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 5, 2019
Cocktail Reception & Auction | 5 pm
Dinner & Program | 7 pm
WHERE:
Colorado Convention Center Four Seasons 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 Il Porcellino Salumi. Colorado’s top chefs then prepare an exquisite four-course tableside dinner with customized wine pairings, followed by dessert from Secret Sauce F&B’s Chef Nadine Donovan (of Ace, Steuben’s, and Vesta).
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 2019 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

2019 Restaurants and Chefs

12@Madison: Chef Jeff Osaka

Acreage: Chef Alex De Bernardis

Angelo’s Taverna: Chef Scott Hybbeneth

Ash’Kara: Chef Daniel Asher

Avelina: Chef Josh Oakley

Bar Dough: Chef Carrie Baird

Barolo Grill: Chef Darrel Truett

Basta: Chef Kelly Whitaker

Beast + Bottle: Chef Paul C. Reilly

Beckon|Call: Chef Duncan Holmes

Blackbelly: Chef Arun Moghe

Centerplate: Chef Kayley Boyle

Corrida: Chef Amos Watts

Death & Co: Chef Wes Hamilton

Dio Mio: Chefs Alex Figura & Spencer White

Edible Beats: Chef Jeremy Kittelson

Hearth & Dram: Chef Adam Vero

Jax: Chef Sheila Lucero

Ivy on 7th: Chef Rebecca Weitzman

Mizuna: Chef Shawn Waters

Nocturne: Chef Greg Weadick

OAK: Chef Sarah Beckwith

Que Bueno Suerte: Chef Ivan Ceballos

range: Chef David Anderson

Secret Sauce F&B: Chef Nadine Donovan

Stoic & Genuine: Chef Patrick McReady

Super Mega Bien: Chef Dana Rodriguez

Tavernetta: Chef Ian Wortham

The Corner Office: Chef Rich Byers

The Nickel: Chef Matt Maberry

The Populist: Chef Theo Adley

Vesta: Chefs 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

2019 Share Our Strength CO Leadership Council

JAMES IACINO
Chair Emeritus, Seattle Fish Company

LARS BJORKLUND
34 Degrees Crackers

LAURA CORNWELL
Cooking Matters

DANIELLE DAVIS
DCD Communications

ETHAN FURTEK
Integris Partners

DANA HALL
Council Chair, Attorney

JANEY HUBSCHMAN
Epicurean Butter

BILL LONG
Snooze & AM Eatery

JENNIFER MARGOLES
CPG Industry Consultant

LUCY MOFFATT
Sysco Denver

JENNIFER OLSON
Jennifer Olson Photography

KATE MAHON RALLS
Kate Ralls Wellness

LEANN REYNOLDS

JESSICA WERNER
Sage Restaurant Group

BEVERAGE CHAIR

CHAD MICHAEL GEORGE
The Way Back & Wayward

LUCAS HOLUB
Taub Family Selections

JASON SNOPKOSKI
Carboy Winery

CHEF CHAIR

ERIC LEE
Acreage at Stem Ciders

RUSSELL STIPPICH
The Populist