There's certainly no shortage of places to party, eat, and drink during the next two weeks. But few events are going to pack as much star power Taste of the NFL's Party With a Purpose, which will be held on the eve of the Super Bowl at WestWorld of Scottsdale.
The strolling food event will feature celebrity chefs including Andrew Zimmern, host of Travel Channel's Bizarre Food and Phoenix's own Beau MacMillan, as well as dozens of current and former NFL players. The night will even conclude with a performance from Grammy Award-winning country group Little Big Town.
The event will bring together more than 40 chefs, including one from each of the NFL team cities. Each of the team chefs will serve up food samples and will be joined by a former or current player from their city's team. Attendees will be welcome to snap photos with and get autographs from both the chefs and the players.
You can view a complete list of chef and players who will be at the event on the next page.
There will also be a Flavors of the Valley area at the event, which will showcase four local restaurants. These four dining destinations earned a spot at the event by raising the most money in the NFL's Kick Hunger Challenge:
- Litchfield's at the Wigwam
- Dos Gringos
- Four Peaks
- Bourbon Jack's
Celebrity chef and Travel Channel star Andrew Zimmern will be in attendance as this year's national culinary host; He'll be joined by national celebrity spokesperson, Alyssa Milano.
To close out the evening, Little Big Town will preform live at the event.
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Guest admission starts at 7 p.m. at WestWorld of Scottsdale. Tickets for the event, which are all inclusive, cost $700 can be purchased online. VIP or and tables are available and include early entrance at 6 p.m. For more information visit the Taste of the NFL website.
Arizona Cardinals: Chef Beau MacMillan and NFL player Calais Campbell Atlanta Falcons: Chef Kevin Rathbun and NFL player Christ Draft Baltimore Ravens: Chef Nancy Longo and NFL player Matt Birk Buffalo Bills: Chef Mike Andrzejewski and NFL player Joe DeLamielleure Carolina Panthers: Chef Blake Hartwick and NFL player Richie Brockel Chicago Bears: Chef Carrie Nahabedian and NFL player Jerry Azumah Cincinnati Bengals: Chef Jean-Robert de Cavel and NFL player David Fulcher Cleveland Browns: Chef Rocco Whalen and NFL player Al "Bubba" Baker Dallas Cowboys: Chef Kent Rathbun and NFL player Everson Walls Denver Broncos: Chef Troy Guard and NFL player Karl Mecklenburg Detroit Lions: Chef Brian Polcyn and NFL player Lem Barney Green Bay Packers: Chef Justin Aprahamian and NFL player Donny Anderson Houston Texans: Chef Bruce Molzan and NFL player Chester Pitts Indianapolis Colts: Chef Greg Hardesty and NFL player Ken Dilger Jacksonville Jaguars: Chef Brian Whittington and NFL player Jordan Todman Kansas City Chiefs: Chef Debbie Gold and NFL player Bobby Bell Miami Dolphins: Chef Allen Susser and NFL player John Offerdahl Minnesota Vikings: Chef Lenny Russo and NFL player Randall McDaniel National Football League: Chef Marc Payero and NFL player Davin Joseph New England Patriots: Chef Steve DiFillippo and NFL player Matt Light New Orleans Saints: Chef Tory McPhail and NFL player Willie Roaf New York Giants: Chef Kamal Rose and NFL player Bill Ard New York Jets: Chef Taku Saito and NFL player Freeman McNeil Oakland Raiders: Chef Paul Arenstam and NFL player Ted Hendricks Philadelphia Eagles: Chef Jack McDavid and NFL player Jerry Sisemore Pittsburgh Steelers: Chef Anthony Zallo and NFL player Andy Russell Pro Football Hall of Fame: Chef Shy Cellars and NFL player Roger Wehril San Diego Chargers: Chef Jonathan Hale and NFL player Kellen Winslow, Sr. San Francisco 49ers: Chef David Lawrence and NFL player Chris Doleman Seattle Seahawks: Chef John Howie and NFL player Craig Terrill St. Louis Rams: Chef Gerard Craft and NFL player Will Witherspoon Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Chef Marty Blitz and NFL player Brad Johnson Tennessee Titans: Chef Deb Paquette and NFL player Michael Griffin Washington Redskins: Chef Jeffrey "JG" Goetjen and NFL player Brig Owens Undefeated Miami Dolphins: Chef Peter Farrand and NFL player Dick Anderson Special Guest/Minnesota Vikings: Chef Lynne Hackman