Food and football lovers headed to WestWorld in Scottsdale on Saturday night for the 24th annual Taste of the NFL. The fundraising event brought together celebrities such as Alyssa Milano and Adam Richman, NFL stars past and present, and top chefs from each of the 32 NFL team cities.
For the grand finale, the party included a concert from Grammy Award-winning country music group Little Big Town.
For the majority of the evening guest wandered through the event, which featured dozens of restaurants from all over the country. A top restaurant represented each NFL team and city including chef Carrie Nahabedian from NaHa in Chicago and chef Taku Sato of Nobu 57 in New York.
For the Arizona Cardinals, chef Beau MacMillan of Elements restaurant served smoked fried chicken on bacon biscuits.
Each team also had an NFL player representative, who took photos with attendees and signed autographs. Some of the stars in attendance included Arizona Cardinals defensive end Calais Campbell and NFL Hall of Famer Chris Doleman.
And the celebrity sightings weren't just limited to the players who volunteered to participate in the fundraiser. There were several big names in attendance on Saturday night including quarterback Tim Tebow, Anne Burrell of the Food Network, and singer Adina Menzel.
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To end the party, crowds moved into a back room with a stage set up for a concert. Following a live auction, Little Big Town took the stage to perform a full set for guests that included their two most popular songs "Day Drinking" and "Downtown."
Since 1992, Taste of the NFL has gathered top chefs and athletes to raise money to fight childhood hunger. Proceeds from the annual event go to local food banks in each of the NFL team cities. For more information about the event chef the Taste of the NFL website.
View our full Taste of the NFL slideshow.