James Beard Award-winner Tim McKee’s primacy in the state’s culinary pantheon is well established, but not even Minnesota’s resident super-chef can cook for 3,000 people on his own.
That’s why he has assembled a team of Parasole all-stars to help him represent Minnesota at the Taste of the NFL’s 23rd annual Party with a Purpose fundraiser to combat hunger in America, taking place on February 1 at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal Pier 12, New York.
The Parasole delegation will consist of:
- Tim McKee – vice president, Culinary Development, Parasole Restaurant Holdings
- Josh Hill – executive chef, Manny’s Steakhouse
- Steve Hesse – executive chef, Uptown Cafeteria
- Tyge Nelson – executive chef, Chino Latino
“Chefs from other NFL cities will participate as well, so we’re only responsible for one dish – albeit 3,000 of them,” says McKee. The Parasole team will serve their version of Veal Oscar, a fine dining classic featuring sautéed veal, topped with crabmeat and a truffled Hollandaise.
Taste of the NFL was founded by Minneapolis restaurateur Wayne Kostroski in 1992 when Minnesota hosted Super Bowl XXVI. Created to raise awareness and funds for hunger relief in America, the organization is known for its annual premier Super Bowl party pairing renowned chefs from each NFL market with current, alumni, and Hall of Fame players.