As it has during the last several years, Delaware North had arguably the most well-equipped hospitality tent at the June 25 J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge, a 3½-mile road race at Buffalo’s Delaware Park featuring more than 375 Western New York businesses.
The Delaware North Sportservice culinary team from nearby Ralph Wilson Stadium – home of the NFL’s Buffalo Bills – rolled out a spread that included chili-crusted salmon, char-grilled hot dogs, marinated grilled chicken breast, salad, whole fruit, cold-roasted tomato-basil soup and grilled vegetables with an aged balsamic reduction. Dessert, meanwhile, included strawberry shortcake, assorted cookies and brownies and a sliced fruit platter.
“I am really proud of how our team once again stepped up and provided a top-rate feast for our runners,” Delaware North’s executive chef at Ralph Wilson Stadium, Andy Altomare, said. “Executive Sous Chef Jon Wilson put together a terrific menu, and everyone really seemed to enjoy it.”
UPDATE: As for the run itself, Ron Stasio had Delaware North's best time, crossing the finish line at 24:17. It was previously reported that Ian Kaminski had the company's best time; per Kaminski, however, his race chip malfunctioned — boosting his time by a few minutes.
Photo Caption: From left to right are Food and Beverage Manager Alan Almeter, Suites Manager Dan Thomas, Executive Chef Andy Altomare, Operations Manager Ji Nadolski, Alana Radon, Matt Hegel, Mark Pitcher, Executive Sous Chef Jon Wilson, Colin Yohe, Ron Adams, Samuel Seay, Gale Bohn, Roseanne Ingrao and Sous Chef Craig Landseadel.