The Culinary Kickoff™, a spectacular prelude to Big Game Sunday, witnessed an impressive gathering of football legends and renowned sportscaster Sage Steele, creating an unforgettable experience for attendees.


The star-studded event, held at Keep Memory Alive Event Center in Las Vegas, was graced by the presence of esteemed football personalities, including Marshall Faulk, Warren Moon, Will Blackmon, Charles Woodson, Marcus Allen, Shannon Sharpe, Jeff Garcia, Matt Chatham, Lonie Paxton, and Steve Atwater. The guests were seen mingling with the crowd, sharing laughs and indulging in the diverse culinary delights that the event had to offer.


In addition to the star-studded lineup of football personalities, Culinary Kickoff also welcomed the culinary expertise of Michael Mina and Charlie Palmer. These world-renowned chefs added a touch of gastronomic brilliance to the event, showcasing their culinary mastery and interacting with guests to share insights into their craft.

Food & Beverage Magazine Publisher, Michael Politz and celebrity chef Andrew Zimmern were spotted sharing culinary world stories of mutual friends.


The atmosphere at Keep Memory Alive Event Center was electric as The Struts took the stage, delivering an unforgettable live performance that had the crowd on their feet. The band’s energetic and charismatic presence added a rock-and-roll flair to the culinary and sports celebration, creating an immersive experience that resonated with attendees.


Marshall Faulk, known for his electrifying performances on the field, was seen engaging with fans and savoring the delectable offerings from various culinary stations. Warren Moon, the legendary quarterback, added to the excitement as he explored the culinary landscape, offering fans a chance to share the spotlight with an NFL icon.


Will Blackmon, Marcus Allen, Shannon Sharpe, Jeff Garcia, Matt Chatham, Lonie Paxton, and Steve Atwater contributed to the festive atmosphere, creating memorable moments with event-goers as they sampled the array of gourmet dishes available. The celebrities’ genuine enthusiasm for the culinary arts resonated throughout the venue, enhancing the overall experience for attendees.


Sage Steele, the accomplished sportscaster and television personality, added a touch of glamour to the Culinary Kickoff™. Known for her insightful commentary and charismatic presence, Steele mingled with guests and shared in the culinary adventure, elevating the event’s prestige.


Also in attendance were MLB player Greg Vaughn, actor Josh Henderson, actor Rich Ting, Raiderette Jena Domingue, and artist Ryan Pulsinelli, along with their +1s for the night.


The Culinary Kickoff™ not only serves as a precursor to the much-anticipated Big Game Sunday but also as a platform where sports legends and culinary luminaries come together to celebrate the spirit of competition and camaraderie. The combined presence of football icons, Sage Steele, Michael Mina, and Charlie Palmer has undoubtedly elevated the event, making it an unparalleled and memorable occasion for all who attended.


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