The Sacramento Kings say the "Farm To Fork" movement will be a big part of the meals served at the new arena downtown.
The Kings say 90-percent of the food served at the new arena will come from within 150-mile radius of Sacramento.
Michael Tuohy of LowBrau and Block Butcher Bar will serve as the arena's executive chef. He says there is a lot of work to do in preparation for the arena's opening night.
"The time for me to come on board is really now to start laying the groundwork for designing the kitchen, finalizing the plans for that, laying out the operations for the type of restaurants that are going to be in there, and then really sourcing all the products, which is what I do. I'm local and I know all the local farms and where to find everything. That's what I do... besides cook."
The Kings announced a deal with Legends Hospitality to manage the team's food and beverage services. Local restaurant owners Patrick Mulvaney, Randy Paragary and Randall Selland will be on an arena food advisory council.
Local restaurants will supply some of the food sold at the arena during Kings games and other events. The arena is scheduled to open in 2016.
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