Executive Chef
Meet Chef Adam Rietsma
Meet Chef Adam Rietsma

Chef Adam Reitsma's culinary career spans over 16 years, but his passion for cooking began as a very young boy cooking with his grandmother: “To this day, the scent of raw potatoes brings happy memories of mornings with Grandma in her bright, sunny kitchen cooking together at her lime-green, boomerang patterned countertops.”

After stints at a marina and a restaurant in downtown Mankato, MN, Adam attended the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY, while gaining on-the-job experience at a Hudson Valley catering company and a local chocolatier. Following his education, he returned to his home state of Minnesota to join the Mankato Golf Club as Sous Chef for four years. In 2016 Adam opened US Bank Stadium for the Minnesota Vikings in Minneapolis, where he managed food service for world-class events, including Super Bowl LII, the NCAA Men’s Final Four, and the ESPN Summer X Games. After the onset of COVID, Adam relocated to Sioux Falls, SD, to open Harvester Kitchen with renowned Chef Bryan Moscatello, bringing world-class cuisine and techniques to the upper Midwest. Upon large sports & entertainments reawakening, Adam relocated to Louisville, KY, as the Executive Chef of Churchill Downs.

Adam is proud and excited of his position as Executive Chef at Allianz Field, where he will lead the culinary team to create outstanding, innovative American cooking. He is particularly energized by the design and relaxed style of the facility. In his time away from the kitchen, Adam relaxes by tending his miniature rose collection, hiking, fishing, traveling.