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(New York, New York, January 03, 2012) – Chelsea Piers, New York’s ultimate amateur sports and entertainment complex, today announced that Stonyfield Café has signed an agreement to open the first Stonyfield Café in NYC as well as to offer a full catering menu for Chelsea Piers NY. The 3,800 square foot Stonyfield Café in NYC will open in spring of 2012. Lunch and event catering at Chelsea Piers and in the surrounding Chelsea neighborhood is available now.
"A healthy setting like Chelsea Piers is the ideal place to open the first Stonyfield Café in New York City," said Gary Hirshberg, CE-Yo of leading organic yogurt company Stonyfield. "Offering wholesome, tasty natural and organic food at Chelsea Piers is another way Stonyfield is bringing healthy food to people wherever they go."
Stonyfield Café is now offering catering for on-site events and parties as well as off-site catering. The Stonyfield Café catering menu offers healthy, organic and natural options such as fresh salads, flatbread sandwiches, soups, flatbread pizzas, desserts, and all natural birthday cakes made with organic ingredients, as well as Stonyfield organic yogurts. Chef Seigal can work to develop personalized catering options for individualized event needs.
Stonyfield Café Catering will be one of the exclusive catering partners for private events booked at Chelsea Piers. Off-site catering is also available for everything from lunch meetings to holiday or birthday parties, and delivery is available throughout the Chelsea area. To view the full Stonyfield Café New York catering menu, please visit: http://stonyfieldcafecatering.com.
Beginning in the spring, Stonyfield Café will offer customers fresh, delicious natural and organic meals served quickly in a comfortable setting by people who are passionate about great food. Executive Chef David Seigal - a veteran of Jean Georges, Bouley, and the award-winning organic wine bar The Tangled Vine – has created a menu using many ingredients sourced locally from the Hudson Valley, Long Island and Upstate New York.
Stonyfield Café will be located at the northwestern end of the Chelsea Piers complex. The northern face of the café will have an old-fashioned walk-up dairy bar for frozen yogurt, Stonyfield frozen yogurt novelty bars, parfaits and smoothies. The Café also boasts scenic views of the Hudson River and Greenway, which can be enjoyed from a second floor space that is also available for private events.
"Stonyfield and Chelsea Piers share the same healthy lifestyle values," commented Tom A. Bernstein, President, Chelsea Piers. "There couldn’t be a better location for the first Stonyfield Café in NYC and we are thrilled to join forces."
The Chelsea Piers Sports & Entertainment Complex is a 28-acre sports village built on four historic Hudson River piers. Chelsea Piers features two indoor ice rinks, a state-of-the-art golf driving range, a world-class gymnastics center, indoor playing fields and basketball courts, a 40-lane bowling center, the world’s most comprehensive sports and fitness center, restaurants, sports pro shops, Manhattan’s largest film and television production center, the most extensive marina in the city, dozens of nationally-acclaimed teachers and coaches, 1-mile public esplanade, and a landscaped waterside park.
Stonyfield Café is an environmentally committed organic and natural quick serve restaurant created by two pioneering companies in the world of healthy food for a healthy planet: Stonyfield Farm and O’Naturals. Gary Hirshberg, Stonyfield’s CE-Yo is the founder of O’Naturals. O’Naturals first opened in May, 2001 in Falmouth, Maine, and was rebranded as the Stonyfield Café in 2010. Gary came up with the idea for O’Naturals during family road trips with his wife, Meg, and three “little yogurt eaters” from feeling like a hostage to the world of junk food. His vision was to provide families with delicious, quick natural and organic meals in a comfortable setting, served by staff that was passionate about the food they were serving. For more information on Stonyfield Café, please visit www.stonyfieldcafe.com.
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