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Mission: To solidify relationships with partners, guests and employees, while providing quality of service and product, value and excellence in every endeavor.
What We Do
Food & Beverage
VDV Concessions LLC (VDV) has a collaborative relationship with food and beverage leader, HMS Host. Today, the joint venture partnership, Host VDV CMH FB, LLC, owns and operates Eddie George's 27 Grille, branded by Tennessee Titan's and Ohio State University's Heisman Trophy winner, Eddie George. This restaurant is situated in the Columbus, Ohio International Airport. In addition, Host and VDV operated four Starbucks locations at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport. Previously, Ana partnered with Host in Indianapolis, to help establish 4 restaurants and 3 Starbucks venues coinciding with the then newly constructed airport facility.
Currently at DTW, VDV also owns and operates the flagship Mezza Mediterranean Grille with partner, Areas USA, a pacesetter in the airport food and beverage concession industry. Mezza offers authentic Mediterranean cuisine in a welcoming family-oriented dining environment.
Both Eddie George's 27 and Mezza have exceeded revenue expectations. There is even more to come.
VDV is food and beverage, ACDBE and DBE, certified by the Department of Transportation.
In conjunction with prominent airport retailer, Paradies-Lagardére, HMS Host and VDV operate a first class Starbucks. DTW, North Terminal, is the location of this crowd-pleasing concept.
As a former retail partner with Paradies, Ana chaired the Paradies-Metro Ventures Companies Board of Directors for more than 10 years. This partnership operated up to 30 retail locations including Brooks Brothers, Brighton, PGA Tour, DTW Travel Mart and CNBC News at DTW for more than 20 years. Ana, also served as president of the Metro Ventures companies and functioned as, Joint Venture Liaison, Audit Chair, Finance Committee Chair, and was responsible for senior management supervision and ACDBE operational reviews.
VDV is an ACDBE and DBE certified firm in the retail area.
Through Ana McCune Van de Velde's experience, VDV has an extensive background in consulting and benchmarking projects. Today, the company represents brands such as Mezza Mediterranean Grille, Tubby's, Just Baked, SavannahBlue, and Gayety's Chocolate and Ice Cream Company. In addition the company provides promotional, marketing, and graphic design support.
Previously, Ana was involved in high level benchmarking and strategic assessments within the automobile industry and internationally. She has acquired ACDBE and DBE certification for VDV through the U.S. Department of Transportation in this area of expertise.
Before You Take Off
Visit one of our first-class locations: Now in Detroit, MI and Columbus, OH.
VDV Concessions, LLC has solidified important strategic alliances with notable industry concessionaires and operators. These partnerships have facilitated market access; augmented knowledge and expertise; and afforded the opportunity to collaborate on the achievement of mutual goals for providing outstanding guest experiences to worldwide travelers.
Working cooperatively, VDV is excited and proud to introduce its affiliations.
Eddie George's Grille 27
DTW North Starbucks
Mezza Mediterranean Grille
Mezza Mediterranean Grille
Gayety's Chocolates & Ice Cream Co.
Detroit Metropolitan Airport(DTW)
Columbus Port International(CMH)
Ana Van de Velde
President & CEO
A Perspective by Vernon A. Williams- Communications and Community Engagement Strategist at Indiana
University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Vernon previously served as Assistant to the Chancellor for
Communications. He was also Vice President- Communications at Indiana Black Expo. Vernon has authored three
books and penned nine plays produced in the Midwest. Currently, Vernon writes a column for the Chicago and Gary
If asked to describe Ana McCune van de Velde with three adjectives, I would use: Versatile. Engaging. Global. These three words disentangle the divergent path Ana has taken regarding career, altruistic pursuits and innermost passions.
Ana once told me that a senior level AT & T executive astutely advised that a key to success is to never turn down an assignment. Internalization of that wisdom has driven her impressive professional career.
A myriad of diverse assignments have brought Ana to her current role in development and ownership of VDV Concessions, LLC, having benefited from retail, food and beverage concession opportunities within the Detroit, Michigan and Columbus, Ohio airport communities while partnering with industry giants HMS Host, Areas, USA, and Paradies.