I don’t watch football much but there was no missing this Monday’s game for me. The Jets and the Giants played each other in the first game ever at New Meadowlands Stadium, one of the newest venues where Sportservice manages the culinary operations.
I have been to the new stadium several times to work with Executive Chef Eric Borgia and his strong supporting team. They are doing incredible work and the stadium is world-class. I have no doubt fans enjoyed their first taste of live football at New Meadowlands Stadium.
One of the neat things we’ve done at New Meadowlands is develop menus that offer regional food. We call the initiative Home Food Advantage and drew inspiration from local New Jersey and New York restaurants
Sportservice President Rick Abramson says we developed Home Food Advantage to make everything authentic…I say it’s because we wanted to make everything really, really delicious. Chef Borgia and his team offer items like The Boardwalk Fryer’s fried natural casing hot dogs, Italian-style hot dogs, fried clam strips, Custom Grind Brooklyn Burgers and Premio’s sausage and peppers. Fans might also enjoy Nonna Fusco’s meatballs, inspired by Chef Borgia’s grandmother Antoinette Fusco.
I know fans go to the stadium to watch their teams make the right plays and score touchdowns, but I can rest easy knowing they’re also enjoying their food. We have similar programs that focus on regional food at our other ballparks and stadiums around the country, as well.
Okay, that’s enough for now. I hope I haven’t made you too hungry from this blog.
In Good Cooking Always,
Chef Roland Henin, CMC