Fort Lauderdale, FL (July 2018) — The 2018 edition of John Offerdahl’s Gridiron Grill-Off Food, Wine & Music Festival – which makes its return to the Pompano Beach Amphitheater Friday, November 9 – will include an all-new, family-friendly BBQ Pit Masters competition. The competition takes place from 12-5 p.m. on Saturday, November 10, as part of this year’s much- anticipated weekend-long celebration. Attendees will enjoy an authentic experience with craft barbecue, live entertainment, and a family-friendly Kid Zone for adults and children of all ages.
“As our event has grown and evolved over the years, we’ve looked for new ways to involve the community and enhance the overall experience for our guests,” said John Offerdahl, the founder of the Gridiron Grill-Off and former Miami Dolphins All-Pro Linebacker. “We are thrilled to host the first annual BBQ Pit Masters competition this year and look forward to showcasing the talent and passion of grillers from all across the Southeast. This event is an outstanding way for us to give back to the community, and by adding new elements like the BBQ competition, we know we will be able to contribute even more. It’s a great feeling.”
Each year since 2010, the Gridiron Grill-Off has paired celebrity chefs from South Florida’s finest restaurants with NFL legends to create signature grilled dishes. This year, in addition to the new BBQ Pit Masters competition, the festival will include three nights of live concerts and the ultimate tailgate experience during the Dolphins vs. Packers game on Sunday, November 11. READ MORE
Fort Lauderdale, FL (July 10, 2018) — Hemsworth Communications, a full-service public relations agency specializing in culinary, wine/spirits, travel/tourism and hospitality clients, has been hired as the agency-of-record for John Offerdahl’s Gridiron Grill-Off Food, Wine & Music Festival. The annual event pairs chefs from South Florida’s finest restaurants with former NFL stars in a unique grilling competition. This year’s three-day festival kicks off on Friday night, November 9 with a live performance by Vince Gill, followed by a cornhole tournament, BBQ Pit Master Competition and the Grand Grill-Off gourmet food and premium wine and spirit samplings on Saturday November 10. Continuing the fun on Saturday night, Barenaked Ladies and opening act Sister Hazel will take the stage at the Pompano Beach Amphitheater. The event will culminate on Sunday night, November 11 featuring the music group Daughtry.
“John Offerdahl is an NFL legend, a South Florida icon, and the Gridiron Grill-Off Food, Wine & Music Festival is one of the most unique, exciting events of its kind,” said Samantha Jacobs, founder and president of Hemsworth. READ MORE
POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (2017) – Football, food and philanthropy came together for a cause as Miami Dolphins legends joined forces with top local chefs at this year’s John Offerdahl’s Gridiron Grill-Off Food & Wine Festival presented by the University of Miami Health System. Nearly 3,000 attendees spent the day indulging in signature grilled dishes, while raising $80,000 to benefit Offerdahl’s Hand-Off Foundation.
“For eight years we have brought food and football together to support programs that make a difference to help feed the needs of those in crisis,” said John Offerdahl, event founder and former Miami Dolphins All-Pro Linebacker. “We thank the community for their continued support, as well as the sponsors, legendary players and chefs who make this event possible.”
Fans cheered on NFL legends and celebrity chefs from South Florida’s finest restaurants as they hit the gridiron to grill up culinary masterpieces. READ MORE
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