[...] I sometimes see guys who are supposed to watch their weight concealing pieces of fried chicken to take to their rooms to eat when none of the coaches can see what they are doing. Food is served cafeteria style with a salad bar, entrees, vegetables and desserts.
Meet Chef Corey Hayes, executive chef of the champion Pittsburgh Steelers. By Elliott Kagen Illustra 36 BOYS’ LIFE F DECEMBER 2009 ServingUpSuccess.indd 36 10/23/09 8:26 AM ef of the National Football League Kagen Illustration by Phill Flanders DECEMBER 2009 F BOYS’ LIFE 37 ServingUpSuccess.indd 37 10/23/09 8:26 AM “The whole team always shows up Food is served cafeteria style with Pi when my fried chicken and collard a salad bar, entrees, vegetables and wh greens are on the menu,” Hayes says. desserts. There are also deli meats, us “In fact, I sometimes see guys who are cheeses and “fixin’s” for players to of supposed to watch their weight con- build their own sandwiches. big cealing pieces of fried chicken to take Before the Steelers play an away sti an you name the stars to their rooms to eat when none of the game, Hayes often serves a meal that of the 2009 Super Bowl coaches can see what they are doing.” salutes the opponents’ city. He might cha mpion P it t sbu rgh prepare a gourmet shrimp recipe Steelers? Hines Ward, ahead of a game in New Orleans, ﬁsh Ben Roethlisberger or tacos when the Steelers are off to San su Troy Polamalu might come to mind. Hayes develops meal plans for the Diego or barbecue when the team will St But what about Corey Hayes? He’s a team, orders food and sees that it’s play Dallas or Houston. en Steelers champ in his own right. prepared and served right. He and Hayes is also in charge of feeding Hayes wins in the kitchen as the his ﬁve-person cooking crew do three the University of se team’s executive chef. meals on practice days—Monday, ra Wednesday, T hursday a nd
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