Grillin with the Pros

“Grilling with Pros!”
A benefit event at the 26th Annual MayFair in Harvard Square
Sunday, May 3rd 2009 from Noon until 6:00pm.
(Rain date – Sunday, May 17th 2009)

The 26th Annual MayFair is the host site of the first annual
Grilling with the Pros featuring New England Linebacker Adalius Thomas’ Pro Team in a heated competition with Harvard Square’s Pro Chefs to benefit Mass Mentoring and Community Servings.

Once inside the Grilling with the Pros enclosed Grid Iron, you are an intimate part of the intensely competitive cooking and eating action as each team Flips, Bastes, Smokes, and Batters it’s “hottest” grilled creations. On the Pro Football Grill Squad “Team Thomas,” Captain Adalius Thomas and his friend Ty Warren and other Surprise Guests stand firm with Celebrity “Meat Coaches”: Ron Savenor and Trey Goodwin from Boston’s Famous Smokehouse and the Savenor pro-meat team.

The Pro-Chef Home Team is led by Paul O’Connell (Veteran of the Taste of the NFL and Chez Henri Owner and Chef) and features Chef Steven Brand, Chef Susan Regis, and Chef/Owner Deborah Hughes from UpStairs on the Square; Chef Michael Scelfo from Temple Bar; Chef Peter Davis from Henrietta’s Table; Chef Dave Punch from Ten Tables and Krista Kranyak Owner of Ten Tables; and John Schall owner of Fire & Ice.

Celebrity Judges from both the World of Pro Sports and Pro Food Writing will weigh in on the results…thus far, Karen Holmes Ward from City Line, WCVB Channel 5, and Steve Burton,WBZ TV Channel 4 Sports Anchor. Local Judges from Cambridge’s Fire Department; Deputy Chief Paul Sheehan and Deputy Chief Gerry Mahoney.

Tickets: Will be sold in advance at the HSBA Office, please call 617-491-3434 with Credit Card in hand! Day of tickets will be sold on location at the “Grilling with the Pros” event site in the Church Street Parking Lot!

Adult Tickets: $30.00 – Kids under Twelve – $10.00. Ticket sales and merchandise proceeds benefit Mass Mentoring and Community Servings.

Admission into the enclosed area allows each insider:

A Plate to sample each team’s secret Bar-b-que recipes! Each team will give ticket holders a taste of Ribs, Sausage, Chicken and a few sides. Tickets holders will cast their ballots for their favorite team.
Players and Chefs will rotate opportunities for photos!
Footballs and t-shirts are also available for purchase and signing with additional funds going to beneficiary Mass Mentoring!
All food, merchandise and volunteer time has been donated…thank you Adalius and team, Chefs, City of Cambridge and Harvard Square Chefs.
First Half: 1:00 pm– 2:30 pm
Second Half: 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Tickets are available for purchase for either the first or second half by calling the HSBA 617-491-3434! Tickets are limited, first come – first serve.

Everybody wins at this event! If the Chef’s win the Players give them VIP Game Tickets and if the Players win the Chefs give the Players VIP “Chef’s Table” dinners!!!

The 26th Annual MayFair in Harvard Square is also pleased to feature CHESTER FRENCH LIVE from the Super Crosswalk! A Border Café/ Corona Cinco-de-Mayo Beer Garden and a Sam Adams/Grafton Street Beer Garden, Chalk on the Walk, Hot Air Balloon Rides, Kids Activities, Four Stages of live entertainment including a DANCE stage and hundreds of happy vendors and festival goers!

MayFair is Sponsored by: Dunkin Donut’s, Sam Adams, Nantucket Nectars, Corona Beer, Re-Max Destiny, Jet Blue, Boston’s Weekly Dig, Yelp, Newbury Comics, WZLX, Renewal by Anderson, Owens Corning, Boston Event Specialists, Zipcar, Grafton Street, The Border Cafe, Café of India, Savenor’s The Irving House, Sonic Bids, Pilgrim Parking, and the Harvard Square Business Association.

MayFair is free and open to the public!
For More information about our complete schedule of events: for more info 617-491-3434