Thursday, August 9, 2007

The Racing Chef

Nicky Morse is the chef for Jeg Coughlin Jr. (3 time National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) champion). This is Nicky’s sixth year with the team. I realize that being at a race track is not an affiliation that you would closely associate with fine dining. When speaking of a race track one first thinks of hamburgers, hot dogs and fries. However, I have a story idea you might be interested in.

Since racing is an all day event over the course of four days, team members do not have a chance to leave and get a nutritious meal. Jeg Coughlin Jr. has hired Nicky Morse as a full-time chef to solve that problem. Nicky Morse is from London, Ohio. He cooks lunch and dinner for anywhere between 20-30 people and travels around the country with the team from Feb.-Nov. Among other things, he has worked for a four star restaurant in Columbus, Ohio, he has cooked on the set of different shows on Country Music Television (CMT). He specializes in French and Italian-style cooking and all of his food is prepared at the track in the JEG’S customized industrial-equipped kitchen.

The NHRA POWERADE Drag Racing Series is the premier series for the sport of drag racing in the United States and is one of the most popular forms of auto racing nationwide. The 23-race, $50 million series makes 20 stops across the country including Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Atlanta, Seattle, Las Vegas, Phoenix, San Francisco, Dallas, Indianapolis, St. Louis and Denver. Thank you for your time and consideration. Click here to see the 2007 schedule.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

First episode was great!! I couldn't just bite into those crawfish!!