How a Celebrity Chef Stays Healthy on the Road

Celebrity chef Michael Symon knows what it’s like to be on the road. And he knows what it’s like to either settle for fast food, the very less than appealing convenience store food, or go hungry while logging hours on the freeway between his homes in Cleveland and New York.

“The food options while you’re traveling aren’t the greatest,” he said. “You’re forced to choose between a drive thru or whatever’s available at gas stations.” Which, as anyone who’s driven more than a hundred miles knows isn’t always the most appealing, let alone healthy. And it’s because of these lackluster options that Symon is excited to help bring fresh, fast, quality foods to consumers through his newly developed partnership with Giant Eagle and their GetGo Cafe + Markets.

Symon alongside Thomas Seaman, product development chef for GetGo. Photography courtesy of Dittoe PR.

The 24-hour GetGo locations offer a wide-ranging menu of made-fresh-to-order foods including mouthwatering, custom-made subs, burgers, breakfast sandwiches and more, available at any time, day or night. Also available is a smoothie and espresso bar, featuring customizable coffees, espressos and delicious, nutritious smoothies.

“I’ve been to many of Giant Eagle’s Market District stores, and am amazed at the company’s ability to bring so many delicious foods to life,” said Symon. Foods, he adds, made with sustainable practices including non-GMO meats and fresh produce.

“I don’t make heath food, I make food that’s healthy.” ~ Celebrity Chef from ABC’s The Chew, Michael Symon

And it’s that concept, he says, that Giant Eagle is giving consumers by providing food people can feel good about eating. Food that clearly lines up with his coined tagline: #FoodYouCanTrust Symon is a James Beard Foundation Award-winning chef, restaurateur, television personality, and author. Named “Best New Chef” by Food & Wine magazine in 1998, Symon won the first season of Food Network’s The Next Iron Chef and currently, among other things, hosts ABC’s The Chew.

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