The Jazzmen’s Kitchen is Coming to Delta Center
- 30 Nov 2023
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The limited-time exclusive restaurant was created by the Jazz culinary team and will serve dishes similar to those preferred by Jazz players and coaches during home games between Dec. 2-Jan. 3, 2024
SALT LAKE CITY (November 30, 2023) – Today, the Utah Jazz announced a new restaurant concept coming to Delta Center beginning Saturday, Dec. 2. The Jazzmen’s Kitchen was created by the culinary team, led by Chef Anthony Zamora, vice president of nutrition, culinary & hospitality, who, as a registered dietitian, oversees nutrition and culinary needs for Utah Jazz players and coaches. Located on the arena’s main concourse for its limited-time, four-week run, The Jazzmen’s Kitchen brings fans an opportunity to explore the types of meals Jazz players, coaches, and front office select after a long day of practice, training sessions, and on game days.
The pop-up restaurant will serve three delicious entrees with ingredients that center on lean proteins and fresh produce, including locally sourced options. Fans attending Jazz home games between Dec. 2 and Jan. 3, 2024, can visit the restaurant concession stand in the northwest side of the main concourse near portal V.
“There is a lot of interest in how Jazz athletes maintain optimal health throughout the season, and this restaurant concept is a way for fans to explore one of the most important elements of professional competition: the fuel we put in our bodies,” said Zamora. “We crafted this menu to reflect the foods our players opt for – simple ingredients prepared intentionally and made with love – and to bring food options to the arena unlike anything else available.”
The Jazzmen’s Kitchen Menu
Chilled Chicken Bowl ($14)
Koshihikari Rice, Blackened Chicken, Marinated Corn & Tomato, Avocado, Pickled Red Onion, Furikake, Aji Amarillo Aioli, Micro Cilantro, Fly by Jing Chili Crisp
Brisket Empanadas ($15)
(two empanadas per order)
Smoked Brisket and Oaxaca Cheese inside a Crispy and Flaky Empanada
Served over a bed of Frisée
Comes with a 2 oz. side of Black GarlicAioli and a 2 oz. side of Avery’s Salsa
Crispy Brussels ($11)
Fried Brussel Sprouts, Fish Caramel, Almonds, Radish
Because of how much time the team spends at Zions Bank Basketball Campus – the Jazz practice and training facility – at Delta Center, and on the road, Chef Zamora and his staff often prepare three or more meals a day for the players, coaching staff, and front office. Each meal they prepare is balanced and nutritious, but also features a variety of delicious ingredients and flavors that satisfy pallets and fuel performance and recovery.
Utah-based farms and food producers are providing locally sourced proteins and produce for the menu at The Jazzmen’s Kitchen, including Blue Tree Farms in northeastern Utah and Wasatch Meats and Backyard Urban Garden Farms in Salt Lake City.
Delta Center features a variety of other Utah-based restaurant partners including Costa Vida Mexican Grill, Spilled Milk Ice Cream, Cupbop Korean BBQ, Bon Bon Desserts & Gelato, Cubby’s, J.Dawgs, Maxwell’s Pizza, Proper Burger, Salt City Smokehouse, San Diablo Churros, Santorini’s, Swig, Totally Nutz, Chile Verde Mexican Burrito, and Honest Acai.