A vegan and 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 vegan food selection and availability across its network of venues, stadiums, theaters and convention centers.
The announcement establishes Wicked Kitchen, a global 100% plant-based, high-flavor food brand, as the “Preferred Plant-Based Food Partner” and “Exclusive Plant-Based Food Supplier” in all hospitality, suites and ASM Global sites. Concessions managed by SAVOR, the industry leader in the culinary sector of ASM. Wicked Kitchen also becomes an official partner of the ASM Global Acts Foundation, ASM Global’s corporate social responsibility platform.
With the addition of this strategic partnership, ASM Global is poised to continue its journey to become a global leader in sustainability in the entertainment, sports and convention industry.
Featured menu items in concessions, catering and suites will include sandwiches, hot dogs, hamburgers, pizzas, pastas, appetizers, entrees and ice creams, all made with plant-based ingredients and bursting with mouth-watering flavors. The menu offerings created by the chefs appeal to a wide variety of palates, while following the impetus of more guests, athletes and performers from around the world, attracted by a healthy option and seeking plant-based foods that reduce their environmental footprint.
“We are proud to be part of ASM Global’s large-scale venue solution to meet sustainability goals and provide plant-based foods that appeal to everyone,” said Wicked Kitchen CEO Pete Speranza. “With the variety of products and the vision that Wicked Kitchen brings, we see this as a major game changer for the food industry.”
Wicked Kitchen menu items have recently been made available at the SAVOR-operated Toyota Arena in Ontario and the Greek Theater in Los Angeles, with select U.S.-based venues participating in the initial rollout, including PayCom Arena, home of the Oklahoma Thunder, Long. California Beach Convention Center, Wintrust Arena and McCormick Place Convention Center, Chicago’s McCormick Campus, and many more.
“This partnership between ASM Global, SAVOR and Wicked Kitchen is part of ASM’s commitment to establishing the world’s most sustainable places,” said Shaun Beard, SAVOR Senior Vice President. “Our plant-based food offerings will immediately expand, providing our guests with more diverse options that positively impact our planet. Additionally, Wicked Kitchen’s product offerings are delicious, and we’re confident that all of our guests, regardless of food preference, will be drawn to these menu items.” they have”.
Chef Chad Sarno, executive chef and founder of Wicked Kitchen and a widely recognized pioneer of plant-based cuisine, applauds ASM Global and SAVOR for their commitment to sustainability by choosing plant-based foods for their venues. “We’re excited to partner with ASM Global and Savor to push the boundaries of traditional local favorites with a bold, plant-based offering that’s good for the planet and offers tasty options for both meat-eaters 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 the taste and experience of every customer.”
In addition to its recent launch in foodservice, Wicked Kitchen has the largest variety of plant-based CPG brands in the U.S., with a portfolio of products available in more than 8,900 U.S. retail stores.
SAVOR is the culinary division of ASM Global, the world’s leading producer of entertainment experiences. spanning five continents and spanning more than 350 of the world’s most renowned venues, stadiums, convention and exhibition centers and performing arts venues. The team at SAVOR provides superior experiences for every event, from food preparation to beverage offerings, whether for intimate VIP experiences or banquets of over 20,000 guests. In addition to great chef-driven food, core elements of SAVOR’s food approach include partnerships with local growers, producers and community members; a commitment to antibiotic-free meat and poultry; and a dedication to minimizing impact on the environment through strong sustainability, recycling and composting programs. For more information, please visit savorasmglobal.com.
Founded by chefs and brothers Derek Sarno and Chad Sarno, Wicked Kitchen is on a mission to improve the lives of people and animals around the world by encouraging the world to eat more plants. The Sarno brothers have created a pioneering chef-led range of delicious 100% animal-free foods that unleash the power of vegetables. Wicked Kitchen offers convenient meal solutions in many supermarkets, Kroger stores and its own banners are available in the US along with retailers in Finland, Thailand and the UK. Wicked Kitchen also has Good Catch, a plant-based seafood brand created by the Sarno brothers. providing the taste, texture and eating 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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