Taste of the NFL Kicks Hunger With Local South Florida Chefs
Jan 21, 2020
With Super Bowl just weeks away, South Florida chefs are gearing up for the big weekend and only a select few have been invited to join 32 top chefs from across the country at the annual Party with a Purpose® – the NFL’s only sanctioned food event held on the eve of Super Bowl LIV. This year’s star-studded fundraising event is being held on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at The Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, Florida.
As one of the hottest tickets in town and a limited number of tickets available, some of the chefs will be offering a special sneak peek at what they are serving at this national event or created a new dish in the spirit of continuing to raise funds for the Kick Hunger Challenge – the nationwide fundraising campaign spearheaded by Taste of the NFL. All proceeds from local south Florida restaurants Kick Hunger Challenge efforts will directly support Feeding South Florida.
“We are thrilled to partner with Taste of the NFL and its participating restaurants to raise awareness about hunger in South Florida, especially with this year’s Super Bowl taking place here in Miami,” said Paco Vélez, president and CEO of Feeding South Florida. “This partnership is a great example of how, with the help of our community, Feeding South Florida can continue addressing food insecurity for the more than 706,000 individuals we serve throughout South Florida.”
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.
Local chefs and Miami Dolphins alumni who are an absolute must see at the event are former Dolphins linebacker John Offerdahl and James Beard Award winning Chef Allen Susser who are representing the Miami Dolphins; Chef Demetrio Zavala from Shula's Restaurant Group and former Dolphins safety Dick Anderson who are representing Shula’s American Steakhouse and the Dolphins’ Perfect Season; last season’s host committee chef representative Executive Chef Paula DaSilva from The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale and Burlock Coast; 2019 Grid Iron Grill Off Battle winner Chef Brad Phillips from Even Keel Fish & Oyster; and this year’s Kick Hunger Challenge winner Chef Jorge Gutierrez from Lona on Fort Lauderdale Beach.
In addition, The Diplomat Restaurant Group has joined the team with its collection of notable chefs and will be hosting 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).
Local offerings that will continue to raise funds for the Kick Hunger Challenge through Super Bowl weekend include:
Offerdahl’s Off-The-Grill in partnership with Chef Allen Susser
$1 from every Chef Allen’s Sustainable Salmon BLT sold at all six Offerdahl locations will benefit KHC. For every sandwich sold, Offerdahls will match the amount dollar for dollar. On Monday, January 27, 2020 from 12PM – 2PM, John Offerdahl and Chef Allen will be hosting a signing for his new book Green Fig and Lionfish: Sustainable Caribbean at Offerdahl’s Off-The-Grill Fort Lauderdale location at 401 E Las Olas Blvd. https://www.offerdahls.com/
As a special treat for Lona guests, the Mexican Lobster Roll on a bolillo roll with house made guajillo butter is now available for $12 during lunch or dinner service through February 2, 2020. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Feeding South Florida. Lona is located at the Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort at 321 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale. Telephone: (954) 245-3069; lonarestaurant.com.
Taco Tuesday for Charity! On Tuesday, January 21st and Tuesday, January 28th Burlock Coast is featuring their Mojo Marinated Pulled Chicken Tacos with charred corn salsa and fermented pepper sauce that will be offered at Party with a Purpose®. $1 of every Taco Tuesday promo purchased will benefit the Kick Hunger Challenge. Burlock Coast is located at The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale 1 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale. Telephone: (954) 302-6430;
The Diplomat Restaurant Group (DRG)
DRG’s Kick Hunger Challenge Signature Cocktail, Apple Cider Mule with Absolut Juice Apple and Fever Tree Ginger Beer, will be available for a limited time (now until February 1, 2020) at Diplomat Prime, Point Royal, The Hotel Bar, Monkitail, and Playa restaurants located at The Diplomat Beach Resort. $1 from every DRG Apple Cider Mule sold will be donated to KHC. The Diplomat Beach Resort is located at 3555 South Ocean Drive in Hollywood, FL. Telephone: (954) 602-6000; https://www.diplomatresort.com/
To donate to the Kick Hunger Challenge please visit: www.kickhungerchallenge.com
For more information Party with a Purpose® or to purchase tickets please visit: www.tasteofthenfl.com/Back to Newsroom