Meet Chef Dewitt Jackson

ChefsFoxCloseup4Chef in the Classroom. He has made his Colts Famous Omelets for Fuel Up to Play 60 Summit, and he was a celebrity chef for Choppin Hunger at the Home Show 2014.  Chef is married and has 3 children.  He also said proudly “I am the Chef for the Colts!”.

Each morning he greets the players with a smile and their favorite type of omelets from a basic ham and cheese to ones that have all the veggies, meats and cheese; knowing how important breakfast is for his team!  When the chef was asked about the best part of his job, he replied “helping the players achieve their weight goals, some have to lose, some need to gain and few just need to maintain”.

What are the challenges working for the Colts?

The logistics of where to eat, because of the number of players and the size of the room, you have to be creative.  The number of people you feed daily depends on the time of year such as Off Season, Rookie Camp, Official Team Activities or Training Camp.  It keeps me on my toes!

17What is the Colt’s favorite food day?

Junk Food Friday –  the players get baked fries, baked onion rings, Chicken Wings (baked) with sauces, Burgers, Turkey burgers, Hot Dogs, Sausage and Pizza.  Friday is reward day!

Tell us a little about someone who has influenced your life and why?

Sam Brown.  Why?  He was my culinary instructor at Second Helpings when I went through their culinary program.  He has been a great mentor and friend.  Sam has told me the story of his life and that has inspired me.