Webster native to be Super Bowl chef

Created: 02/01/2014 11:40 AM WHEC.com
By: Justin Granit

Tens of thousands of fans will pack MetLife stadium to watch the big game in person and if they get hungry, a Webster native may be the one preparing the food they eat.

It all started for Stephen Gary at the Pufferbelly in Webster, which has since closed. From dishwasher to chef, if you want a culinary creation from Steven these days, you'll have to go to the Super Bowl.

Steven is one of six catering chefs from MetLife Stadium. He will be feeding over 80,000 people on Sunday. He says, two years of work have gone into this Super Bowl menu and it will focus heavily on New York and New Jersey cuisine.

Steven's career at MetLife began as a result of the NHL lockout. He was a Sabres chef for three years, but when the lockout hit, he came over to East Rutherford, New Jersey.

"This truly a dream come true," says Stephen. "As our chef likes to say, 'many get to plan Super Bowl parties, but very few that get to plan Super Bowls.' That's really ringing true for us this year and all six of us can't be more excited.

Stephen says being busy is nothing new for him. He works at MetLife Stadium, which is the only NFL stadium to have two different home teams -- the Giants and Jets. So he's always busy, no bye weeks for him. 

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