Chefs Up Front

A culinary experience you do not want to miss.

One epic night. One empowering experience.

One exceptional opportunity.

 

About Chefs Up Front

WHEN:
Sunday, May 6, 2018
Cocktail Reception & Auction | 5 pm
Dinner & Program | 7 pm
WHERE:
Colorado Convention Center Mile High Ballroom
DRESS:
Cocktail Attire.
WHAT:
Chefs Up Front begins with an auction featuring unique gifts and experiences around Denver and across the state and includes craft cocktails created by the area’s top bartenders, an oyster bar, and a charcuterie station from Sysco’s Chef Dorsey. Colorado’s top chefs then prepare an exquisite four-course tableside dinner with customized wine pairings, followed by dessert from D Bar Denver.
WHO:
Over 300 professionals, business and community leaders, and food & wine lovers.
WHY:
Proceeds benefit Cooking Matters Colorado, the Colorado nutrition education and hunger alleviation program of Share Our Strength.
COST:
$5,000 base level for a table of 10 includes benefits listed on page one of the sponsorship packet. All sponsors should submit top 3 chef choices from chef’s list.
LIMITED $10,000 and $20,000 SPONSORSHIP LEVELS AVAILABLE
COMMUNITY IMPACT:
For every $15,000 raised, Cooking Matters Colorado will provide 150,000 healthy, budget-friendly meals to vulnerable children, offered with food skills and nutrition education training for their caregivers.

Attend the Event

Make a payment by credit card (note 3% processing fee):
Purchase online at chefsupfrontco.com or
Contact Liz Grossi 303.548.4159; lgrossi@strength.org
Send a check made payable to Cooking Matters Colorado (CUF 2018 in memo):
Cooking Matters Colorado
c/o Liz Grossi
1824 Lincoln Street
Denver, Colorado 80203
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT SPONSORSHIP, PLEASE CONTACT Liz Grossi at 303.548.4159 or lgrossi@strength.org

2018 Chef List:

 

 

 

Avelina: Chef Josh Oakley

Bar Dough: Chef Carrie Baird

Barolo Grill: Chef Darrel Truett

Beast and Bottle: Chef Brian Wilson

Beckon|Call: Chef Duncan Holmes

The Bindery: Chef Linda Hampsten Fox

Cattivella: Chef Zuri Resendiz

Citizen Rail: Chef Christian Graves

Corrida: Chef Amos Watts

D Bar Denver (Dessert): Chefs Keegan Gerhard & Lisa Bailey

Dio Mio: Chef Alex Figura & Spencer White

EDGE Restaurant & Bar: Chef Simon Purvis

Emporium: Chef David Anderson

Four by Brother Luck: Chef Brother Luck

 

 

 

 

Frasca: Chef Eduardo Valle Lobo

Jax: Chef Sam Pepper

Linger: Chef Jeremy Kittelson

Mizuna: Chef Ty Leon

Nocturne: Chef Greg Weadick

range: Chef Logan Woodward

River and Woods: Chef Daniel Asher

Tavernetta: Chef Ian Wortham

The Nickel: Chef Russell Stippich

The Populist: Chef Jonathan Power

The Post Denver: Chef Brett Smith

The Regional (Oyster Bar): Chef Kevin Grossi

Wayward: Chef Talia Diele

Vesta: Chef Nicholas Kayser & Steven Cox

Become a Sponsor

For more information or to become a sponsor please contact Liz Grossi at lgrossi@strength.org or 303.548.4159, or see more information on our sponsorship package below.

 

Executive Chef: $20,000

  • Exclusive: VIP Lounge Access, Whiskey Tasting Experience, Video Spotlight (1 min)
  • 10-person Table with top chef choice
  • Step and Repeat Branding, Full Slideshow Logo. Three Social Media Spotlights, & Full-Page Program Ad

($19,000 tax-deductible)

 

Chef D’Cuisine: $10,000

  • Exclusive: Video Spotlight (30 sec.), 10-person Table with one of top two chef choices
  • Half Slideshow Logo, & Two Social Media Spotlights; also includes a Full-Page Program Ad

($9,000 tax-deductible)

 

Sous Chef: $5,000

  • 10-person Table with one of top three chef choices
  • Slideshow Logo, One Social Media Spotlight, & Half-Page Program Ad

($4,000 tax-deductible)

 

Individual Tickets: $500

  • Entry to the opening reception & dinner portion, also including a custom fivecourse meal and wine pairings.
  • Slideshow listing.

($400 tax-deductible)

Can’t make it?

Consider placing your company logo on our chef coats, the equivalent of sponsoring one Cooking Matters Course Participant ($499)

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT SPONSORSHIP, PLEASE CONTACT Liz Grossi at 303.548.4159 or lgrossi@strength.org

Chairs and Committee

 

Share Our Strength CO Leadership Council

JEAN BOWEN

Chair Emeritus Cuisines by Jean

 

JAMES IACINO

Chair Seattle Fish Company

 

LARS BJORKLUND

Event Chair Emmi Roth USA, Inc.

 

SUZY CHIAPPETTA & LUCY MOFFATT

Sysco Denver

 

DANA HALL

Attorney

 

JANEY HUBSCHMAN

Epicurean Butter

 

JENNIFER MARGOLES

34 Degrees Crackers

 

JESSICA WERNER

Sage Restaurant Group

 

DANIELLE MOORE

Noodles and Company

 

JENNIFER OLSON

Jennifer Olson Photography

 

MARIA DALEBROUX

UNFI

 

LEANN REYNOLDS

Homewatch Caregivers International

 

DANIELLE DAVIS

DCD Communications

 

LAURA CORNWELL

Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters

 

BEVERAGE CHAIR

CHAD MICHAEL GEORGE

The Way Back & Wayward

 

CHEF CHAIR

KEVIN GROSSI

The Regional at Avanti F&B