Globe Life Park Chef Featured This Week on Food Network

BUFFALO(Oct. 6, 2014)- Delaware North Companies Sportservice is proud to announce four of our executive chefs from Major League Baseball teams across the country will be competing in an upcoming episode of the popular Food Network series, Chopped.

The episode titled,"Big Hitters," will air Wednesday, October 8th at 8pm ET on Food Network.

Hosted by Ted Allen, each round includes a basket of ingredients that have a connection to baseball. In the first basket, the competing chefs find some typical game-day eats, including Italian sausage. Then in the second round, the chefs are pleased to see a beautiful flank steak. In the dessert round, the judges (Scott Conant, Marc Murphy and Amanda Freitag) hope that the desserts are delicious, down to the last blueberry.The four chefs must use their professional training and culinary creativity to impress the judges and avoid the dreaded chopping block.

Competitors include:

Josh Distenfeld - Delaware North Executive Chef at Oriole Park at Camden Yards for the Baltimore Orioles

Jessica Helms- Delaware North Executive Chef at Busch Stadium for the St. Louis Cardinals

James Majors - Delaware North Executive Chef at Great American Ball Park for the Cincinnati Reds

Cristobal Vazquez - Delaware North Executive Chef at Globe Life Park for the Texas Rangers

About Delaware North Companies Sportservice

Delaware North Companies Sportservice is one of the nation's leading food, beverage and retail management companies. Sportservice provides concessions, gourmet catering and fine dining operations at more than 50 professional sporting venues, entertainment complexes and convention centers across the United States and Canada. Sportservice is the provider of choice for an impressive client roster, including the World Series, the National Hockey League and Major League Baseball's All-Star games, Stanley Cup Championships and the Olympic Games. For more information, visit