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Is Garces Bringing In a Ringer?

Garces and Vetri at 2009's Turkey Bowl
Garces and Vetri at 2009's Turkey Bowl Photo: Marc Vetri

In the run-up to last year’s Turkey Bowl, the annual football game between Jose Garces, Marc Vetri and their respective staffs, the Iron Chef told Grub Street he had a secret weapon; a server who played division one football in college. Now it seems as if Garces is tapping the Eagles for a leg up in this year’s bout. Dan Gross reports that defensive tackle Trevor Laws will join Garces in the kitchen at Amada to learn first hand how to cook some of the restaurant’s dishes. Apparently he’s a huge fan. The culinary lesson will be taped by the Eagles Television Network and aired at the Linc during home games. We suspect that it’s only a matter of time until Garces announces that he’s hiring Laws and will place him in his starting lineup for the big Thanksgiving Day game. Look out Vetri, the Iron Chef is bringing in the big guns. [Daily News]

Earlier: Vetri and Garces Up the Ante for This Year’s Turkey Bowl

Is Garces Bringing In a Ringer?