Super Bowl LIV is coming to South Florida, and for the big weekend, local culinary stars, such as James Beard Award winner Chef Allen Susser, are gearing up for the 29th Taste of the NFL’s Party with a Purpose®. The annual strolling food and wine tasting event, attended by NFL players, coaches, legends and more, is the single most successful NFL-sanctioned, charitable event, where proceeds go directly to fight hunger.
Selected South Florida chefs have been invited to join 32 top chefs, each representing an NFL team’s city. The team of guest hosts for 2020 includes the legendary Coach Don Shula serving as the National Honorary Chair; Chef Andrew Zimmern – National Culinary Host; Chef Adam Richman – Florida Culinary Host; and Ben Leber as the National Player Host. All Taste of the NFL attendees will have the opportunity to hunt among the NFL and chef celebrities for coveted autographs during the fundraising event.
The Diplomat Restaurant Group, from the event hotel, will greet guests, at a “Taste of The Diplomat” VIP welcome reception, with a special Kick Hunger signature cocktail.
Apple Cider Mule
Mixed with Absolut Juice Apple (a blended spirit made with Absolut Vodka, apple juice and natural seasonal fruit flavors) and Fever Tree Ginger Beer.
In addition, The Diplomat Restaurant Group’s collection of notable chefs will host a pop-up tailgate party at this year’s Party with a Purpose® – Michael Schulson/Taek Lee (Monkitail); Daniel Siegelman (Point Royal/Counter Point); and Rashaad Abdool (Diplomat Prime).
All chefs will be creating their signature dishes to be paired with premium wines from the Gallo Signature Series, Chateau Souverain, Fleur de Mer, Fantinel Estates, Masseria Altemura, The Hess Collection, White Haven, Chateau St Jean, Studio by Miraval, LaMarca Prosecco, Matua, Michael David Winery, Pine Ridge Vineyards, Macphail Wines, Intercept, Raymond Sterling Vineyards, Raeburn, Jordan Vineyards and Winery, Broadside and Juggernaut as well as premium spirits brands from Break Thru Beverage Group.
Included among the 32 well-known chefs from NFL cities around the country are the culinary talent representing the final four teams: Chef Justin Aprahamian of Sanford Restaurant in Milwaukee, WI for the Green Bay Packers; Chef Michael Smith of Michael Smith Restaurant in Kansas City, MO for the Kansas City Chiefs; Chef Deb Paquette of Etch in Nashville, TN for the Tennessee Titans; and Chef Parke Ulrich of Waterbar, San Francisco, CA for the San Francisco 49ers.
Taste of the NFL’s Party with a Purpose® Fundraiser Event Details
Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020
Location: The Diplomat Beach Resort, 3555 South Ocean Drive, Hollywood, FL
Tickets include food, beverage, auction access, merchandise opportunities for autographs and photos, and access to the After Party with live celebrity entertainment. 100% of the net proceeds will benefit food banks in each NFL city, including Feeding South Florida locally.
Tickets can be purchased at tasteofthenfl.com/tickets
To-date, Taste of the NFL’s programs and events have raised and donated in excess of $26 million to food banks and nonprofit organizations in the 32 NFL cities, resulting in more than 220 million meals for Americans in need (many of them children and seniors), who have turned to their local food banks for assistance. The season-long efforts culminate each year with the Taste of the NFL’s Party with a Purpose®.
Learn more about Taste of the NFL at: TasteoftheNFL.com ; @tasteofthenfl; @diplomatbeachresort
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