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Release Date: November 20, 2018

National Gallery of Art Catering Partner Starr Catering Group Launches New Name, Brand Identity as Constellation Culinary Group

Washington, DC—Starr Catering Group, which has been the catering partner for four visitor dining areas of the East and West Buildings since October 1, 2016, has launched a new name and brand identity as Constellation Culinary Group. The day-to-day operations at the four Constellation Culinary Group locations at the Gallery—the Garden Café, the Terrace Café, the Cascade Café, and the Espresso and Gelato Bar—remain the same and continue to reflect the Gallery's standards of excellence.

"We are proud and grateful to introduce a new brand identity that truly reflects who we are as an organization," says Simon Powles, Founder and CEO of Constellation Culinary. "Marking the ten-year anniversary of our catering group, Constellation honors our roots, while shining a spotlight onto our hardworking, passionate talent within the organization– the many stars that, when connected, become a constellation."

About Constellation Culinary Group

Constellation Culinary Group provides artisanal-dining experiences within cultural centers, corporate offices, and private events across the East Coast. Launched as Starr Catering Group in April 2008 by renowned restauranteur Stephen Starr and Simon Powles, Constellation Catering Group is now owned by Paris-based Elior Group, which holds a strategic partnership with internationally famed Michelin Star Chef Alain Ducasse's culinary enterprise. Constellation Culinary Group is now the exclusive caterer at 34 locations in eight cities, including the restaurants within internationally renowned cultural institutions Carnegie Hall, Philadelphia Museum of Art, New York Botanical Garden, Clark Art Institute, and Pérez Art Museum Miami. For more information about Constellation Culinary Group, visit

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