Whether rain or shine, and rainy it was leading up to one of the BIGGEST events of 2015, the show must go on. Super Bowl XLIX was in Phoenix this year along with approximately 100,000 football fans from across the country for the showdown between the New England Patriots and reigning champions the Seattle Seahawks. We were so thrilled to be a part of some of the most exclusive parties in town!
The NFL Together We Make Football Party at the Heard Museum in Phoenix
Fans from all over the country came together to share with the NFL what role football plays in their lives and after several rounds of online voting there were two stories that won the hearts of the NFL and America. The NFL treated the winners and their families to a week they will never forget, including an exciting journey to a Red Carpet Movie Premier of “Together We Make Football” at The Heard Museum. Guests enjoyed several divine food stations, including a Gourmet Mac & Cheese Bar and delicious hand passed hors d’oeuvres like Petite Crab Cakes and Wild Mushroom & Parmesan Chive Arancini throughout the evening.
Direct TV Super Fan Festival at the Pendergast Family Farm in Glendale
Direct TV hosted the official Super Bowl Super Fan Festival, a three day pregame bash for Super Bowl XLIX featuring Zac Brown Band, Calvin Harris, Imagine Dragons and Snoop Dogg. The HGTV Lodge (it really was a lodge) is where our talented staff managed five food stations which included delightful choices like Truffle Parmesan Popcorn, Mini Spicy Rubens and delectable desserts such as Mini Cherry & White Chocolate Bread Pudding Muffins. We also hosted Direct TV’s top level executives from across the country in two additional VIP Tents which were complete with an amazing Flaming Doughnut Station, a unique culinary treat!
The Hall of Fame Luncheon at the Heard Museum in Phoenix
NFL Hall of Famers took over the Heard Museum for a lunch to remember where lucky guests rubbed elbows with The Hall of Famers. Guests enjoyed feasting on mouthwatering Baby Lamb Chops, Coriander Crusted Tenderloin and Jumbo Shrimp.
Pepsi at the Phoenix Art Museum
The hottest party in town! Zac Brown Band, custom food stations featuring gourmet foods cooked with Pepsi products, and athletes Drew Brees, Tony Romo, Terry Bradshaw and many more players signing autographs! Food was everywhere! Giant Paella Pans of Fried Rice were amazing. The hit of the night were the innovative Street Tacos in a Bag! Guests had their choice of
PepsiCo chips to pair with enticing choices like Southwest Smokey Chicken,
Ancho Braised Duck, Carne Asada, Chipotle Roasted Pork Belly and a delightful assortment of gourmet toppings.
FedEx at the Farm at South Mountain in Phoenix
Guests enjoyed a true farm to table experience in an intimate setting…. our 10 acre pecan grove is a breathtaking hidden gem in the heart of Phoenix. The event featured rustic wooden tables, local floral and mounds of fresh produce, tours of our organic garden, farm to table foods, pizzas out of our wood burning pizza oven and live music from Jared & The Mill to get people up and moving!
NBC Super Bowl Tailgate Party
On Super Bowl Sunday we welcomed 850 guests of NBC to a tailgate party right outside the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale. Guests were greeted with cold beer, Bloody Marys and gourmet “tailgate” style foods hot off the grill. Dave & Drea with Desert House Productions were spinning the hottest tracks and the drinks were flowing as guests then made their way over to the BIG GAME!