Culinary Kickoff Grand Prix 2023 Showcased in Food & Beverage Magazine

The Culinary Kickoff™ Grand Prix 2023 was a visual feast and an evening filled with culinary brilliance and star-studded elegance. The red carpet came alive as celebrated chefs, adorned in their culinary attire, graced the event with their presence. The glitz and glamour were palpable as each chef brought their own unique flair to the spotlight.


The red carpet captured the essence of the night, with Chef Todd English, Chef Belle English, Chef Aaron May, Chef Thomas Bellec, Chef Rick Moonen, and Chef Antwan Ellis striking a pose with professional football legends Charles Woodson and Emmitt Smith, showcasing their camaraderie and passion for the culinary arts and football. Flashbulbs illuminated their smiles, and their charisma aded a touch of excitement to the event.


Later, the chefs and football veterans took center stage, captivating the audience with their insights, expertise, and captivating stories. Addressing the crowd with charisma and warmth, they raised a toast to the sponsors of the event and shared their excitement for the Las Vegas Race Weekend.


Amidst the culinary spectacle, the event’s beverage sponsors added an extra layer of refinement and sophistication, complementing the exquisite dishes prepared by the renowned chefs. The presence of esteemed liquor partners such as Ferrari Trento, John Anthony Family of Wines, Silver Oak, Bricoleur, Dossier by Sidney Rice, Intercept by Charles Woodson, KHEE Soju by Eva Chow, 1849 Sparkling, Carbonadi Vodka, Michelob Ultra, and S. Pellegrino elevated the overall experience. Their finely crafted libations provided the perfect accompaniment to the culinary creations, offering guests a sensorial journey through carefully curated wine and specialty cocktail pairings.

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“We envisioned the Culinary Kickoff™ Grand Prix as an unparalleled fusion of culinary mastery and high-energy entertainment in anticipation of Las Vegas Race Weekend,” said Chrissy Delisle, CEO and Founder of The Delisle Group. “This event brought together culinary luminaries, professional football legends, and an enthusiastic audience for an evening of exquisite flavors and the thrill of the upcoming racing extravaganza. It was an honor to orchestrate an experience that heightened the senses and set the stage for an exhilarating weekend ahead.”