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Laissez les bons temps rouler! (Let the good times roll)! HOST A SUPER BASH FOR SUPER BOWL XLVII BIG EASY STYLE _________________________________________________________________________ LIVE FROM THE KITCHEN AT THE ICONIC COMMANDER’S PALACE RESTAURANT IN NEW ORLEANS, HOST CITY OF SUPER BOWL XLVII The Super Bowl is heading to the Superdome…. So New Orleans is going nuts preparing for the biggest party of the year! New Orleanians know how to party, and Super Bowl XLVII is no exception.

Tory McPhail is the executive chef of the famed Commander’s Palace in New Orleans. Prior to being named executive chef in January 2002, McPhail completed a series of stints at several culinary hot spots, including the Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, FL; the Michelin-starred L’Escargot in London and its sister restaurant, the Michelin two- star Picasso Room; and the Caribbean/Creole-intensive Mongoose Restaurant in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Today, McPhail continues his dedication to creating and sustaining strong relationships with local purveyors, as well as executing exciting dishes in the Commander’s kitchen. McPhail’s masterful work has not only kept Commander’s Palace at the top of critics’ lists, but has also led him to numerous TV appearances, including Bravo’s “Top Chef,” on which he was a guest judge along-side Commander’s Co-Proprietor Ti Adelaide Martin; NBC’s “Today”; CBS’s “Early Show”; “Paula’s Party” with Paula Dean; “After Hours With Daniel Boulud”; and numerous Food Network programs, including “Sara’s Secrets,” “My Country, My Kitchen,” “Into the Fire,” and “Bobby Flay’s Food Nation.” Tory also co-hosted “Off the Menu,” which aired on Turner South Network for six years. A James Beard Rising Star Chef and both a 2011 and 2012 Best Chef South nominee, McPhail was also named as one of Saveur magazine’s inaugural “Tastemaker Chefs” in 2012; awarded the winner of the Great American Seafood Cook-Off in 2009; co-authored Commander’s Wild Side with Martin, a collection of recipes taken from the legendary restaurant’s kitchen and has served on the Nutrition Advisory Board for Cooking Light magazine. Becci Twombley, RD, CSSD is a registered dietitian who is board certified in sports dietetics. She has been fueling elite athletes for the past 5 years and is currently the Director of Sports Nutrition at the University of Southern California. As a sports dietitian, Becci acts as a food coach, enhancing the athletes’ ability to recover and repair so that their bodies can adapt to the intensity of training required to become exceptional. Becci believes that nutrition is an essential part of training and tailors diets to meet the individual needs of her athletes based on their role on the team, position, personal goals and time of season. Her mission is to “fuel athletes” so that training is more efficient, career longevity is maximized and performance is optimized.
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