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

Cindi Avila
Institute of Culinary Education

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:

PlayerCurrent/Former team(s)
Eric AlexanderFormer (NE, JAX, CLE)
Jason AvantPHI
David CaldwellNYG
Jeff CharlestonFormer (IND, NO, TB)
Colin ColeCAR
Scott ConoverFormer (DET)
Jahri EvansNO
Chris GardockiFormer (CHI, IND, CLE, PIT)
Brian IwuhFormer (JAX, CHI)
Bradie JamesFree agent
Terrence McGeeFree agent
Tony MollFormer (GB, BLT, SD)
Brandon MooreFree agent
Babatunde OshinowoFormer (CLE, CHI)
Vincent ReyCIN
Martin RuckerFree agent
Herbert TaylorFormer (KC, DEN, GB, JAX)
Adalius ThomasFormer (BLT, NE)
Larry TripplettFormer (IND, BUF)
Christopher WhiteFormer (GB, HOU, SEA)


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About ICE
Institute of Culinary Education (ICE) is New York City’s award-winning center for culinary education. Founded in 1975, the school offers highly regarded 8 to 13 month career training programs in Culinary Arts, Pastry & Baking Arts, Culinary Management and Hospitality Management. ICE also runs the largest School of Recreational Cooking in the nation. ICE is a past winner of the International Association of Culinary Professionals' Culinary School of the Year, and an ACCSCT School of Distinction honor. More information can be found at The 45,000 sq. ft. school is located at 50 W. 23rd St. in Manhattan.

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