Boca Bowl’s Great Chefs Tailgate Showcase Returns This Month


Staff report

Get in the game day spirit during the third annual Boca Raton Bowl Great Chefs Tailgate Showcase & College Football Spirit Night.

A lead in event for the 2017 Boca Bowl, the culinary event features tailgate favorites, cocktails and school spirit.

Don your alma mater’s jersey and head to the Renaissance Boca Raton Hotel from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Nov. 9.

The new location at the hotel allows for more chef stations and culinary creations at the indoor ballroom and outdoor patio.

Tickets to the Great Chefs Tailgate Showcase event are $50 per person in advance and $60 at the door; price includes all chef and brewery tastings, entertainment and beer, wine and soft drinks. The event benefits Spirit of Giving’s annual holiday gift drive.

Sample dishes from popular restaurants, country clubs, hotels, catering companies and celebrity chefs and brew masters.

Some of the participants include: Boca Raton Resort & Club, Renaissance Hotel Boca Raton, Via Mizner Golf & Country Club​, Morton’s The Steakhouse, Bolay, Tucker Duke’s, Tilted Kilt, Seasons 52​, Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar, Melting Pot, M.E.A.T. Tap Room & Eatery, Palm Beach Gardens Marriott, Florida Atlantic University’s Chartwells, Los Bocados, 32 Bubbles, Oceans 234, Hooters and more.

After sampling, guests can cast “People’s Choice” votes for their favorite chef, brew and cocktail entries. There will also be a panel of expert foodie and family” media and bloggers, ESPN and “hometown tailgate” authorities to judge the dishes.

“We can’t wait to see what this year’s chefs cook up and breweries serve up!” noted Doug Mosley, executive director of the Boca Raton Bowl set to kick-off at FAU Stadium on Tuesday, Nov.19 at 7 p.m. “We look forward to the most attended, most spirited showcase night yet to benefit our charity partner Spirit of Giving. The event is perfectly timed for both raising awareness of the Boca Raton Bowl and much needed funds for our charity partner’s annual holiday gift drive.”

To purchase tickets visit www.spiritofgivingnetwork/chefstailgateshowcase or via Spirit of Giving at or call 561-385-0144.