MLB Press Release
Celebrity Chefs Headline Braves "Big Night Out" Events
Kevin Rathbun, Bobby Deen, Emily Sailers, Ashley Vicos will join Herb Mesa or Donna Rodriguez in the Turner Field Cooking Suite
Are you a baseball fan AND a foodie? If the answer is yes, then the Braves Big Night Out lineup is just what the maître de ordered! Enjoy the best of Atlanta in one great package. Big Night Out is an evening of incredible dining and great Braves baseball.
Fans will enjoy a cooking demonstration by a celebrity chef before the game with the menu created around the visiting team’s local cuisine.
Each $135 ticket includes seating in a luxury suite, the cooking demonstration, meal (including beer and wine beverages) and a Green Lot parking pass.
Atlantan Herb Mesa who competed on the Food Network series “The Next Food network Star” headlines five Big Night Outs, while Donna Rodriguez, an Atlanta native and host of the radio show “The Dishing with Donna Show” will also headline five nights. Each will bring their friends and fellow chefs to help them create unique experiences.
Some of Rodriguez’ “assisting chefs” include local restaurateur and chef, Kevin Rathbun, who recently opened a concession stand at Turner Field (Kevin Rathbun Steak), who will join Rodriquez on July 27. Bobby Deen, host of “Not My Mama’s Meals” on the Cooking Channel and son of famed Food Network personality, restaurant owner and author, Paula Deen, will participate in the September 29 event. Restaurant owner and one half of the Indigo Girls, Emily Sailers will join Rodriguez on August 18.
Joining Mesa will be Ashley Vicos, host of Food Network’s “Have Cake, Will Travel” and owner of Sweet Ashley’s on June 30.
Here are all the dates for the 2012 Big Night Out:
- May 25th vs. Washington Nationals – Donna Rodriguez
- June 16th vs. Baltimore Orioles – Donna Rodrguez
- June 30th vs. Washington Nationals – Herb Mesa and Ashley Vicos
- July 14 vs. New York Mets – Herb Mesa
- July 27th vs. Philadelphia Phillies – Donna Rodriguez and Kevin Rathbun
- August 4th vs. Houston Astros – Herb Mesa
- August 18 – vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - Donna Rodriguez and Emily Sailers
- September 1st vs. Philadelphia Phillies – Herb Mesa
- September 29 vs. New York Mets – Donna Rodriguez and Bobby Deen
For more information or to purchase tickets please contact an Atlanta Braves Group Account Executive at 404-577-9100, extension 3 or visit www.braves.com/bignightout.