Founded in 2008 by Chef Marc Vetri and Jeff Benjamin, Vetri Community Partnership empowers children and families to lead healthy lives through fresh food, hands-on experiences and education. Its annual Great Chefs Event to benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and Vetri Community Partnership has grown into one of Philadelphia’s most popular food events, attracting national attention and chefs from all over the country. Today, it is attended by more than 1,200 guests.
Vetri Community Partnership founder Jeff Benjamin is also a board member at ALSF and has been a dedicated supporter for several years. Jeff is not only instrumental in producing the annual Great Chefs Event, but he continues to bring new supporters to the cause and promote the Foundation to potential new sponsors. Over the past several years, Vetri Community Partnership has contributed more than $2.8 million to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, becoming an important partner in the fight against childhood cancer.