"This incredible organization has raised over $25 million over the years and produced 200+ million meals to food banks across the country with one goal in mind – ending hunger. I'm honored to be part of this event and to represent the AFC Champions, the New England Patriots this year at the Big Game. Throughout the year, we work through various events at Davio's to raise money for the kick hunger challenge as well as the Light Foundation's online raffles, which culminates into one incredible evening. It's very powerful and I am sure that this year, will be one to remember." – Steve DiFillippo, Chef-Restaurateur, Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse
As part of the organization's commitment to rallying the country's top chefs to raise awareness and money, TASTE OF THE NFL has appointed Andrew Zimmern as this year's national culinary host for its Party with a Purpose®. Event goers will also enjoy a live performance from The Band Perry and have the opportunity to bid on over 250 unique sports and celebrity memorabilia, vacation packages and other coveted auction items. Fans are encouraged to support Taste of the NFL's mission to end hunger by donating to their favorite NFL team's fundraising page online at kickhungerchallenge.com. One hundred percent of donations made to a team's individual page will be distributed to the team's local food bank partner.
WHERE: University of Houston, 4800 Calhoun Road, Houston, TX 77004
WHEN: Saturday, February 4th
The concept behind Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse is simple, regional Italian food with a focus on the grill. Everything is prepared by hand using the finest ingredients. Davio's serves everything from aged steaks to simple-yet-unique pasta creations. Davio's takes great pride in serving guests with an expert kitchen and attentive staff in the dining room, seeing to every guest's enjoyment of their meal. DiFillippo recently published his first book, It's All About the Guest: Exceeding Expectations in Business and in Life, the Davio's Way (Lyons Press, an imprint of Globe Pequot Press, on October 15, 2013 (ISBN 978-0-7627-9138-5, $26.95, Hardcover) Amazon #1 Bestseller. For more information visit www.davios.com or www.stevedifillippo.com.
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