Sports at the Beach launch new healthy choices menu
I did have a little trouble deciding which catagory to put this in!
Restaurant consulting company Highwater Management, in partnership with Sports at the Beach, one of the largest youth baseball facilities on the East Coast, has created lighter menu options to encourage and provide a more healthful diet, satisfying both the athletes and their families.
Scott Kammerer, owner of Highwater Management, which has supplied the food and beverages at Sports at the Beach for the past four years, says attendees can now enjoy a wide array of healthy alternatives including hummus and pita chips, a vegetable sampler, a fruit and walnut salad, and frozen grapes, to name a few items.
The change is timely, in concurrence with the nation’s fight against childhood obesity along with the promotion of physical activity. “We wanted to make a positive change in people’s lives,” said Kammerer. “Originally, everyone thought kids were only going to want hot dogs and cheeseburgers, but they overwhelmingly chose these new foods.”
Dan Wheeler, director of operations of all food and beverages at Sports at the Beach, manages the facility’s dining hall and three concession stands, which serve breakfast, lunch and dinner with freshly cooked daily specials. Wheeler says he was surprised by the response received from the new menu additions. “We didn’t think it would do well at all,” he said, “But it really took off to become 20 percent of our sales.”
Sports at the Beach, founded in 2002, has grown to become the elite sports tournament site in the Mid-Atlantic region, serving more than 10,000 kids, coaches and parents from all over the country each weekend. For further information, go to www.sportsatthebeach.com.
With more than $45 million in managed food sales, partners Matt Haley and Scott Kammerer have built an impeccable reputation for Highwater Management as a premier food service and restaurant management company serving Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland and surrounding states. For more information, go to www.highwatermanagement.com.