KeyBank Guest Chef Program

More than ever it is important that we support local independent food entrepreneurs. That is why KeyBank, Pacers Sports & Entertainment & Levy have partnered with local chefs who are part of the eclectic culinary experience that makes Indianapolis a national food hub!

During select games of the 2024 Fever season, guest chefs will showcase their signature dishes at The Kitchen stand located on the Main Concourse of Gainbridge Fieldhouse (Section 17). Fans will have the opportunity to experience Indy’s amazing local food cultures and flavors!

2024 Fever Featured Chefs:

Chef Michael McFarland - Smokin’ Barrel Barbeque


Chef Michael McFarland

Chef Turon Cummings - Soul Kantina


Chef Turon Cummings

2023-24 Pacers Featured Chefs:

Chef Monica Douglas - Ummi's Table

Chef Monica Douglas

Chef Carmen - Tortilla Mexican Food


Chef Carmen Jimenez

  • Restaurant: Tortilla Mexican Food
  • Social Media: Instagram
  • Featured Games: March 7, 13, 16, 18, April 26 + 28, May 2
  • Signature Dishes:
    • Steak Tacos
    • Chicken Tacos

Chef Michael McFarland - Smokin’ Barrel Barbeque


Chef Michael McFarland

  • Restaurant: Smokin' Barrel Barbeque
  • Social Media: Facebook | Instagram
  • Location: 2316 S German Church Rd
  • Featured Games: March 29, April 1, plus NCAA Men's March Madness First and Second Rounds on March 22 & 24
  • Signature Dishes:
    • Smoked beef brisket tacos
    • Loaded brisket spud

Chef Shawn Bartlett - Kitchen Ego Catering


Chef Shawn Bartlett

Chef Aries Crowell - The Zodiac Chef


Chef Aries Crowell

  • Restaurant: The Zodiac Chef
  • Social Media: Facebook | Instagram
  • Featured Games: February 2, 6, 8
  • Signature Dishes:
    • Bacon Jam Sliders
    • Mot Your Mommas Spinach Dip

Chef Eric Bankhead Jr – CookedByEj


Chef Eric Bankhead Jr.

  • Restaurant: CookedByEj
  • Social Media: Instagram | TikTok
  • Featured Games: January 10, 23, 25, 26, 28
  • Signature Dishes:
    • Tomato Soup with Garlic Crostini
    • Cobb Chopped Salad Sandwich
    • Veggie Chopped Salad Sandwich 

Chef Turon Cummings - Soul Kantina


Chef Turon Cummings

Chef Pierre Blais - EZ Taste


Chef Pierre Blais

  • Restaurant: EZ Taste
  • Featured Games: December 30
  • Location: 1545 N Post Rd Indianapolis IN 46219 
  • Signature Dishes:
    • Soup Jaoumou: traditional Haitian soup with beef, squash, and pasta
    • Fritay: traditional platter of taro fritters, fried pork & plantains
    • Classic Haitian Rice and Beans: with chicken, plantains, and spicy slaw

Chef Ron Gilmore - 1313 Eatery


Chef Ron Gilmore

  • Restaurant: 1313 Eatery
  • Social Media: Facebook | Instagram
  • Location: 4602 E 10th St
  • Featured Games: November 27, December 16, 18, 20, 23
  • Signature Dishes:
    • Fried cinnamon sugar biscuits with local apple butter
    • Signature Grippo's dusted wings
    • Wings & waffles with sweet maple drizzle

Chef Karyn Lander - Purely Joy LLC


Chef Karyn Lander

  • Restaurant: Purely Joy LLC
  • Social Media: Instagram
  • Location: Coffee shop at Indy's Kitchen - 2442 Central Ave
  • Featured Games: November 19, 22, 24, 26, and KISS on November 25
  • Signature Dish:
    • Signature Dirty Rice topped with choice of Chimichurri Steak Bites, Sweet Chili Chicken, Bang Bang Shrimp and served with Brown Butter Cornbread

Chef Brittany Moore - KRAB HEAD


Chef Brittany Moore

  • Restaurant: KRAB HEAD
  • Social Media: Facebook | Instagram
  • Featured Games: November 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, plus P!NK on November 7
  • Signature Dishes:
    • Veggie Gumbo
    • Chicken & Sausage Gumbo
    • Chicken & Sausage Gumbo with Shrimp
    • Signature Shrimp Boil: Poached Shrimp, Potatoes, Corn and Spicy Sausage tosssed with Herb Butter or Spicy Herb Butter

Chef Myka Gurvitz - Eve's Garden Deli


Chef Myka Gurvitz

  • Restaurant: Eve's Garden Deli
  • Social Media: Facebook | Instagram | X
  • Location: 6310 Oaklandon Rd
  • Featured Games: October 16, 20, 25, 30
  • Signature Dishes:
    • Dejhan's "Silly" Potato - Jumbo baked potato loaded with chicken, spinach, fried egg, tomato, onions, Eve's sauce, and sour cream.
    • Mykail's Turkey Sandwich - Shaved turkey, gouda cheese, Eve's sauce, lettuce, and tomato on a Hawaiian bun

2022-23 Pacers Featured Chefs: 

Chef Carla Daniels - Mambo's Cheesesteak Grill

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Chef Carla Daniels

Chef Natasha Bledsoe - Tastys by Tasha

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Chef Natasha Bledsoe

Chef Deja Austin - Deja'Vu Kitchen


Chef Deja Austin

Chef Juszina Maria - Classy Diva Catering & Gourmet Meal Prep


Chef Juszina Maria

Chef Gibson - Gip Got Tips


Chef Gibson

  • Restaurant: Gip Got Tips BBQ Co.
    • 2073 N Emerson 

      Indianapolis, IN 46218 

    • Curbside pickup only: 317-258-1447

  • Social Media: FB: @GipGotTips, IG: @GipGotTips
  • Signature Dish:
    • Hand-sliced Rib Tips
    • Smoked Chicken Salad

Chef Geldar Jeanbaptiste - Samosa N Sauce


Chef Geldar Jeanbaptiste

Chef Dale Gant - Chef Dale's Kitchen


Chef Dale Gant

Chef Lance George - Comdia


Chef Lance George

Chefs Juanita & Tony Coleman - J & J A Taste of Home Catering

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Chefs Juanita & Tony Coleman

Chef Tasha Claytor - TStreet Eatz

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Chef Tasha Claytor

  • Restaurant: TStreet Eatz
    • 222 E Market St. Indianapolis Indiana 46204 

      Inside of City Market Downtown Indianapolis 

  • Social Media: FB: @tstreeteatzindy, IG: @tstreeteatzindy
  • Signature Dish:
    • Grilled Chicken Alfredo
    • Nola's Cajun Pasta
    • Southern Banana Pudding

Chef Vikki Massie - Savory Catering

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Chef Vikki Massie

  • Restaurant: Savory Catering
    • 317.809.0838- Catering Inquiries
    • 317.698.9585- D’ssert Inquiries
  • Social Media: IG: @savorycateringllc and @dssert_and_co
  • Signature Dish:
    • Short Rib Poutine
    • Maple Bourbon Bacon Sticks
    • Lemon Pepper & Honey Glazed Chicken Wings

Chef Phillip Guy - Guy's Cooking Creation

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Chef Phillip Guy

Chef Kenneth Hardiman Jr. - Forked Up Catering

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Chef Kenneth Hardiman Jr.

2021-22 Pacers Featured Chefs: 

Chef Gibson - Gip Got Tips


Chef Gibson

  • Restaurant: Gip Got Tips BBQ Co.
    • 2073 N Emerson 

      Indianapolis, IN 46218 

    • Curbside pickup only: 317-258-1447

  • Social Media: FB: @GipGotTips, IG: @GipGotTips
  • Signature dish: 
    • Smoked Chicken Salad Croissant with lettuce, tomato and American cheese, served with kettle chips

    • Signature Hand Sliced Rib Tips served over white bread with coleslaw and sweet BBQ sauce on the side.

Chef Monique & Chef Kara - Taste of Innova


Chef Monique & Chef Kara

  • Restaurant: Taste of Innova Wings + Greens
  • Website:
  • Social Media:
    • FB: Taste of Innova Wings + Greens 
    • IG: @tasteofinnova
    • TW: @TasteofInnova
  • Website :
  • Signature dish: 
    • Menu Items: Innova Traditional Wings / Sweet Heat / African Pepper + Zest / Innova Greens with Smoked Turkey

Chef Que - The Missing Brick


  • Restaurant: The Missing Brick
  • Social Media: FB & IG @TheMissingBrickIndy
  • Signature dish: 
    • OG - meat lovers pizza wtih pepperoni,Italian Sausage,spicy sausage,bacon and ham

    • The Hippie - veggie pizza with mushrooms, tomatoes, red onions, black olives and banana peppers. 

    • The Swisher Sweet - bbq pizza with grilled chicken, bacon and red onions.

Chef Monica - Ummi's Table



  • Restaurant: Ummi's Table
  • Social Media: FB @Ummi's Table, IG: @UmmisTable
  • Signature dish: 
    • Jumbo Roasted Chicken Wings
    • Sweet Potato Waffles drizzled with Spicy Maple Glaze and Scallions

Chef Chris Mitchell - Just Like Sunday


  • Restaurant: Just Like Sunday Food Service &. Catering
  • Social Media: IG @justlikesunday
  • Signature dishes:
    • The Loaded Jerk Fry - french fries, nacho cheese, jerk chicken, ranch, jerk sauce, green onions
    • Jerk Taco - flour tortillas, jerk chicken, shredded lettuce, shredded cheese, mango pico, drizzle of ranch, drizzle of jerk sauce and a lime

Chef Terry Anthony - The Block


Applications for the 2023-24 KeyBank Guest Chef Program are now closed. Check back next season!