The Convention Center

Don't just take our word for it. Salt Lake and Visit Salt Lake consistently make a good impression with our clients and in the meetings industry. In fact, Meeting Planners who come to Salt Lake are often impressed at how well set up the Salt Palace Convention Center is. Read on to see just a few of our glowing recommendations.

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Mike Morgan
October 2011

"(There’s no one better in the industry than Utah Foods. Price, quality, presentation, freshness – it’s all fantastic. And Sully and Teri are simply awesome."


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Jeri Hendrie
April 2011
National Student Nurses Association

"(I) appreciated the value offered by the WIFI hotspots. We provided 1 for the students, and 3 other for meeting spaces for the group. Wish other centers did the same (including having the tables w/electric available in the hotspots)."


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Kate Schoening
February 2011
Western Hunting
"Best convention center meals ever!"


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Heidi Prange
March 2010
Society of Toxicology
"Don’t EVER get rid of them (Utah Food Services)! They were absolutely wonderful to work with and pricing was affordable. Enjoyed working with them very much."


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Eric Johnson, CMP, CMM
Senior Manager Conventions and Tradeshows/SmithBucklin
American Association for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation 

"I can't say enough good things about the Salt Palace Convention Center, its staff and the service. The Salt Palace is warm, welcoming, clean and you can tell it was designed with the meeting planning professional in mind... providing attractive and functional meeting and exhibit space. It's also in a great location - the center of the city and all the action - convenient to downtown hotels, restaurants, entertainment and shopping."


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Elyce Jones
Meeting Program & Senior Director
Omniture, Inc. 

"The Salt Palace is a state-of-the-art facility, I happen to be in technology and know that it’s difficult sometimes to have 5,000 people with the need to be on wireless, all at the same time, and be able to communicate with their offices, and it can be done at the Salt Palace."

"Utah Foods has great food for a convention center. It’s actually gourmet food, and that makes a huge difference to the attendee because they want to have great food when they come to a convention, and don’t expect having great food."


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Mike Morgan
Director of Events
Novell, Inc. 

"The Salt Palace is an excellent venue for my meeting. I have a huge general session, exhibit halls, technology lab; we also use about 38 breakout sessions, and the Salt Palace is the perfect environment for this event. It's a technology event, so the attendees are able to get quickly to the sessions that they want to go to, they can go to the labs, they can go the exhibitors, and then we have our general sessions that happen three times during the week. So, it's the perfect environment for that."

"One of the things that we're very proud of at Brainshare is that we can literally send our delegates home without an expense report. They have to pay for their hotels, of course, but for food- we serve them amazing meals, and that's a benefit from the high quality that Utah Foods provides. We served just over 38,000 meals at our last conference. And the quality and quantity of the food was just amazing- Utah Foods handled it without any problems."


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David Kanagy, CAE
Executive Director 
Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, Inc. 

"We have found it to be one of the more pleasant facilities that we visit in all of the locations that we hold our annual meeting in. We have found that it's well maintained, it's clean, the people are very responsive to the needs that we have. The layout of the center with the exhibit space, the registration options for your meeting, as well as the meeting space for technical sessions, and other activities works very well."


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Desireé Knight, CMP
Director of Conferences & Seminars

"Utah Foods exceeded my expectations, because when you think of convention center's food, you think of ‘rubber chicken'; they were very creative with the menu, the pricing was excellent, and the contact was constantly calling and reassuring me that the food was going to be over and above what I expected, and it was."


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Keith Schlesinger
Director of Meetings and Conventions
American Society of Agronomy 

"We got so many compliments from our opening reception when we used Utah Food Services. The display of the food, the service staff that just took care of us, it was like we were the only event in town, I mean the royal treatment, that our members saw and received."

"The Salt Palace is a gem within a beautiful city. The customer service at the Salt Palace was over and above what we anticipated and I am looking forward to coming back to the Salt Palace to do another event."