Ted Allen, the Emmy-award winning host of Chopped on Food Network, has been tapped as culinary host of Taste of the NFL’s 21st annual fundraising event taking place on Saturday, Feb. 4 at Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana. Allen, who grew up in Carmel, Ind., is well known for his past roles as a judge on Bravo’s Top Chef and Food Network’s Iron Chef America and as the food and wine specialist on the groundbreaking Bravo series Queer Eye. He is also a contributing writer to Esquire magazine, the author of The Food You Want to Eat: 100 Smart, Simple Recipes (Clarkson-Potter) and co-author of the New York Times best-seller Queer Eye for the Straight Guy: The Fab Five’s Guide to Looking Better, Cooking Better, Dressing Better, Behaving Better, and Living Better.
As culinary host of Taste of the NFL’s Super Bowl party, Allen will showcase the many chefs involved in the event along with their signature dishes. He will also be on hand to meet and greet guests throughout the evening.
“Ted’s charisma and culinary expertise, not to mention his Midwestern roots, make him a perfect host for this year’s Party with a Purpose,” said Wayne Kostroski, founder of Taste of the NFL. “He will definitely be an entertaining addition to the event, and I am sure guests will enjoy the opportunity to meet him in person.”