Wednesday, April 27, 2011

American Roland Food Corp. supports the Taste of Derby

American Roland Food Corp. is pleased to announce their participation in Taste of Derby. In its second year, Taste of Derby allows the nation’s top chefs and notable horse racing personalities to interact with fans in effort to fight hunger. Taking place Thursday May 5, at the Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center in Louisville, Kentucky, Taste of Derby marks the official beginning to the week’s festivities, culminating with the 137th running of the Kentucky Derby. Proceeds from the night’s event will be distributed to local and national hunger organizations where the participating chefs and racetracks are located.

In its first year, chefs represented popular thoroughbred tracks throughout the nation. Thinking outside the “track”, this year’s roster has expanded to non-traditional thoroughbred regions as chefs from Boston, San Diego, Detroit, and Minneapolis join the field. Attendees can enjoy unique wines paired with the signature dishes and meet celebrities in the thoroughbred horse racing community.

“Roland® is proud to participate in Taste of the Derby 2011 and the fight against hunger,” said Lisa Kartzman, Director of Public Relations for American Roland Food Corp. “By donating high-quality food products, Roland® is able to support a cause that we believe in.” Last year, $75,000 was raised for the Louisville, Kentucky Dare To Care Food Bank and the global World Food Programme.

American Roland Food Corp. will be providing specialty and high quality items such as white truffle oil. This premium ingredient will be featured in Kent Rathbun’s Molasses Glazed Bacon with Truffled Eggs. Chef Rathbun is representing Abacus Restaurant and Lone Star Park in Dallas, TX. Also featured are varieties of Roland’s® mustards. Chef Nancy Longo from Pierpoint Resturant, representing Pimlico Downs in Baltimore, MD, will be making a Maryland staple, the crab cake, with whole grain mustard slaw. Chef Nicolas Bour of Rancho Bernardo in San Diego, CA will serve Duck Rilletes with Foie Gras with Roland’s® Dijon mustard and toast points.

Modeled after the highly successful Taste of the NFL event, Taste of Derby was founded by renowned restaurateur and 2010 James Beard Foundation Humanitarian of the Year, Wayne Kostroski. Much like its derby companion, the original football inspired event raises and distributes money to hunger-relief groups, positively impacting the lives of families and dozens of new hunger projects.

American Roland Food Corp. is committed to the food industry. Roland®' s success is based on decades of innovations and setting trends. Making food available to those less fortunate is paramount and one of the reasons they are thrilled to be a part of the Taste of Derby.

Taste of Derby’s mission is to celebrate the cuisine of popular horse racing locations while, addressing the needs of the hungry by raising awareness and money through special events. For more information on how can get involved with the event, please go to For a complete breakdown of the chefs participating in this event go to Taste of Derby is an official event sanctioned by Churchill Downs.

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