LOS ANGELES (Sept. 26, 2013) – The 2013 Breeders' Cup, the premier event in international horse racing, has selected Wolfgang Puck Catering to serve its innovative, seasonal cuisine to nearly 5,000 VIP attendees on November 1 and 2 at the World Championships at Santa Anita Park. Guests in the Trackside Marquee, Frontrunner, Sierra Vista, Trophy Lounge, and the newly-renovated Chandelier Room areas will have the opportunity to enjoy a wide array of delicious dishes for lunch and afternoon snacks crafted by Wolfgang Puck and his award-winning team of chefs.
“As a longtime fan and supporter of the Breeders' Cup, I'm excited to have Wolfgang Puck join me in celebrating this year's World Championships. There are so many elements that make this event classy and exciting, from the stunning mountain backdrop at Santa Anita, to the sophisticated attire of our guests, to the showmanship of the horses and their jockeys, and now the beautifully catered lunch spread that Wolfgang and his chefs will be preparing,” said Breeders' Cup Ambassador Bobby Flay.
“This is the first time we have been engaged at a major horse racing event, and we are truly honored to work with the Breeders' Cup team in creating a memorable weekend of fine dining and fun for their guests,” said Wolfgang Puck. “I can't wait to come to Santa Anita Park to take in the races and help prepare an incredible culinary experience that Breeders' Cup attendees can relish.”
“We are thrilled to be working with Wolfgang and his talented team on creating a gourmet dining environment in our VIP areas at the 2013 World Championships,” said Breeders' Cup President and CEO Craig Fravel. “We're delighted to have a chef of Wolfgang's caliber involved in designing a menu for the races, so our guests are in for a real treat. Wolfgang Puck Catering's attention to detail and hospitality will genuinely enhance everyone's experience at the track this year.”
Menu highlights include a buffet of fall-inspired farm fresh salads and vegetable sides, modern takes on entrées such as Slow Braised Short Rib with Whole Grain Mustard and Caramelized Shallot Glaze, Grilled New York Steak with Bordelaise and Brussels Sprout Leaves, Black Truffle Chicken Pot Pie with Baby Vegetables, and Miso Glazed Salmon with Carrot Ginger Purée. Dessert options include Butterscotch Pudding with Burnt Rosemary Marshmallow, Warm Chocolate Truffle Cake with Whipped Cream, Hot Cherry Turnover with Vanilla Cinnamon Sugar, and Lime Cheesecake Pops with Spiced Graham Crackers. The Frontrunner and Chandelier Rooms will also feature a market-fresh Sushi and Seafood Action Station with items such as Pacific Jumbo Prawns, Maine Lobsters, and oysters shucked to order, along with an artisanal Antipasti and Cheese Station that includes a wide arrangement of charcuterie, roasted vegetables, dried fruits and imported and domestic cheeses.
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The 30th running of the Breeders' Cup will be televised live by the NBC Sports Network. The Breeders' Cup has become the culmination of the thoroughbred-racing season, and attracts the best horses, trainers and owners from across the globe. This prestigious international event consists of 14 races with purses and awards totaling more than $27 million. Tickets can still be purchased at www.breederscup.com.
About Breeders' Cup
The Breeders' Cup administers the Breeders' Cup World Championships, Thoroughbred racing's year-end Championships. The Breeders' Cup also administers the Breeders' Cup Challenge qualifying series, which provides automatic starting positions into the Championships races. The 2013 Breeders' Cup World Championships, consisting of 14 races and purses totaling $27 million will be held Nov. 1-2 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., and will be televised live by the NBC Sports Network. Breeders' Cup press releases appear on the Breeders' Cup Web site, www.breederscup.com. You can also follow the Breeders' Cup on social media platforms Facebook, Twitter and YouTube
About Wolfgang Puck Catering
Founded in 1998 by renowned Chef Wolfgang Puck, CEO Carl Schuster and Chef Matt Bencivenga, Wolfgang Puck Catering continues to set the standard for culinary excellence, bringing our team's legendary combination of innovative cuisine and refined service to the worlds' most renowned and demanding corporate, cultural and entertainment settings. Delivering a restaurant-quality experience in a special event setting, Wolfgang's experienced team caters intimate weddings, convention galas, family occasions, and such noteworthy events as the Academy Awards® Governors Ball. In keeping with Wolfgang's culinary passion, Wolfgang's Eat, Love, Live™ (WEL™) philosophy is a commitment to provide fresh, natural and organic ingredients and celebrate local farmers, sustainable seafood and humanely treated animals.
WPC is part of Compass Group North America, based in Charlotte NC, the leading foodservice management and support services company with $12 billion USD in revenues in 2012. With over 500,000 associates worldwide, its parent company, UK-based Compass Group PLC had revenues of £16.9 billion in the fiscal year ending September 30, 2012.
WPC currently provides catering services at entertainment and cultural centers in major markets including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Dallas, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Atlanta. For additional information, visit www.wolfgangpuck.com.