Tuesday, February 3, 2009

ESPN: The NEXT Magazine Superbowl Event

Tampa, Florida

People keep asking me if Catering by Design was busy during the Superbowl. And I get so excited because we were SUPER busy! Catering By Design was hired to cater several Superbowl Events, most notable, the uber-exclusive ESPN the Magazine Next event and the Maxim Magazine party.

ESPN was held under a custom tent on an open parking lot in downtown Tampa. Not that you would know you were under a tent, much less in a parking lot. The firm Event Eleven created this man-cave inspired party, complete with all kinds of toys for boys, like a model Castrol Oil Garage, a Golf Swing simulator, Video racing games, and go-go dancers. Samantha Ronson DJ'd the first three hours of the party, and, around midnight, Wyclef Jean put on an incredible show for the crowd of over 1000 people.

Just the other day, I was lucky enough to recieve some pictures from my friend and and business associate, Amy Pezzicara, of Pezzicara Photography in Tampa, FL. Amy is a talented local photographer hired by the company, Event Eleven, which produced the ESPN the Magazine's NEXT party for Superbowl 2009.

Tampa is fortunate to have had the Superbowl several times. I hope and expect it comes back in a few years. Word on the street is that the powers that be are already on the hunt to get it booked again. We'll be ready when they come.