Superbowl XLVI: Taste of the NFL with Chef John Howie

Seattle’s culinary star brings his best food game to help a good cause.

Celebrated chef, restaurant proprietor and author, Chef John Howie is heading to the Super Bowl in Indianapolis to score a touchdown against hunger.

Chef Howie owns multiple restaurants throughout Seattle and Bellevue including Seastar Restaurant & Raw bar, John Howie Steak and SPORT Restaurant. Combining his passion for food and sports, he will represent the Northwest and the Seattle Seahawks for the eighth consecutive year at the Taste of the NFL “Party with a Purpose” on the eve of Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis.

The Taste of the NFL Party with a Purpose is a premier food and wine event that brings together more then 35 expert chefs from each NFL city, as well as NFL greats, coaches, and fans to mingle and to raise awareness and funds for hunger relief.

Each Chef at the event is paired with either a past or present NFL player. This year, Chef Howie will be joined by Seahawks defensive lineman Craig Terrill. As a representation of true northwest flavor, the Chef will be preparing his Ancho Chili Applewood scented King Salmon on Southwestern Roasted Corn Mashed Potatoes with Sweet Chili Hollandaise and Lime Cream. The recipe is from his new cookbook, ‘Passion & Palate: Recipes for a Generous Table’ a full color hardbound collection of stories and unique recipes that was released in October.

The evening not only includes delectable samples, but a silent auction with hundreds of one-of-a-kind sports and entertainment memorabilia and incredible getaway packages. The evening will conclude with a live concert performance by multi-platinum and award winning country singer and songwriter Sara Evans.

Since 1992, the Taste of the NFL has donated more then $10 million to Feeding America- affiliated food banks across the nation, including Food Lifeline, a nonprofit organization located in Shoreline dedicated to ending hunger in Western Washington. These nationwide donations have helped feed 37 million Americans who have reached out to their local food banks for assistance.

The food and football fest will take place on Saturday, Feb. 4 at 6 p.m. at Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana. Ticket prices are $600 and the event is attended by approximately 5,000 guests.  To attend, purchase tickets online. 

Whether you’re rooting for the Giants or the Patriots, or still debating on your team loyalty, you can always root for the home team and cheer for Seattleites, Chef Howie and  Craig Terrill, for a successful food game!