Joey Faugno and Mauro Castano will be onsite at the 22nd Annual Party with a Purpose® to serve their original cake creation and mingle with guests
Taste of the NFL, host of one of the premier parties of Super Bowl week, announces that stars from TLC’s hit show Cake Boss will be part of its 22nd annual “Party with a Purpose” taking place Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. This is the third year that members from Cake Boss have participated in the strolling food and wine event known for pairing chefs from each NFL market with current or former NFL players to give guests the opportunity to sample fine cuisine, meet nationally-recognized chefs and rub elbows with NFL all-stars. Proceeds from the evening benefit hunger relief in NFL cities nationwide.
Appearing onsite at Taste of the NFL’s Super Bowl event include Joey Faugno, head master baker, and Mauro Castano, pastry chef—both part of the big Italian family working at Carlo’s Bakery in Hoboken, New Jersey, and regulars on Cake Boss. They will serve their signature specialties from Carlo’s and unveil an original cake creation for the event.
“At last year’s party, Mauro couldn’t get over how NFL players who he has always been fans of, such as Hall of Fame members Randall McDaniel and Jack Youngblood, wanted to have their pictures taken with him,” said Liz Brown, Taste of the NFL Event Director. “The Cake Boss stars are always a highlight of the evening for partygoers. They continue to amaze our guests with what they create out of flour, eggs, fondant and their incredible imaginations!"
In 2011, the Carlo’s team designed a giant replica of Cowboys’ Stadium representing the Super Bowl XLV matchup of the Green Bay Packers versus the Pittsburgh Steelers. Last year, they wowed guests with a gigantic football field cake complete with edible Eli Manning and Tom Brady jerseys and a Vince Lombardi Trophy that emerged from the middle of the field.
Other highlights of this year’s “Party with a Purpose” include live entertainment and special appearances by the newly-crowned Miss America. There is also a silent auction with unique sports memorabilia, exciting travel opportunities, culinary packages and more. Limited tickets remain. For more information, visit www.TasteoftheNFL.com.
The 2013 event is made possible through the generosity of Taste of the NFL partners including E & J Gallo, Party City, Uptown Network and American Family Insurance. Additional supporting sponsors include the Louisiana Seafood Council, Tabasco, Pernod Ricard and Crescent Crown Distributing. For those who can’t make it to the event but still want to support Taste of the NFL’s mission to kick hunger, they are encouraged to log on to www.KickHungerChallenge.com and make a donation in the name of their favorite NFL team—proceeds will directly impact the donation of meals to those in need in their team’s community.
ABOUT TASTE OF THE NFL
The Taste of the NFL (TNFL) is a 501c3 that exists to raise awareness and dollars for hunger relief organizations involved in tackling hunger in America. The Minneapolis-based organization conducts national and local fundraising events throughout the year to raise money to combat hunger issues facing millions of Americans. To date, Taste of the NFL has raised more than $14 million for this critically important cause and is looking forward to its 2013 event on the eve of Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans. For more information, visit www.TasteoftheNFL.com.
ABOUT KICK HUNGER CHALLENGE
The Kick Hunger Challenge is an online-only fundraising campaign spearheaded by Taste of the NFL (www.TasteoftheNFL.com). This friendly “competition” pits fans from all 32 NFL teams against each other to raise money for food banks in NFL communities nationwide. Throughout the 2012-13 football season, fans will have the opportunity to support one of the 32 NFL teams and directly impact the donation of thousands of meals to food banks in their team’s community.
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