Kansas City restaurant owners partner in Now stadium

Kansas City, Mo. – The Kansas City Current is partnering with local restaurant owners to shape food and beverage options at the team’s new stadium.

The team has named Colby and Megan Garrelts, owner of Rye, as chef-partners. The two, who have restaurants in Leawood and Kansas City, will consult on the stadium’s food and beverage offerings to “create classic dishes that Kansas City residents know and love.”

The Garrelts are both award-winning chefs: Colby won the 2013 James Beard Foundation’s Best Chef Midwest award and more. Megan was a James Beard semifinalist for Outstanding Pastry Chef. Both have had their work featured in national publications such as Bon Appetit, the Wall Street Journal and more.

“We are beyond excited to work with Megan and Colby,” said current KC owner Angie Long said in a statement.

“The food story is an important part of our stadium and in addition to the great football games and events, we want the food and beverage experience to be the reason people come to our stadium. Megan and Colby represent everything we want in a couple: commitment for excellence, forward thinking and rooted in the Midwest.

The Current will break ground on their new stadium in Kansas City’s Berkley Riverfront Park this Thursday. It will be the first stadium built for a professional women’s team.

More than 60% of the designers and engineers working on the stadium are women. The new renderings show an updated look at what fans can expect to see when heading to the Riverfront to cheer on the Now.

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