Marquette Park Pavillion presents new caterer with “Meet the Chef”

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Chef James Sanders

Marquette Park Pavilion, one of the premier venues in the Midwest for special events and posh affairs will present its new exclusive caterer to the community in a meet & greet this weekend. A “Meet The Chef” event will be held at the Pavilion on Friday, February 5, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Late last year the City of Gary Parks Department released its bid package for a new caterer at Marquette Park Pavilion following the contract expiration with the former caterer. The Parks Department reached out to several local established food businesses and caterers encouraging response to the bid. After a rigorous and highly competitive selection process, Fuze Catering and Events, featuring Chef James Sanders, will bring a continually evolving menu that incorporates flavors from cultures worldwide to Marquette Park. Fuze was one of three vendors responding to the bid.

Executive Manager, Tiffany Merrills says, “We are excited about the unique culinary experience that Chef Sanders is bringing not only to Marquette Park Pavilion but to the City of Gary. Along with outstanding food quality and food selections, we were impressed by his humble nature and humble beginnings.”Chef James Sanders working

Chef Sanders describes his passion for cooking…“My passion for cooking did not begin like many chefs: cooking cakes and pies in the kitchen with Granny. I grew up in a working class family in East St. Louis, where both parents worked outside the home. While I appreciated the quality environment and education my parents worked so hard to provide, I soon became tired of the same (though hot and healthy) mundane meal my often exhausted mom prepared for me four days out of the week. At the tender age of 8, my father spoke great words of wisdom into me, “Don’t ever depend on a woman to cook for you.” Those words awakened my call and I have been cooking ever since.”

The community is invited to meet Chef Sanders and the staff, and to partake in “a taste of Fuze” on Friday. Fuze Catering has more than 30 years combined experience of providing quality service and delicious food.

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