Despite rainy conditions, nearly 3,000 people attended “John Offerdahl’s Broward Health® Gridiron Grill-Off Food & Wine Festival,”on November 14 where they tackled samples of grilled entrees, paired with premium Gallo wines, while raising funds for Offerdahl’s Hand-Off Foundation, which supports local organizations that Feed the Needs of Kids in Crisis.
This year’s 2015 Judge’s Choice Champions were former Miami Dolphins running back Troy Stradford and Chef Greg McGowan of Pelican Landing at Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six for their Grilled Spanish Octopus recipe.
Throughout the event, attendees voted for their top recipes via the Gridiron Grill-Off app and selected former Miami Dolphins running back Mark Higgs and first-time competitor Chef Ralph Pagano of Naked Taco as the Fan Favorite Champions for their Key West Shrimp Tacos.
The event culminated with more lively competition at the Toyota Cornhole Stadium where attendees had the opportunity to join forces with the Dolphins legends, chefs and media personalities in the 2015 Cornhole Tournament. This year’s championship team was comprised of former defensive end Marco Coleman, Chef Rey de la Osa from Publix Aprons and Shaina Wizov, creator of the popular food blog Take a Bite Out of Boca.