April 11, 2011

Lucky Strike Lanes Announces Bill Starbuck as Corporate Executive Chef and Introduces New Menu

LOS ANGELES, April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lucky Strike Lanes has tapped Bill Starbuck as its full time Corporate Executive Chef.

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Formerly Bill was Vice President of Catering and Corporate Executive Chef of Along Came Mary Productions where he has worked for the past 23 years and has been credited with revolutionizing large-event gourmet catering.

"We are thrilled to have Bill on board exclusively and know that Bill's passion for food and creativity will shine through in the Lucky Strike classic comfort food menu," said Steven Foster, Founder. "I cannot wait for our clients to taste his new Lucky Strike menu which will begin to hit Lucky Strike locations in mid April."

Bill has planned and executed the menus for hundreds of Hollywood's "A list" movie premier parties including Titanic, Spiderman, and Superman. He has also prepared food for the 2,000 guests at the Emmy's as well as for 6,000 people at numerous Grammy events. He has catered many celebrity weddings, including Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston, as well as Barbara Streisand. He has even prepared food for Democratic and Republican conventions.

Bill's culinary expertise has revolutionized bowling cuisine. Bill worked with Steven and Gillian Foster on the menu for the first Lucky Strike in 2002 and has gone on to cater every Lucky Strike opening across the country. Bill is constantly introducing new unique menu items. His latest offerings include: Grilled Apple and Brie Quesadilla, Caprese Stack, Grilled Cheese Sliders, Chicken Confit Turnovers, Chicken Pot Pie (Deconstructed), and Butter Lettuce and Candied Lemon Salad.

About Lucky Strike

2003 was the end of an era for the iconic Hollywood Star Lanes, an institution that served Hollywood for 43 years and was home to the filming of "The Big Lebowski." In March it was leveled to make way for a school. But just as the door to one icon closed, another opened. In April of that year Lucky Strike debuted its first location in Hollywood. Wanting to pay homage to its predecessor, Lucky Strike purchased Lane #7 from Star Lanes and made it Lucky Strike Hollywood's bar. It's been good luck ever since. Six years and 18 locations later Lucky Strike continues to roll its way across the country.

SOURCE Lucky Strike Lanes