Cleveland Indians fans can dine on new recipes developed by Food Network
The suite menus feature ala carte selections in portions serving six people. For May, the menu includes beef short rib cobbler with
Food Network, one of the most popular lifestyle networks on television, and Delaware North entered into a partnership in March to develop new menu, restaurant and retail concepts for the hospitality and food service provider's locations across
In the first phase of the multiyear agreement, Food Network’s deep team of chefs at its test kitchen in New York City have created signature dishes for suite menus as Delaware North's Sportservice division introduces the partnership to its Major League Baseball clients.
Sportservice Regional Executive Chef James Major, the principle chef at Progressive Field, is overseeing the launch in
Sportservice and Food Network are also working on developing menu items for general concessions later this year at the Chicago White Sox’
“Food Network is the brand that connects millions of people to the excitement and joy of preparing, learning about and enjoying food,” Sportservice President Rick Abramson said. “Food is a huge part of the experience that fans have at sports events, so we are thrilled to be working with Food Network to bring more exciting and delicious dishes to ballparks, stadiums and arenas around the country.”
Food Network reaches nearly 100 million
“At Food Network, we are all about feeding people’s passions in fun and interesting places,” said Sergei Kuharsky, general manager, new business enterprises at Scripps Networks, a division of Scripps Networks Interactive (SNI:NYSE), owner of Food Network. “This partnership with Delaware North Companies allows us to spread our table wider, and deepen Food Network’s relationship with viewers who have always wanted to taste what they see us serve up on TV, online and in the magazine.”
Delaware North will build and operate the concepts, while Food Network will provide training, brand standards and marketing support. All food, beverage and retail concepts developed as a result of the partnership will carry the Food Network brand.
“Food Network has the depth of culinary expertise to help us develop new and unique food and beverage concepts and experiences for the millions who dine at the special places where Delaware North operates,” Abramson said.
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.
About Food Network
FOOD NETWORK (www.foodnetwork.com) is a unique lifestyle network, website and magazine that connects viewers to the power and joy of food. The network strives to be viewers' best friend in food and is committed to leading by teaching, inspiring and empowering through its talent and expertise. Food Network is distributed to more than 98 million