SUNRISE, Fla. - The Florida Panthers announced today that the club will continue the Guest Chef program for a second season in an effort to bring the flavors of the tri-county area and their superstar chefs to games. The program was created last season in conjunction with Ft. Lauderdale's Culinary Convenience for local South Florida chefs in Broward, Palm Beach and Miami Dade counties to showcase their talents in selected premium clubs at the BB&T Center.
Chef Orlando Morales of Centerplate will work with the restaurant chefs on preparing some of the restaurants signature dishes to feature in the BB&T Center's premium clubs.
The program will kick off the new season with Executive Chef Santiago Gomez of Cantina La Veinte in Miami on opening night on Thursday, Oct. 13 against the New Jersey Devils at 7:30 p.m.
The selected premium clubs at the BB&T Center will showcase various renowned culinary delights throughout the season from each chef's restaurant. Unlimited wine, beer, sodas and bottled water are offered as part of each club's package.
Chefs participating in the program this year include:
Thursday, Oct. 13 vs. New Jersey: Santiago Gomez of Cantina La Veinte in Miami
Thursday, Oct. 20 vs. Washington Capitals: Jim Pastor of Rusty Pelican in Key Biscayne
Tuesday, Nov. 1 vs. Boston Bruins: Michael B. Jacobs of Lux Gourmet Buffet
Monday, Nov. 7 vs. Tampa Bay Lightning: Jonathan Garr of Brass Tap
Thursday, Nov. 10 vs. San Jose Sharks: Julio Martinez of Brimstone
Tuesday, Nov. 22 vs. Philadelphia Flyers: George Patti of M.E.A.T Eatery and Taproom
Thursday, Dec. 8 vs. Pittsburgh Penguins: Robbyns Martinez of ROK Burger in Fort Lauderdale
Saturday, Dec. 10 vs. Vancouver Canucks: Broward Schools Culinary Competition
Thursday, Dec. 29 vs. Montreal Canadiens: Tara Abrams of Himmarshee Public House in Fort Lauderdale
Saturday, Jan. 7 vs. Boston Bruins: Toby Joseph of Wild Sea Oyster Bar and Grille
Friday, Jan. 13 vs. New York Islanders: Louie Bossi of Louie Bossi in Ft. Lauderdale
Thursday, Jan. 26 vs. Tampa Bay Lightning: Baron Skorish and Bryes Statham of Blue Moon Fish Company in Fort Lauderdale
Friday, Feb. 3 vs. Anaheim Ducks: Jaime Diaz of Taco Craft
Sunday, Feb. 26 vs. Ottawa Senators: Andres Avayu of Piccolo Ristorante in Ft. Lauderdale
Tuesday, March 7 vs. NY Rangers: Paul Riso of Diplomat Golf and Tennis Club
The Florida Panthers open the regular season at the BB&T Center on Oct. 13 against the New Jersey Devils. Full and partial ticket packages are now available that include flexible payment plans. In addition, single game suites and group pricing are available for the 2016-17 season. Please call (954) 835- PUCK (7825) or visit FloridaPanthers.com/TicketCentral to purchase your ticket plan.