Chef/owner Josh Henderson’s prolific Huxley Wallace Collective restaurant group recently added a new project to its seemingly very-full plate. The group will collaborate with First & Goal Hospitality to bring some new dining options to CenturyLink Field (home of the Seattle Seahawks football team and last year’s men’s soccer champions, Seattle Sounders), CenturyLink Event Center, and WaMu Theater.
Among the forthcoming updates is a new location of Huxley Wallace’s grab-and-go rotisserie chicken restaurant, Poulet Galore, inside CenturyLink. The restaurant’s first location opened on Westlake Avenue in September, and its stadium outpost will serve a similar menu of all things poultry: rotisserie chicken, chicken sandwiches, and chicken wings.
Henderson and CenturyLink Field executive chef Michael Johnson will partner on a new Chef’s Council, a group of “up-and-coming local chefs who will make recommendations for and contribute to the menus for catering, concessions, and suites at the stadium, event center, and WaMu Theater,” according to a release.
Another element of the partnership will involve a marketplace on the stadium’s main concourse that features dishes from established and newer Seattle chefs in an effort to bring some local flavor to the Clink.
Henderson isn’t the first big-name Seattle chef to help improve concessions for Seattle sports fans. Last year, chef John Howie brought versions of his Seastar Restaurant and Beardslee Public House to CenturyLink; meanwhile, chef Ethan Stowell ensures the home of Major League Baseball team the Seattle Mariners, Safeco Field, competes at a high level in the dining department.
Huxley Wallace Collective is hot off last week’s opening of Kiki Ramen, a replacement for its defunct Mexican-inspired South Lake Union eatery, Bar Noroeste. The ramen restaurant opened February 29.