restaurant group. They have brands from five-star dining to family friendly restaurants and employ over 1,100. For over 30 years, Detroit restaurateur Joe Vicari has opened restaurants based on three basic principles: Fresh authentic cuisine, impeccable service, and a warm, inviting atmosphere, which are the values carried in their eight restaurant brands. The Joe Vicari Restaurant Group own and operate eight Metro Detroit Andiamo locations with another location scheduled in Fenton, Michigan in Fall, 2018, an Andiamo within Detroit Metro Airport, the Andiamo Celebrity Showroom (an 800 seat concert/event venue located within Andiamo Warren), two Joe Muer Seafood locations, Brownies on the Lake, The Country Inn with three locations in Michigan, 29/41 Mediterranean Street Food with five locations in Michigan and the Andiamo Italian Steakhouse in Las Vegas. In addition, the group also runs an Andiamo Food Truck and one of the largest Catering & Event Management Companies in Michigan bringing great food and hospitality to thousands of people at meetings, charity affairs and major sports events like the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix.  

About Andiamo:
In 1989 when Andiamo opened its first Italian restaurant, the goal was simple – deliver fine Italian cuisine by using the freshest seasonal ingredients and prepare them from scratch each and every day. This goal set by the late Master Chef Aldo Ottaviani, has served as the foundation for Andiamo’s longstanding success. Andiamo currently has eight metro Detroit locations, and has never strayed from its founding principles and continues to provide exceptional service and authentic Italian cuisine prepared by hand every day. Family owned and operated; Andiamo Restaurants are part of the Joe Vicari Restaurant Group. The Vicari family not only owns the group, but they operate and monitor all of their properties personally to ensure the highest quality of food and service.

About Andiamo Catering & Event Management
Andiamo Catering and Event Management is an industry leader in catering, event planning, and food service throughout Southeast Michigan. Andiamo has been crafting innovative culinary creations and delivering memorable experiences for a vast array of social and corporate events all throughout the Detroit Metropolitan area since 1992 and is part of the Andiamo family of companies and The Joe Vicari Restaurant Group. Our catering business provides guests with fresh, unique, and high-quality menu items. Our expertise includes cocktail parties and strolling dinners, to chef-plated meals at the location of your choosing. Our dedicated team ensures personalized attention and ease throughout the planning process, promising to exceed client expectations. Our Event Management Team has over 35 years of experience in the planning, management, and execution of major events and venues. We provide chalet hospitality, food & beverage concessions, recruitment of local food vendors and restaurateurs, and can assist in developing product and corporate sponsorships. We have extensive experience interfacing with city and municipal governing agencies to maintain 100% compliance with ordinances and guidelines for any off-premise event. Our goal is always to optimize the experience and exceed the expectations of the guests, hosts, and promoters.





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