“Tailgate” Ted is the Executive Chef for the Hail BBQ Crew. He originally founded the Tailgate back in 1999 and creates a new menu each week that’s based upon the food of the region where the visiting team is from.
Rumor has it that “Tailgate” Ted’s first words were “Hail to the Redskins.” He is a Die Hard Redskins fan that hasn’t missed a home game in 11 years. He also goes to a few away games every year sometimes hosting a tailgate behind enemy lines. Tailgating at Fedex field allows Ted to combine two of his passions, cooking and supporting the Burgundy and Gold.
You can often hear him on DC’s local airwaves debating the latest Redskins pickup or talking about this week’s menu. He has had several recipes posted on the Washington Post as well as several other publications. His most famous recipe is his Asian Country Style Pork Loin ribs. Make sure to have a taste if you stop by a tailgate.