Vegan, sustainable menu is being rolled out at Select Savor-Managed properties in North America
Los Angeles, CA (RestaurantNews.com) ASM Global has announced a multi-year partnership with innovative plant-based food provider Wicked Kitchen to increase the selection and availability of vegan food options throughout its network of arenas, stadiums, theaters and convention centers .
The announcement establishes Wicked Kitchen, a 100% plant-based, flavor-forward global food brand, as “Preferred Plant-Based Food Partner” of ASM Global Places, and “Exclusive Plant-Based Food Provider” across all catering, suites and concessions managed by SAVOR, the industry-leading, chef-driven culinary division of ASM. Wicked Kitchen also becomes an official partner of the ASM Global Acts Foundation, the corporate social responsibility platform of ASM Global.
With the addition of this strategic partnership, ASM Global is poised to continue its trajectory to become the global leader in sustainability in the entertainment, sports and convention industry.
Featured menu items in concessions, catering and suites include a diverse range of sandwiches, sausages, burgers, pizzas, pastas, appetizers, main course and ice cream, made entirely from plant-based ingredients and packed with exceptional flavors. The chef-created menu offers appeal to a wide variety of tastes, while also the momentum of more guests, athletes and performers worldwide in search of plant-based food entices through a healthier choice and reducing the environmental footprint.
“We are proud to be part of the solution for ASM Global’s large-scale locations to achieve their sustainability goals and offer plant-based foods that appeal to everyone,” said Pete Speranza, CEO of Wicked Kitchen. “With the product variety and insights that Wicked Kitchen brings, we see this as a major game changer for the foodservice industry.”
Wicked Kitchen menu items were recently made available at the SAVOR-managed Toyota Arena in Ontario and Los Angeles’ Greek Theater, with select US-based venues participating in the initial rollout, including PayCom Arena, home of the Oklahoma Thunder, Long Beach Convention Center in California, Wintrust Arena and McCormick Place Convention Center, on the McCormick Campus in Chicago, and many more.
“This partnership between ASM Global, SAVOR and Wicked Kitchen is an integral part of ASM’s commitment to creating the most sustainable places in the world,” said Shaun Beard, SAVOR Senior Vice President. “Our plant-based food offerings will immediately increase, offering our guests more diverse choices that also have a positive impact on our planet. In addition, Wicked Kitchen’s product offering is delicious, and we are confident that all our guests, regardless of their food preference , will be drawn to these menu items.
Chef Chad Sarno, chief culinary officer and co-founder at Wicked Kitchen and a highly regarded pioneer of plant-based cuisine, applauds ASM Global and SAVOR for their commitment to sustainability by selecting plant-based foods for their locations. “We are so excited to partner with ASM Global and Savor to push the boundaries of traditional place favorites for bold-flavored plant-based offerings that are good for the planet and provide delicious options for carnivores and vegans alike,” said Sarno. “As a culinary-first brand, we are especially excited to partner and work with the incredible culinary team at SAVOR, who prioritize taste and experience for every customer.”
In addition to its recent launch into foodservice, Wicked Kitchen has the largest variety of any plant-based CPG brand in the US with a portfolio of products available in more than 8,900 retail stores in the US
SAVOR is the culinary division of ASM Global, the world’s leading producer of entertainment experiences. which spans five continents and more than 350 of the world’s most prestigious arenas, stadiums, convention and exhibition centers, and performing arts spaces. The team at SAVOR provides top-notch experiences at every event, from food preparation to beverage offerings, whether for intimate VIP experiences or banquets with over 20,000 guests. In addition to great, authentic chef-driven food, the core elements of SAVOR food vision include partnerships with local growers, producers and community members; a commitment to use antibiotic-free meat and poultry; and commitment to minimizing impact on the environment through robust sustainability, recycling and composting programs. For more information, please visit savorasmglobal.com.
Created by chefs and brothers Derek Sarno and Chad Sarno, Wicked Kitchen is on a mission to improve the lives of people and animals worldwide by inspiring the world to eat more plants. The Sarno brothers have created a pioneering, chef-driven range of delicious 100% animal-free foods that unleash the power of vegetables. Wicked Kitchen offers convenient dining solutions across multiple supermarket departments, available at Kroger stores and its banners across the US along with retailers in Finland, Thailand and the UK. offers the taste, texture and dining experience of seafood without harming the environment and marine life. For more information, visit Wickedkitchen.com. For ongoing news and updates, follow Wicked Kitchen on Facebook and Instagram.
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