Prophetstown chef to cook at Super Bowl's #1 tailgate

While many of us will be watching the big game from our couches next Sunday, one Lafayette woman will have a much different experience.

Posted: Jan 24, 2020 8:31 AM
Updated: Jan 24, 2020 8:40 AM

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI)— While many of us will be watching the big game from our couches next Sunday, one Lafayette woman will have a much different experience.

Lauren Reed, Chef at the Farm at Prophetstown, won't be there for the game. She's traveling to Miami to get the party started beforehand.

Reed will be cooking for thousands of VIPs at a large tailgate ahead of the Chiefs and 49ers match up. 

But this isn't new to her. 

This is the third year in a row the Farm at Prophetstown Chef has been asked to share her culinary talents.

In Tippecanoe County, Lauren Reed is known for her farm-to-table dinners. Now, she's making a big name for herself cooking alongside celebrity chefs. 

Reed was chosen to cook for the big game because of her work in Indiana. She previously worked at the Indianapolis Colts tailgates, which are run by Bullseye Event Group. Bullseye hosts the VIP tailgate every year at the Super Bowl.

Reed cooks for the 'Players Tailgate,' which she said is voted the number one tailgate at the big game.  

Reed said she works with chefs from all over the country at the tailgate. Every year several celebrity chefs, including Guy Fieri and Aaron May, are working their culinary magic for VIPs at the tailgate.

She said it feels so great to continue to be asked back to work this event, especially being a small town Indiana girl.

"I get to go work with amazing people," she said.  "At this point, now that this is my third year, I know these chefs and I get to reunite with them."

If you're headed down to Miami for this year's Super bowl and want to join Lauren for the big game's number one tailgate, you'll have to pay the big bucks. Tickets to the VIP party cost $875 per person.

Lauren said it's the best party you'll ever attend, with plenty of celebrity sightings.

"The environment is like the best party you have ever been to in your life, it's crazy," Reed said. "There's ton of NFL players, there's tons of famous people."

Lauren explained it's a long process to prepare and clean everything up after the party. She will leave Lafayette on Jan. 29 and be in Miami until Feb. 4. The game is on Sunday, Feb. 2. 

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