FAQs

Frequently asked questions

What are VIP and Guest entry times?


VIP Experience entry is at 6:00 pm.

Guest ticket entry is at 7:00 pm.




What is Taste of the NFL?


Taste of the NFL is a strolling food and wine event held on the eve of Super Bowl in the host city. More than 32 restaurant stations, one from each NFL city, provide fabulous food and wine pairings for guests to sample. There is also an NFL player (either current or alumni) seated at each food station. Guests can enjoy getting photos with and autographs from our celebrity chefs and players. (Merchandise such as footballs, helmets and aprons are available for sale at the event.) They also have the opportunity to bid on hundreds of one-of-a-kind sports and entertainment items, gorgeous jewelry and fabulous getaways in our silent auction. The evening concludes with entertainment from a nationally-acclaimed band or performer. Past performers include Sarah Evans, Martina McBride, Bare Naked Ladies and many others.




Are cameras allowed inside?


Absolutely! Bring your camera and get photographs with your favorite chefs, players and celebrities. We like it when our guests are social! Please share your photos on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook! #kickhunger




Can I bring a bag/hand bag into the party?


Enhanced Security Bag Policy Overview

To provide a safe environment for the public at NFL Sanctioned Super Bowl Events, including Taste of the NFL, the NFL has implemented a new policy limiting the size and type of bags permitted into the associated venue. NFL policy does not allow any backpacks or bags larger than a small purse or clutch and no outside merchandise.

Please note that all bags will be checked upon entry at the security checkpoint. Additionally, each guest will be required to go through a magnetometer upon entry. Guests not adhering to this policy will not pass the security checkpoint.

For more information please refer to the NFL bag policy.




How can I learn more about the Auction?


Taste of the NFL offers an exciting Out Bid Hunger Auction with various memorabilia, vacation packages, once in a lifetime experiences, and more!




Is it a cash or hosted bar?


All beverages are complimentary.




Is the ticket purchase tax deductible?


Hunger Related Events (HRE) is the 501(c)3 under which Taste of NFL operates. The estimated cost of goods provided to each ticket holder in connection with the Taste of the NFL event is a tax deduction on ticket/table purchases of up to 75 per cent, with approval from their own accountant. Each online ticket purchase will receive an electronic confirmation receipt which will serve as your receipt for tax purposes.




Is there a children's ticket available?


A discounted price for children is not offered.




Is there entertainment at the Taste of the NFL?


Yes. The entertainment begins at approximately 9:30pm - after the food service and silent auction conclude.




What are VIP Tables?


VIP Tables (6:00 pm entry) are reserved, assigned seating for 10 guests, located in a secured area. Space for VIP tables is limited and therefore, they often sell out quickly. In addition the VIP Table Experience includes: *Early access; beginning at 6pm. *Opportunity to walk the VIP red carpet *Reserved table (ten seats) in VIP area for main event *Opportunity to pre-order merchancise in advance of the event (idtems need to be ordered and paid for in advance prior to date indicated. Items will be at your table upon arrival. 4 *Reserved floor seating for VIP guests for the closing entertainment !* *Company or individual named at each VIP table purchased




What happens to the money raised?


We are the Super Bowl’s only Party with a Purpose®! Proceeds from the event benefit food banks in each of the 32 NFL cities and the city of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, with special emphasis placed on the host city food bank.




What is the attire for the evening?


Business or cocktail dress is suggested, but not required. Comfortable shoes are recommended.




When can I purchase tickets to the event?


Tickets for the 2019 event will be able to be purchased online at TasteoftheNFL.com or by calling (952) 835-7621. Each guest will need to bring their printed ticket with them for admittance. Attendees without tickets will not be admitted. Tickets can now be sent to your mobile device and scanned at entrance for admittance.




Who do I call if I have a problem with my ticket?


For assistance with any issues concerning tickets you have purchased, please call: Lynn Hoffman, Taste of the NFL Ticket Manager, at 612.819.3219 or Lynn@TasteoftheNFL.com.




Where will the event take place?


This year's Party With A Purpose will take place at The Diplomat Beach Resort. The Diplomat Beach Resort is located: 3555 S Ocean Dr Hollywood, FL 33019




Where can I park?


On-site parking is available.




What is the best way for the disabled to access your facility?


Ample handicapped parking is available directly in front of the main entrance. If the spaces are full, additional handicapped parking can be found outside the east entrance. Please see our campus map for the exact locations. Persons with disabilities can be dropped off in the rotunda area of the main entrance. Sloped ramps can be found at the main entrance, and the far left doors are wheelchair accessible. All of Cobb Galleria Centre’s event space is located on one level. From the rotunda, take the elevator to the second floor.




Can I rent a wheelchair?


A limited number of wheelchairs are available free of charge at the concierge desk. Scooters are available for rental and must be ordered in advance. For pricing visit Scootaround.com.




What hotels are nearby?


The Diplomat Beach Resort is the ultimate South Florida resort by the sea. Click here to learn more about rooms and availability.





Tel: 952-835-7621

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