National Football League (NFL) outfit the Washington Redskins have entered into a partnership with Chicago-based food services company Levy Restaurants.
The agreement will see Levy Restaurants assume responsibility for the management of all premium dining and hospitality operations at the club’s 85,000-capacity FedEx Field home stadium.
Levy’s, which has similar agreements in place with the likes of Wrigley Field and the Staples Centre, will work with the Redskins to increase the amount of local food on offer at the stadium via collaborations with DC-based chefs and producers.
Lon Rosenberg, the Redskins’ senior vice president of operations, commented: “Levy’s commitment to working with local vendors and their unparalleled approach to hospitality make them an ideal partner for the Redskins.
“Offering high quality food options that reflect the unique culinary scene of our community is a priority for us. We’re thrilled to collaborate with Levy on this mission and create exceptional game day experiences for our fans.”
Andy Lansing, the president and chief executive of Levy Restaurants, added: “Our approach to food is chef-driven and focused on collaborating with the best in the community. It’s exciting that the Redskins share this vision, and we look forward to creating dynamic food experiences for fans that highlight local flavours and ingredients.”
Levy becomes the Redskin's third premium food partner in the space of three years, succeeding Legends and R&R Catering.
The Redskins endured a difficult 2013 NFL campaign, finishing bottom of the NFC East division with a record of 3 wins and 13 defeats.