THE EXCLUSIVE IN HOUSE FOOD & BEVERAGE COMPANY OF CENTURYLINK FIELD
Who We Are
The Seattle Seahawks and First & Goal Inc. created First & Goal Hospitality in 2017 as a local Seattle company focused exclusively on delivering the best food experience to fans and guests at CenturyLink Field. From the start we established three pillars that serve as the foundation for all that we do – keep it local, make it high quality and do it sustainably. We are proud to deliver a first class food experience to the loudest and most passionate fans in sports.
Chef Matteo was born into a culinary family in Florence, Italy. At the age of 14, he received his initial training at a family restaurant and decided to become a chef like his grandfather, father and uncle. After graduating from Johnson & Wales University in Florida, he was hired as Executive Sous Chef at Tropicana Field in 2011 and was promoted to Executive Chef in 2014. He moved to Seattle in 2016 to work as Executive Sous Chef at CenturyLink Field, before being promoted to Executive Chef in 2019. Mirroring his Italian background, he’s found a passion for providing fresh, local, sustainable food to all fans.
EXECUTIVE SOUS CHEF
Chef Parker is a South Louisiana native and attended the Louisiana Culinary Institute. With 13 years in the culinary industry, his career has spanned through stadiums, arenas, and convention centers across the country. Chef Parker started his career in the NFL working at the Chiefs’ Arrowhead Stadium, before moving back to New Orleans to work for the Saints at the Superdome. He moved to Seattle in 2014 to work as the Executive Sous Chef for the Seattle Mariners, before joining the team at CenturyLink Field in August of 2017 as Catering Sous Chef. Parker was promoted to Executive Sous Chef for CenturyLink Field in 2019.