Held annually on the eve before the big game, the Taste of the NFL brings together the country’s top chefs, NFL players and hundreds of volunteers to “Party with a Purpose®.”
The game is in Indianapolis, and the Taste of the NFL event will be held at Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, one of the largest food banks in the United States. Partygoers will gather in a 300,000-s.f. warehouse.
At the event, more than 32 restaurant and chef stations—one from each NFL city—will provide food and wine pairings for guests to sample. Chef stations also feature an NFL player, either current or alumni, to sign autographs and snap photos with attendees. Each year the money raised is allocated to food banks across the country in each NFL team’s home city.
“Roland Foods is thrilled to be participating in The Taste of the NFL again this year” said Lisa Kartzman, director of PR. “The Taste is a special event in that the money raised is dispersed to hunger relief organizations around the country. It is a great way to reach those in need across our country.”
Roland will provide ingredients for the chef-prepared dishes. For example: Chef Marc Payero, executive chef/director of Restaurant Associates and executive chef at the Huddle Café at NFL Headquarters in New York City, will be using Roland® Chipotle peppers in his Chipotle Chicken Chalupas with Smoked Corn Salsa and Crumbled Blue Cheese.
The Taste of the NFL has raised and distributed over $11 million to food banks across the country. For more information on how you can get involved please go to www.tasteofthenfl.com.