Zildjian Catering and Peak Performance Catering in the News

Chef Alyson Zildjian proudly represents Zildjian Catering and Consulting as well as Peak Performance Catering for Athletes in the news.  She is a frequent guest on ABC 7 Suncoast and in a variety of media throughout southwest Florida.

Nutritious and Delicious — Recommended fuel fit for any cyclist.
SRQ Magazine | August 2017
By Shelby Schwartz

For cyclists to perform at their peak, a balanced and healthy diet designed for their demands is key. And with athletes more and more embracing vegetarian and paleo diets to get the energy they need, SRQ spoke with local nutritionists and foodie fitness gurus to talk balancing intake before, during and after the ride, no matter the diet. Read More

Just Stick a Fork in It — Sarasota Herald-Tribune, June 10, 2017
By Doug Fernandes

Chef delivers healthy cuisine to young rowers so they can concentrate on national championships

Peak Performance Catering for athletes is a division of Zildjian CateringFor the 154 clubs competing at the 21st annual USRowing Youth National Championships at Nathan Benderson Park, eating options are limited. Rowers can pile into vehicles in search of an acceptable restaurant, or buy food to prepare in their motel/hotel rooms.

But Pocock and Oklahoma’s OKC Riversport team are taking advantage of a service offered by Sarasota’s Zildjian Catering & Consulting to consume healthy food while simultaneously engaging in equally healthy team bonding.  – Read More –

Sarasota Caterer Starts Brand to Provide Athletes Nutritious Meals – The Observer, June 15, 2017
By Ryan Kohn

Chef Alyson ZildjianOne thing a lot of people, myself included, fail to consider is how athletes consistently perform at a high level. Do they magically wake up ready to play? Of course not. Rest and recovery is a big part of their success, as is what they put in their bodies. To that end, healthy meals are vital. Sarasota’s Alyson Zildjian knows this…   Zildjian first started feeding Sarasota Crew four or five years ago, she said. She had friends with kids in the program, and they asked her to cater local regattas in which the Crew was participating. It was a hassle for parents to worry about food with so much else happening on race days. Zildjian agreed to take care of it and began researching the types of foods rowers and all athletes need to be their best. It had to include good fats and good carbs, Zildjian said. There had to be lots of protein. From there, Zildjian expanded to other rowing teams, including the Sarasota Scullers. The U.S. Men’s Rowing team even asked for her when it was in town for an event. After that, things exploded. – Read More –