Gridiron Grill-Off Food & Wine Festival

The 2016 John Offerdahl’s Broward Health® Gridiron Grill-Off Food & Wine Festival will make crowds cheer when it returns on Saturday, November 12 from 12 – 4 p.m. to the Pompano Beach Amphitheater (1801 NE 6th St, Pompano Beach, FL). The seventh annual culinary competition for charity will pair football legends with South Florida’s top chefs and feature deliciously creative food, wine, spirits and more.

“We are thrilled to continue this one-of-a-kind tradition, where food and charity collide to help Feed the Needs of Kids in Crisis,” said John Offerdahl, event founder and former Miami Dolphins All-Pro Linebacker. “Like in years past, we will continue to invest back into the community and align with those individuals and businesses that share our mission.”

Former NFL players and top chefs will pair up into teams to create the finest grilled sensations. Last year’s 2015 Judge’s Choice Champion was the Grilled Spanish Octopus, prepared by former Dolphins running back Troy Stradfordand Chef Greg McGowan of Pelican Landing at Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six. The Fan’s Favorite award-winning entrée, prepared by former running back Mark Higgs and Chef Ralph Pagano of Naked Taco, was the Key West Shrimp Tacos. Participating players and chefs will be announced at a later date.

The event, with an anticipated 3,000 attendees, will also include live music, a cornhole competition, silent auction and an assortment of beer, wine and spirits.

One hundred percent of event net proceeds will benefit Offerdahl’s Hand-Off Foundation. Charitable recipients include 4KIDS of South Florida, HOPE South Florida, Here’s Help, Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association, Miami Dolphins Foundation and Taste of the NFL.

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