8th Annual Culinary Kickoff Benefitting The Culinary Institute of America Set for Feb. 10


January 11, 2022

Culinary Kickoff announced it will host the eighth annual Culinary Kickoff on Feb. 10, 2022, bringing a star-studded roster of celebrity chefs together for interactive food tastings, track Demonstration Laps, and experiences.

Hosted in-person at the Porsche Experience Center in Carson, CA, the event will feature celebrated Chefs Charlie Palmer, Michael Mina and Restaurant 917’s Chef Matt Lee. Event proceeds will support the Culinary Kickoff Scholarship Fund at The Culinary Institute of America (CIA). To learn more about this annual kick-off to the Super Bowl and purchase tickets, click here.

Launched in 2012, Culinary Kickoff was created to “kick off” the weekend of festivities surrounding the game with an exclusive event and star-studded after party. Notable chefs, paired with elite wineries and celebrities, celebrate this event each year and raise money for the Culinary Kickoff Scholarship Fund, which provides scholarships for future culinarians and is designed to develop culinary artistry, creativity, and excellence in college-aged students.

The evening will feature interactive chef and wine pairing stations and unique activations such as 911 Demonstration Laps with a Porsche Drive Coach on the Experience Center’s track. Each course will be skillfully created by the host chefs and paired with wine from winery partners. The event will conclude with a special live music performance.

Among former NFL players and other celebrities who will have their brands represented in The Culinary KickoffHall of Legends Lounge include Charles Woodson’s Intercept Wines and Woodson Whiskey, Ty Law’s V1 Vodka, Justin Hartley and Micah McFarlane’s Revel Spirits, Dan Marino and Duane Huard’s Passing Time Wine, Rick Mirer’s Mirror Wines and more.

Woodson last year was a guest on The Fred Minnick Show.

“I’m so excited to be returning to the best event of the big game week,” said Charles Woodson, former Oakland Raiders and Green Bay Packers defensive back, in a news release. “I look forward to Culinary Kickoff this year and every year.”

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Porsche and The Delisle Group on the 8th Annual Culinary Kickoff at the Porsche Experience Center in LA.  The Super Bowl is one of the premier experiential marketing opportunities of the year for Fortune 500 and other leading brands and it’s exciting to bring all of the key marketing executives responsible for making this happen together under one roof,” said Marc Sternberg Co-Founder and CEO of Brand Innovators.