A “celebrity chef” in the common parlance would mean a food critic who specializes in reviewing food for popular and famous athletes in professional sports. A celebrity chef in the more common parlance means someone who has been professionally trained in preparing foods for athletes in various sports, including ice hockey, American football, basketball, baseball and soccer.
It is a relatively new field, but one with which many people are lining up because of the benefits and extreme enjoyment one gets by consuming great tasting foods prepared by well-trained chefs. Here are a few famous athletes from Maryland who have used a “celebrities chef” to prepare their meals:
Ravens Running Back
The Baltimore Ravens are among the NFL teams that have used a “chef” to prepare their players’ meals. The team’s chef, Craig Pais, has won rave reviews from his fans and colleagues for his creativity and passion.
He is credited for always making sure that his players’ diet fits the needs and requirements of the training program. His specialty is preparing entrees that are both nutritious and enjoyable.
IA Maryland Terrapin Club
The Maryland Terrapin Club has several professional and student sections. Each has its own menu, which changes frequently to stay in step with the club’s meal program. The chef for the student section is Craig Pais, who also serves as the team’s photographer and videographer.
He is also responsible for coordinating travel arrangements and arranging lodging for team guests. The Terrapin Club has a website.
IA Maryland Orioles
The Baltimore Orioles are among those teams that rely on a renowned gourmet chef, including the stadium’s own concession stand at Camden Yards. According to the Orioles’ official website, the concession stand, called the Amtrak Taste of baseball, offers a variety of concession items, such as peanuts and jerk, peanut butter and jelly, popcorn, pretzels, shakes, corned beef and corn, and much more.
On the food selection portion, they include a Maryland Terrapin Crab Casserole, Blueberry Walnut Soup, Canadian bacon & prime rib, chicken nachos, macaroni and cheese, and the fried green tomatoes. The Baltimore Sun’s sports section called the Sun Report calls the Amtrak Taste of baseball “one of the most impressive” in the league.
IA Texas Rangers
The Texas Rangers is the only North American pro baseball team that does not have a restaurant. Despite that, they do have a restaurant located in the parking lot behind home plate, called the Dallas Restaurant. This fine dining restaurant serves lunch and dinner during the season and also offers special promotions and discounts for its fans.
On special occasions, the Dallas Restaurant offers special orders, such as an authentic Cajun meal, or the Texas BBQ Brisket, that consists of brisket, collard greens, and spicy potato-based dip.
IL Chicago Cubs
If there is someone you love to eat out of town, it is almost guaranteed that their favorite restaurant will be in Chicago, IL. For example, Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs baseball team, is located in Chicago, IL. There are many restaurants there that serve Chicago style pizza, including places like the Fat Tuesday Pizza and Apple pie Restaurant.
Wrigley Field also serves concession stands, including one called the Chicago Chop House, which serves up a traditional dining service with delectable chef-created meals for all of its guests.
IL Atlanta Falcons
The Georgia Dome serves as the home of the Atlanta Falcons football team. If you happen to be in Atlanta while the game is in progress, you can step inside the stadium and into the home of the Georgia Dome. Of course, if you do not live in the Peach State, you can still stop in at Eagle Dining Car in downtown Atlanta.
Eagle Dining Car serves authentic comfort food, sandwiches, salads, and pasta. This Atlanta restaurant has two locations: One located within the Atlanta Business Center, and one on 33rd Street, in the heart of the Midtown area.
Whether you love sports, you like history, or you just want to be close to the area’s culture, an Atlanta hotel or apartment can give you the resources you need to see the sights that have made this city famous. Take a break and stop by the Eagle Dining Car on your way to the game, or enjoy a comfortable and unique meal right outside your window. Choose from a wide menu that features Atlanta favorites like the peanut butter and banana jam sandwich, or enjoy the classic brunch with eggs sunny side up.