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NFL Players to Participate in Hospitality & Culinary Management Workshop at ICE

By: Cindi Avila
April 19, 2013

New York, NY (April 18, 2013) – Twenty-one NFL players – 12 former players and nine active players including five Pro Bowlers JAHRI EVANS (New Orleans), CHRIS GARDOCKI (retired), TERRENCE MC GEE (free agent), BRANDON MOORE (free agent) and ADALIUS THOMAS (retired) – will take part in the new NFL Hospitality & Culinary Management Workshop on May 6 at the Institute of Culinary Education, New York City’s leading authority in culinary hospitality education.

The workshop introduces participants and their spouses to the fundamental skills required for success in the hospitality and culinary industries covering topics ranging from getting started in the industry, developing a winning business concept, trends in the food industry, the economics of hospitality and culinary management, managing product and staff, and maximizing return on investment.

Participants will engage in interactive workshops and lectures before concluding the class with a hands-on cooking demonstration.

Keynote speaker HOWARD GREENSTONE, CEO of national chain Rosa Mexicano, will offer an insider’s perspective on the challenges and opportunities related to working in the hospitality or culinary industry.

With the longer offseason, NFL Player Engagement offers current and former players 10 training programs for post-NFL careers. Player enrollment criteria include a demonstrated interest and aptitude for business, essays, and NFL playing experience.

Following are the NFL players participating in the NFL Hospitality & Culinary Management Workshop:

Player Current/Former team(s)

Eric Alexander, Former (NE, JAX, CLE)
Jason Avant, PHI
David Caldwell, NYG
Jeff Charleston, Former (IND, NO, TB)
Colin Cole, CAR
Scott Conover, Former (DET)
Jahri Evans, NO
Chris Gardocki, Former (CHI, IND, CLE, PIT)
Brian Iwuh, Former (JAX, CHI)
Bradie James, Free agent
Terrence McGee, Free agent
Tony Moll Former, (GB, BLT, SD)
Brandon Moore, Free agent
Babatunde Oshinowo, Former (CLE, CHI)
Vincent Rey, CIN
Martin Rucker, Free agent
Herbert Taylor, Former (KC, DEN, GB, JAX)
Adalius Thomas, Former (BLT, NE)
Larry Tripplett, Former (IND, BUF)
Christopher White, Former (GB, HOU, SEA)

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Dan Masonson, NFL
(212) 450-2081

Cindi Avila, Institute of Culinary Education
(212) 847-0703

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