Colorado Springs, CO (March 16, 2021) – The Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC and Levy announced today that Amy Parrott has been named the Executive Chef for Weidner Field.
A native of California, Amy pursued her interest to become a chef shortly after falling in love with a cooking position at a local bar and grill while pursuing a degree in Culinary Arts at St. Louis Community College. Upon graduating in 2010, Amy took a post-graduate position with Levy at Pepsi Center in Denver.
During eight years at the Pepsi Center, Amy began work as a catering cook for the friends and family of the team players and coaches, ultimately working her way up to Sous Chef. From there she quickly began to ascend in her culinary career. She moved into a Sous Chef role in 2013, and in 2014 was promoted to
Senior Sous Chef, followed by Banquet Chef in 2018, before relocating to the University of Colorado in Boulder.
Amy was a huge support for many events while continuing to push her career. Events included 2012 NASCAR All-Star race in Charlotte, 2012 NCAA Women’s Final Four in Denver, 2012 Microsoft Conventions in Denver and Seattle, 2013 NCAA College World Series in Omaha, 2013 NBA All-star game in Houston, 2013 Well Fargo PGA Championship, 2014 Texas A&M and Oklahoma football, 2015 Utah Jazz playoffs, 2017 opened Levi’s stadium in Santa Clara, 2019 NCAA College Football Championship and lastly, helped open the El Paso Chihuahua baseball stadium in 2020. This experience helped showcase and enhance her culinary skills at large venues and events.
Her current role brings Chef Amy to Levy as Executive Chef at Weidner Field in 2021. Here she will lead the stadium’s culinary efforts to showcase flavors from the community and create memorable experiences for guests.
About Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC
The Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC are the number one professional sports franchise in Southern Colorado and compete against 34 other US markets in the USL Championship soccer league. In May, the Switchbacks will be opening a new 8,000 seat stadium in downtown Colorado Springs as part of the City for Champions projects which include the US Olympic & Paralympic Museum, Hybl Sports Medicine & Performance Center, US Air Force Visitor Center, and Colorado College's Robson Arena.
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