Friday, January 28, 2011

American Roland Food Corp. supports the Taste of the NFL “Party with a Purpose”

American Roland Food Corp. is excited to announce their participation in The Taste of the NFL. Held annually on the night before the big game, the Taste of the NFL brings together the nation’s top chefs, NFL players, and hundreds of volunteers to show over 3,500 guests a Texas “big time” in an effort to give hunger the boot! This year, The Taste of the NFL XX will be held at the Fort Worth convention center. American Roland Food Corp is a proud partner, donating time, product, and support to the participating chefs. Proceeds from the night’s event go directly to food banks around the country.

Each year the Taste of the NFL hosts 32 chefs as representatives from the NFL cities, pairing food and wine for thousands of food and football fans. Guests can get their pictures taken with current and past NFL players and sample spectacular dishes from their favorite chefs around the country. Over the past twenty years, over ten million dollars have been donated to hunger relief organizations across the United States. This year a portion of the proceeds will go directly to the food banks in Fort Worth, in addition to proceeds being distributed to each NFL city’s Feeding America affiliated food bank.

This year marks the 20th anniversary bringing back past chefs who have participated in this important event. Celebrity Chefs Tom Colicchio, Susan Goss, Robert Del Grande, Susan Spicer, Todd English, Stephan Pyles, and Nancy Silverton along with NFL greats Jan Stenerud, Bobby Mitchell, Floyd Little, Tommy Nobis, and Bob Lurtsema are joining Miss America 2011 for this “Party with a Purpose.”

“Roland® is delighted to participate in Taste of the NFL this year,” said Lisa Kartzman, Director of Public Relations for American Roland Food Corp. “We have supported hunger related causes for years and welcome the opportunity to reach more people in need through this wonderful event.”

American Roland Food Corp. is pleased to be providing specialty and high quality items such as the Roland® staple, whole artichokes. These artichokes are being featured in a blue corn crusted artichoke dish the chefs and players will dine on at the VIP event the night before the Taste. We are also excited to have Roland® product in the hands, and on the plates, of the many talented chefs cooking at the big event on Saturday. Also being highlighted is Roland® almond paste in Spiced Wisconsin Cranberry Broth with Crispy Walnut Cranberry Turnover & Maple Cream by Roland® chef ambassador and James Beard award winning chef, Sanford D’Amato. D’Amato, the chef representing Green Bay and “the Pack,” says “as chefs we are constantly getting charity requests. Since I make a living cooking and selling food, it is only natural to give back by feeding people. Nothing makes us happier. It is only right that we chefs raise money to stop hunger.”

As a company, American Roland Food Corp. is committed to the food industry and our success is based on decades of innovations and setting trends. We are committed to making food available to those less fortunate, which is one of the reasons we are thrilled to be a part of the Taste of the NFL and supporting the fight to end hunger!

The Taste of the NFL’s mission is to address the needs of the hungry and homeless by raising awareness and money through special events. For more information on how you can get involved please go to And for a complete list of the talented chefs participating in this event go to

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1 comment:

specialty food importer said...

Congrats to Sandy D'Amato the Green Bay chef representative at The taste of the NFL and one of our favorite Roland chefs!