From Top Chef To Top Gun: Spike Mendelsohn Hosting Celebrity Volleyball Tournament For Charity

On the one hand, no one will be surprised at the news that Spike “Do You Remember That I Am Attractive?” Mendelsohn is hosting a celebrity chef beach volleyball tournament at the South Beach Food and Wine Festival. (What’s one more opportunity for Spike to take off his shirt in South Beach, really?)

On the other hand, the roster of celebrity chefs he’s wrangled for this event, which benefits the Florida International University, is impressive, and now we get to see all of them with their shirts off, too! (Okay, not the women; this is somewhat of a family event.)

Here is a list of all the chefs confirmed to pull out their best Top Gun reenactments on Friday, February 22  at The James Royal Palm’s beachfront at 1 PM. Quick, which chef is which Top Gun character?

  • Chuck Hughes
  • Alex Guarnaschelli
  • Andrew Zimmern
  • Tim Love
  • Pat LaFrieda
  • Marcel Vigneron 
  • Jeff Mauro
  • Adrianne Calvo
  • Johnny Iuzzini
  • Stephanie Izard
  • Todd Erickson
  • Justin Warner
  • Alberto Cabrera

This is a veritable highway to the danger zone. Also, Marcel is totally Goose.

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