Chef Allen to Develop an Exclusive Line of Local, Seasonal Menu Items for airport
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (November 05, 2009) - Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services at Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport has partnered with celebrity chef Allen Susser to develop Chef Allen 2 Go branded menu items for the airport.

Susser, best known as Chef Allen, is a New World Cuisine pioneer and will infuse the cooking influences of Florida, the Caribbean and Latin America into the sandwiches, salads, seafood dishes and desserts he creates for travelers at Ft. Lauderdale airport. Susser will use local, South Florida ingredients, based on their seasonal availability, to ensure his food is always fresh.

“I look forward to bringing my unique style of cooking, rich with fresh Latin American and Caribbean flavors and seasonal ingredients, to the Fort Lauderdale airport,” said Susser. “This new partnership with Delaware North enables us to broaden and enhance what people expect from airport food.”

Susser’s interpretation of South Florida cooking is an important contribution to American culinary craftsmanship, and has won him accolades from prominent food writers. Food and Wine named him a top 10 New Chef in America in 1991. Time magazine called Allen's cuisine "a New World marvel.” The New York Times named Allen Susser "the Ponce de Leon of New Floridian cooking.”

Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services helped revolutionize airport dining nationwide with its Gateway Concept, which focuses on developing airports into reflections of their communities and economic development engines for their regions by showcasing local tastes and products. The introduction of Chef Allen 2 Go products at Ft. Lauderdale is tangible evidence of this program’s value.

“The Gateway Concept is something we’re very proud of and it’s helped us develop this partnership with Chef Allen,” said Matt King, president of Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services. “We pride ourselves in partnering with innovative brands that expand travelers’ perceptions of airport food. We are confident this partnership with Chef Allen will provide travelers with the unique opportunity to experience South Florida’s regional flavors and the cooking master that has made him famous”

Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services operates all food and beverage operations in the Ft. Lauderdale airport.

Delaware North Companies is a global leader in hospitality and food service with operations at such places as Wembley Stadium in the United Kingdom, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida, Busch Stadium in St. Louis, and Yosemite National Park. The company’s Travel and Hospitality Services division operates at more than 20 airports nationwide, including Los Angeles International Airport and Detroit Metro Airport.
About Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services
Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services, a subsidiary of Delaware North Companies, is one of the world’s leading airport food service and retail companies, operating 300 restaurants and retail outlets in more than 25 airports worldwide, and serving more than 350 million customers each year. Its award-winning operations include airports throughout the United States, such as Los Angeles International Airport and Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport, as well as international airports such as Melbourne International Airport in Australia and Gatwick International Airport in London.

About Delaware North Companies
Delaware North Companies is one of the world’s leading hospitality and food service providers. Its family of companies includes Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts, Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment, Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services, Delaware North Companies Sportservice, Delaware North Companies International and Delaware North Companies Boston, owner of TD Garden. Delaware North Companies is one of the largest privately held companies in the United States with revenues exceeding $2 billion annually and 50,000 associates serving half a billion customers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. For more information, visit www.DelawareNorth.com.


Lourdes Diaz
M. Silver Associates
(954) 765-3636
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