Taste of the Championship

Taste of the Championship

January 8, 2017

7 - 10 pm ET

The Florida Aquarium


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An evening of sampling gourmet food and beverages representing geographic regions from around the country prepared by renowned chefs.

A premium dining experience that makes a difference on the eve of the national championship game.

The Taste of the Championship is a premium event on the eve of the College Football Playoff National Championship hosted by the CFP Foundation as a fundraising opportunity for Extra Yard for Teachers initiatives. Local residents as well as national championship game attendees sample food and drink at from the local area, regions of the CFP New Year’s Six Bowls, and the home communities of the two competing teams.


In addition to the gourmet dining experience, the Taste of the Championship also hosts well-known former college football players who interact with attendees at the various food stations. Exceptional teachers are also placed in the spotlight as honored guests of the CFP Foundation.


The 2017 Taste of the Championship will be held at The Florida Aquarium and incorporate famed Tampa restaurants:

717 South
Bern’s Steakhouse
Boca Kitchen Bar Market
Cigar City Brewpub
The Columbia
Fodder and Shine
Goody Goody
Mad Dogs & Englishmen
Mise en Place
Parkshore Grill
The Refinery