September 16, 2014

AT&T Stadium to see significant culinary changes

New culinary offerings at AT&T StadiumTexas Culinary school students should be pleased with what they find if they head down to AT&T stadium to take in America’s team at any point this football season. According to the Star Telegram, the venue that plays host to the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League has teamed up with a handful of experts from around the culinary community to revitalize its concession offerings.

The Telegram reports that Orazio La Manna, an executive chef with the revered Legends Hospitality Group, an organization that owns and manages restaurants in the Southwest, was integral in the revitalization of the menu. Working in tandem with the stadium directors of food and beverage as well as several local chefs, La Manna added several inventive new items to the menu. Among the standout selections available this football season are a fire roasted turkey burger with chili pepper hot sauce and an apple vinaigrette slaw as well as chicken and waffles featuring pecan maple mayonnaise and onion rings. Not exactly what you’d expect to see coming out of the kitchens at a football stadium. According to La Manna, however, more and more professional sports venues are answering the call for gourmet food.

“The palate is getting more sophisticated. Let’s be honest,” said La Manna speaking with the Telegram. “The hype [around new flavors and inventive dishes] is getting that much better.”

Whether or not that may be the case, AT&T Stadium is certainly set up with the proper equipment to provide new and exciting dishes. The venue features 12 separate kitchens and- on any given game day- nearly 200 different chefs are busy at work within the interior of the building.