Local chefs join Texas Medical Center president and CEO Robert C. Robbins, Taste of the NFL founder Wayne Kostroski and University of Houston president Renu Khator for the Party with a Purpose kick-off event on Oct. 11.
Local chefs join Texas Medical Center president and CEO Robert C. Robbins, Taste of the NFL founder Wayne Kostroski and University of Houston president Renu Khator for the Party with a Purpose kick-off event on Oct. 11.
University of Houston executive chef Brent Gorman serves red snapper street tacos with cilantro slaw, avocado creme and shasta salsa.
University of Houston executive chef Brent Gorman serves red snapper street tacos with cilantro slaw, avocado creme and shasta salsa.
Hilton University of Houston executive chef Mark A. Riley serves pepper-seared beef on rice noodle salad with curry lobster and Belgian endive.
Hilton University of Houston executive chef Mark A. Riley serves pepper-seared beef on rice noodle salad with curry lobster and Belgian endive.
Third Coast Restaurant chef Jon Buchanan serves his ahi poke tuna, made with avocado, mango, red onion, green onion, toasted coconut, sesame seeds and taro chips.
Third Coast Restaurant chef Jon Buchanan serves his ahi poke tuna, made with avocado, mango, red onion, green onion, toasted coconut, sesame seeds and taro chips.
Cafe Annie sous chef Elliott Kelly serves gulf shrimp pie with remoulade sauce created by James Beard award-winning chef Robert Del Grande.
Cafe Annie sous chef Elliott Kelly serves gulf shrimp pie with remoulade sauce created by James Beard award-winning chef Robert Del Grande.
University of Houston president Renu Khator shows her Cougar pride as she poses for photos with Texas Medical Center president and CEO Robert C. Robbins, M.D.
University of Houston president Renu Khator shows her Cougar pride as she poses for photos with Texas Medical Center president and CEO Robert C. Robbins, M.D.
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Food, Football, Fun: Taste of the NFL to Host Annual Event at UH on Eve of Super Bowl LI

Food, Football, Fun: Taste of the NFL to Host Annual Event at UH on Eve of Super Bowl LI

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Taste of the NFL, a fundraising organization dedicated to alleviating hunger and homelessness, announced today it will host its 26th annual “Party with a Purpose” at the University of Houston on the eve of Super Bowl LI.

Four local chefs, including Café Annie’s James Beard Award-winning chef Robert Del Grande, and Third Coast chef Jon Buchanan, served up a few of their gourmet game-day dishes at the Hilton University of Houston for a special “Party with a Purpose” preview on Tuesday.

With support from the Texas Medical Center, which will also serve as the official Chef Host of this year’s Party with a Purpose, the event will feature a grand tasting on Feb. 4, 2017, on the UH campus. Hall of Famers and alumni players will join celebrated chefs from the 32 NFL cities to serve food and wine pairings to thousands of guests with the goal of raising awareness and money to fight hunger.

“The University is a vital pillar and resource for the community, so we are thrilled to partner with them this year as we return to Houston,” Taste of the NFL founder Wayne Kostroski said in a prepared statement. “In addition to creating new meals, this event is about creating hope and possibility for millions of Americans who are food insecure, and we are grateful to have UH’s support as we continue to fight hunger in this great city and across the country.”

UH president Renu Khator called the partnership with Taste of the NFL an exciting landmark that aligns with the university’s goal to create new opportunities for public service.

“As you can see, it’s a party with a purpose and we’re a university with a purpose,” Khator said. “We are both mission driven. With our missions combined together, it’s about opportunities and it’s about doing things that go a little bit beyond the horizons and traditional boundaries of our operation.”

Taste of the NFL was founded in 1992 and has raised and donated more than $25 million to food banks in the 32 NFL cities. All proceeds from the February event will go to food banks in the NFL cities. The Houston Food Bank will claim a larger percentage because Houston is the host city.

To learn more about Taste of the NFL’s “Party with a Purpose” and to purchase tickets, visit https://www.tasteofthenfl.com/.

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