Tony Parker already has a long list of accomplishments on his resume: four-time National Basketball Association champion with the San Antonio Spurs and six-time NBA All-Star, to name a couple. Now, like so many athletes before him, Parker is stepping into the world of food. But instead of opening a restaurant, Parker, who grew up in France, is about to have his own food truck, NBC San Antonio reports.
The truck, called Crème de la Crème, is a partnership between Parker and his personal chef Cliff Chetwood. It will make its debut on Friday, March 18, at 3 p.m., reports the San Antonio Business Journal, and the kitchen will turn out "a rotating menu inspired by Parker's French heritage and Chetwood's travels to France." It's pretty ambitious for a food truck, which is usually associated with various street foods. Crème de la Crème's offerings reportedly will include salade chèvre chaud, steak frites, escalope de veau, and escalope de saumon.
Parker told My San Antonio the truck allows him to share his heritage with his fans in the Texas city.
"Chef Cliff has been feeding my family and me fantastic food for nearly five years," Parker said. "This food truck is an opportunity to share a part of my French heritage with the people of San Antonio through Chef Cliff's culinary creations."
Parker's new venture is more confirmation that many NBA players are obsessed with food and drink. Former Los Angeles Clipper Glen Davis has his own cooking channel on YouTube, and Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade recently launched a brand of wine. NFL players get in on the action too: Retired Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward now owns a restaurant in the city.