Chefs Up Front

April 19, 2015

General Admission: $300
5:30pm - 9:00pm

Restaurant Sponsor: $500

Silver Sponsor: $3,000

Gold Sponsor: $5,000

Platinum Sponsor: $7,500

Diamond Sponsor: $10,000

Marquis Sponsor: $20,000

Colorado Convention Center - Mile High Ballroom

700 14th Street
Denver, Colorado

 

Chefs Up Front
April 19, 2015
 
Colorado Convention Center - Mile High Ballroom 

700 14th Street 
Denver, CO 80202

5:30 p.m. - Cocktail Reception 
7:00 p.m. - Seated Dinner

Chefs Up Front is a culinary extravaganza you and your company will not want to miss! Please join Colorado’s top chefs as an event sponsor at the Colorado Convention Center on Sunday, April 19, 2015. The evening’s proceeds support Cooking Matters, a program of Share Our Strength's national No Kid Hungry campaign, impacting the lives of more than 26,000 families at rish of hunger over the last twenty years, with over 1,945 courses taught. With your sponsorship, our goal over the next year is to provide nutrition education to help more than 12,000 low-income Coloradans develop self-reliance.

At Chefs Up Front, Colorado's most sought-after chefs will prepare an elaborate meal tableside, for you and your guests, showcasing the style and cuisine of their restaurants. EntrĂ©es will be expertly paired with wine selections from around the world. Our MC will be Food Network dessert chef Keegan Gerhard of D Bar Restaurant. James Beard Award-winning pastry chef Johnny Luzzini will speak and serve a signature dessert. A few of the 30 participating chefs include Aniedra Nichols (Elway’s), Kelly Liken (Restaurant Kelly Liken), Kyle Mendenhall (The Kitchen), Carrie Blake (Table 6), and Darrel Truett (Barolo Grill). 

If you have questions on becoming a sponsor or a participating restaurant please contact Maria Ashley at mashley@strength.org 

 

2014 participating Chefs and restaurants to be announced! Last year's line-up is below.

You Can Sponsor Chefs Up Front!

For more information or to become a sponsor please contact Maria Ashley at mashley@strength.org
or see more information on our sponsorship packages below.  

 

$20,000 MARQUIS SPONSOR

  • The event will be presented by your company on all collateral, for example: Your Company Name Presents Chefs Up Front 2015
  • Special lounge area during the cocktail reception showcasing your company
  • Special signage at the event
  • Special Recognition from the stage during the event and opportunity to introduce the guest speaker of the event
  • One Table for ten guests - preferred chef selection
  • One magnum bottle of champagne and caviar for the table
  • Name and logo on all Event collateral including:
    • Save the Date card
    • Restaurant marketing collateral (posters, fliers, check presenters)
    • Chef Gifts
    • Full-page Program ad
    • Cooking Matters Colorado website
    • Cooking Matters Colorado Facebook page
    • Cooking Matters Colorado e-newsletter
    • Printed Event program
    • Press release pre- and post-event
    • Name and logo in slideshow to be shown during dinner
  • Inclusion in all magazine advertisements
  • Cooking Matters aprons for the table’s ten guests, signed by your chef
  • Interactive Cooking Matters experience for 12 guests
    • A Cooking Matters All-Star chef will host a signature Cooking Matters course in your preferred location
    • Guests prepare a meal together learning valuable kitchen skills and techniques
    • Unique perspective into healthy cooking and eating
    • Great for team building, clients, family, and friends


$10,000 DIAMOND SPONSOR

  • Special Recognition from the stage during the event
  • One Table for ten guests - preferred chef selection
  • One magnum bottle of champagne and caviar for the table
  • Name and logo on all Event collateral including:
    • Save the Date card
    • Restaurant marketing collateral (posters, fliers, check presenters)
    • Chef Gifts
    • Full-page Program ad
    • Cooking Matters Colorado website
    • Cooking Matters Colorado Facebook page
    • Cooking Matters Colorado e-newsletter
    • Printed Event program
    • Press release pre- and post-event
    • Name and logo in slideshow to be shown during dinner
  • Inclusion in all magazine advertisements
  • Interactive Cooking Matters experience for 12 guests
    • A Cooking Matters All-Star chef will host a signature Cooking Matters course in your preferred location
    • Guests prepare a meal together learning valuable kitchen skills and techniques
    • Unique perspective into healthy cooking and eating
    • Great for team building, clients, family, and friends

 

$7,500 PLATINUM SPONSOR

  • One Table for ten guests - preferred chef selection
  • Easel signage throughout the Reception area
  • Ability to distribute company product to guests in gift bags
  • Name on Event collateral including:
    • Save the Date card
    • Full-page Program ad
    • Cooking Matters Colorado website and Facebook page
    • Cooking Matters Colorado e-newsletter
    • Printed Event program
    • Press release pre- and post-event
    • Name and logo in slideshow to be shown during dinner
  • Interactive Cooking Matters experience for 12 guests


$5,000 GOLD SPONSOR

One Table for ten guests - preferred chef selection
•One magnum bottle of champagne and caviar for the table

  • Name on Event collateral including:
    • Full-page Program ad
    • Cooking Matters Colorado website
    • Cooking Matters Colorado Facebook page
    • Cooking Matters Colorado e-newsletter
    • Printed Event program
    • Press release pre- and post-event
    • Name and logo in slideshow to be shown during dinner
  • Interactive Cooking Matters experience for 12 guests
    • A Cooking Matters All-Star chef will host a signature Cooking Matters course in your preferred location
    • Guests prepare a meal together learning valuable kitchen skills and techniques
    • Unique perspective into healthy cooking and eating
    • Great for team building, clients, family, and friends

 

$3,000 SILVER SPONSOR

One Table for ten guests - preferred chef selection

  • Name on Event collateral including:
    • Half-page Program ad
    • Cooking Matters Colorado website
    • Cooking Matters Colorado Facebook page
    • Cooking Matters Colorado e-newsletter
    • Printed Event program
    • Press release pre- and post-event
    • Name and logo in slideshow to be shown during dinner


$500 RESTAURANT SPONSOR

  • Name on Event collateral including:
    • Quarter-page program ad
    • Cooking Matters Colorado website
    • Cooking Matters Colorado e-newsletter
    • Name in slideshow to be shown during dinner
    • Name and logo in slideshow to be shown during dinner
  • One ticket to the event

 

 

Spotlight on our Event and Chef Chair

Event Chair:

James Iacino

Grandson of Mose Iacino, founder of Seattle Fish Company, James Iacino represents the third generation of the Iacino family to be dedicated to bringing the best fresh and frozen seafood available to the Rocky Mountain region. 

As President & CEO, James oversees the performance of the business and ensures that the company maintains its steadfast commitment to the principles that have guided the company for over 95 years. Growing up in the business, James takes his role at Seattle Fish personally, working to sustain its top-tier status and continue to deliver on its legacy of customer service and quality product. He has become a leader within the industry, graduating from the National Fisheries Institute’s Future Leaders program and serving on the Cooking Matters Colorado Board of Directors, taking an active role as the chair for both Colorado’s Chefs Up Front and Taste of the Nation,  events that raise funds to end childhood hunger.  James' passion for education in the Colorado community has also led him to serve on the Board of Trustees for the Colorado Children's Chorale, the Board of Advisors for ACE Scholarships, and the Colorado State University Denver Business Roundtable.
 

Chef Chair: 

Jensen Cummings

To say that Jensen Cummings was born into the restaurant world is an understatement!  Jensen is a fifth generation Chef and Restauranteur. In his six years in Denver his Chef credits include Kevin Taylor’s at the Opera House, TAG Restaurant and ROW 14. Now, he has turned his focus to Heroes Like Us, which he founded, a nonprofit culinary coalition dedicated to fighting childhood hunger through the best in charity food & beverage events. He looks forward to bringing together the Denver community through our love of food, drink and family! 

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