New York is a buzz with excitement to see the New York Giants play in the Super Bowl this weekend and one ICE alum is working hard to make sure they play their best. ICE alum Gaetano Corteo (Culinary Management ’09) will be delivering over a dozen pizzas to Indianapolis for the team. His family’s pizzeria, Umberto’s Pizzeria in New Hyde Park, Long Island, has a Friday tradition of delivering pizzas to the Giants.
Today, the Friday before Super Bowl XLVI, Gaetano will take an early Delta flight this morning, carrying the pizzas in custom-made heat-retaining bags. Reports are that special arrangements have been made with federal airport screeners to get the piping-hot pies quickly through security at La Guardia. In the New York Post, Gaetano, Umberto’s general manager said, “It’s a dream come true.” And in the Wall Street Journal, he joked that he didn’t want to risk angering lineman David Diehl, “I don’t want David mad at me. I don’t stand a chance against him—I’m just 5-10.”
Fingers crossed the pizza makes it there safely!