Let's Get Spiked! Celeb Chef Volleyball Tournament: Free VIP Tickets UPDATED

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Laine Doss
Spike Mendelsohn and friends play volleyball on South Beach.
It's not unusual to see people playing volleyball on South Beach's shoreline. But come next week, don't do a double take when the person spiking the ball happens to actually be Spike... as in Mendelsohn.

The Top Chef alum (and owner of some of the Presidential family's favorite Washington D.C. restaurants) is inviting some of his pals to play volleyball at the Let's Get Spiked! Celebrity Chef Volleyball Tournament.

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The event, which will be held on the beach near the James Royal Palm Hotel on Friday, February 22, at 1 p.m. features a host of your favorite chefs playing in a round robin tournament. The chefs will be divided into teams of four (the teams have not been decided yet), playing each other in 15-minute games.

The chef lineup includes host Spike Mendelsohn and his friends Chuck Hughes, Alex Guarnaschelli, Andrew Zimmern, Tim Love, Pat LaFrieda, Marcel Vigneron, Jeff Mauro, Adrianne Calvo, Johnny Iuzzini, Stephanie Izard, Todd Erickson, Justin Warner, Josh Capon, and Alberto Cabrera.

Though this is not an "official" event, the tournament will make a donation to Florida International University, in the spirit of the South Beach Wine & Food Festival.

The tournament is free and open to the public to watch. Trash talking is expected.

After the tournament there's a special invitation-only VIP reception where a lucky few will partake in delicious and refreshing wine cocktails from Foods From Chile, while chef Kris Wessel of Florida Cookery prepares special bites for the occasion. No amount of money can get you in -- but Short Order wants to put you and a friend on the ultra-swanky guest list!

Just "like" our Facebook page and tell us which other sport should be made part of SoBeWFF. Would you like to see the chefs play touch football, run a 5K -- or do some competitive eating? We'll choose a random winner on Monday, February 18, at noon.

And the burning question on your mind right now -- shirts or skins? "Skins obviously," Spike told us.

We'll be there!

UPDATED:
Congrats to Jessica Johnson for the most creative entry:


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Jessica Johnson
Jessica is going to the VIP reception with a friend!  Stay tuned for more giveaways!

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The James Royal Palm Hotel

1545 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL

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Short Order
Short Order

Congrats to J Drama Johnson you were the most creative (see -- pictures do count)!!! You won the two VIP tickets. Please email lainedoss@yahoo.com for details on how to claim your prize.

Loria Powell Lowd
Loria Powell Lowd

Mini Triathlon: 50yrd sprint in Crocs (your choice of color), tricycle race & swim backstroke w/secret ingredient on your chest

Lisa Willard
Lisa Willard

Did you see Paula Dean "riding" Robert Irvine 2 yrs ago? How about a 20 yard Sous Rides a Chef race

Girlie Show
Girlie Show

It has to be Pig races! soooooooo funny!

Deco Concierge
Deco Concierge

LMAO!! It has to be pig races w/ The Lady Chablis and Paula Deen as you hosts next year!! YAY!!!

Backsac Nation
Backsac Nation

An interactive obstacle course/race that involes jet skis! :)

Anaili Triana
Anaili Triana

Kickball, Miami style with drinking involved of course

J Drama Johnson
J Drama Johnson

Wheelbarrow race with eating challenges along the course for the person who is the wheelbarrow (must eat food staying in position of wheelbarrow). My dream team would be Paula Deen as the wheelbarrow 'driven' by Anthony Bourdain :)

Camille Miller
Camille Miller

Vollyball is nice but chefs playing soccer now that sounds awesome :)

Audra D. Morales
Audra D. Morales

Fútbol! I can see some of the Soccercentric Chefs & Foodies getting super competitive, ultimately making it an event to see.

Bob Micket
Bob Micket

I say line up the men and place your bets. Give Paula Deen some booze and who ever she molests last WINS!

Carol Reynolds
Carol Reynolds

The sport of Miami - Shuffleboard! (no-contact sport AND plenty of cheftastic trash-talking to be had)

Jean-Paul Bermudez
Jean-Paul Bermudez

easy.. Drinking games. Maybe a "Beer Olympics" type of event featuring local Craft beers

Jean-Paul Bermudez
Jean-Paul Bermudez

easy.. Drinking games. Maybe a "Beer Olympics" type of event featuring local Craft beers

Short Order
Short Order

So far these are the most awesome answers -- evah! Keep 'em coming!

Cari Garcia
Cari Garcia

Pie eating contest between Guy fieri, Paula deen and the Neelys.

jgcamp99
jgcamp99

I can't imagine doing this to myself ? It's the last thing I'd do. Taking a nap has gotta be more productive than this ?

Pedro Luis Garcia
Pedro Luis Garcia

It's definitely between touch football and competitive eating for me, but I think I'd have to go with touch football. Each tent is the size of a field to begin with - plus it would suit the crowd and sand. Competitive eating would be a bit too nauseating to witness at the festival. :-P

Maria J Lacayo Cárdenas
Maria J Lacayo Cárdenas

Water challenge on a sand course with cooking mini-challenges scattered through out. Must be done in pairs and must wear themed outfits. :D

Bob Micket
Bob Micket

badminton using kitchen utensils

Michelle Migneault Amaral
Michelle Migneault Amaral

Interactive obstacle course/race. Run to each station and complete a cooking "feat" such as flip a pancake 10 times, squeeze enough lemons to fill a cup, etc. :-)

Jcreatives
Jcreatives

@Short Order Ecstatic! Thanks Miami New Times and Short Order!! We will be there in our swanky best, representing Miami Beach and Colombia! My chef friend is visiting from Bogotá just for this #SOBEWFF weekend, and this is just the cherry on our sundae! 

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