The Great Chefs Event Philadelphia

Saturday, June 9, 2018
12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Urban Outfitters HQ
5000 S. Broad Street
​Philadelphia, PA 19112

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Saturday, June 9, 2018
12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Urban Outfitters HQ
5000 S. Broad Street
​Philadelphia, PA 19112

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From the Saturday afternoon change of pace to the bustling beer garden, The Great Chefs Event Philadelphia added a few fresh ingredients to spice it up this year. What didn’t change was the main ingredient: you and the nearly 900 other supporters who made this event so impactful for all kids fighting cancer. Hopefully the dazzling dishes and divine drinks provided as much satisfaction as knowing you raised an amazing amount of funds to support research for better treatments and cures.

There were so many highlights to share including Liz Scott’s heartfelt speech, Alex Thomas’ story about overcoming cancer five times and the thrilling live auction. Thanks to you, kids like Alex have a better chance at healthier futures. Check out all the exciting photos from the event on ALSF’s Facebook page.

Of course, this event wouldn’t be possible without presenting sponsors Northwestern Mutual, Urban Outfitters and Volvo. Special thanks to host Chef Marc Vetri, who invited so many amazing chefs to share their delectable food alongside mixologists, wineries and breweries. Lastly, shout out to all the volunteers and other sponsors who always make this event delightful.

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Chef and guest socializing

Meet the Chefs

2018 Chef List

  • Timon Balloo (Miami + Vegas) - SUGARCANE Raw Bar Grill
  • Franklin Becker (NYC) - hungryroot.com
  • Chris Bianco (Phoenix) - Pizzeria Bianco, Tratto
  • Cesare Casella (NYC) - Casella’s
  • Michael Cimarusti (L.A.) - Providence, Connie & Ted’s
  • Josiah Citrin (L.A.) – Mélisse & Charcoal Venice
  • Chris Cosentino (San Francisco) - Cockscomb
  • Derek Dammann (Montreal, QC) - Maison Publique
  • Vinny Dotolo + Jon Shook (L.A.) - Animal
  • Gavin Fine (Jackson Hole, WY) - Fine Dining Restaurant Group
  • Kevin Fink (Austin, TX) - Emmer & Rye
  • Neal Fraser (L.A.) - Redbird
  • Katsuya Fukushima (DC) - Daikaya
  • Evan Funke (L.A.) - Felix
  • Jose Garces (Philadelphia) - Garces
  • Alex Guarnaschelli + Michael Jenkins (NYC) - Butter
  • Bruce Kalman (L.A.) - Union
  • Adam Perry Lang (L.A.) - APL Restaurant
  • Jenn Louis (Portland, OR) - RAY
  • Joseph Manzare (San Francisco) - Tres
  • Tony Maws (Cambridge, MA) - Craigie on Main
  • Dahlia Narvaez (L.A.) - Mozza
  • Drew Nieporent (NYC) - Myriad Restaurant Group
  • Christian Petroni (NYC) - Fortina
  • Ryan Poli (Nashville) - The Catbird Seat
  • Douglas Quint + Bryan Petroff (NYC + Philadelphia) - Big Gay Ice Cream
  • Michael Schlow (Boston + DC) – Schlow Restaurant Group
  • Michael Schwartz (Miami) - Amara
  • Justin Smillie (NYC) - Upland
  • Michael Solomonov (Philadelphia) - Zahav
  • Daniel Stern (Philadelphia) - R2L
  • Greg Vernick (Philadelphia) - Vernick
  • Jonathan Waxman (NYC) - Barbuto

2018 Mixologists

  • Neal Bodenheimer (New Orleans) – Cure
  • Stacey Swenson (NYC) – Dante

2018 Wineries

  • Iuli/Indie Wineries
  • Renegat
  • Ramona
  • Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Consortium

2018 Breweries

  • 2SP Brewing Co.
  • Russian River Brewing Co.
  • Second District Brewing Co.
  • Sly Fox Brewing Co.
  • Stoudt's Brewing Co.
  • Victory Brewing Co.
  • Yards Brewing Co. 

You can also check out our full list of celebrity chef supporters.

Food at the event

Become a Sponsor

Sponsorship opportunities are available for businesses and organizations. For more information, please contact Addie Martelli at 866-333-1213 or [email protected].

Presenting Sponsor - $50,000 ($44,000 tax deductible)

  • 50 Tickets to The Great Chefs Event Philadelphia
  • Premium Seating in the VIP Section at the event
  • 8 Tickets to exclusive Welcome Dinner on June 8, 2018. Mingle with the chefs participating in the event in an intimate environment while eating a delicious meal.
  • Special VIP check-in and access to the event an hour before it opens to the public.
  • Recognized by the emcee throughout the event as a Presenting Sponsor
  • Opportunity to have brand activation at event
  • Included in Great Chefs Event Philadelphia press release as Presenting Sponsor
  • Company logo listed on event signage
  • Company logo included on ALSF website with link to company website
  • Logo included on The Great Chefs Event Philadelphia step and repeat
  • 10 Tickets to the after-party
  • 6 Tickets to an Impact Luncheon 2-3 weeks prior to the event

Executive Chef Sponsor - $25,000 ($20,500 tax deductible)

  • 30 Tickets to The Great Chefs Event Philadelphia
  • Premium Seating in the VIP Section at the event
  • 4 Tickets to exclusive Welcome Dinner on June 8, 2018. Mingle with the chefs participating in the event in an intimate environment while eating a delicious meal.
  • Special VIP check-in and access to the event an hour before it opens to the public.
  • Recognized by the emcee throughout the event as Executive Chef Sponsor
  • Included in The Great Chefs Event Philadelphia press release as Executive Chef Sponsor
  • Company name listed on event signage and ALSF website
  • 6 Tickets to the after-party
  • 4 Tickets to an Impact Luncheon 2-3 weeks prior to the event

Chef Sponsor - $10,000 ($7,000 tax deductible)

  • 20 Tickets to The Great Chefs Event Philadelphia
  • Premium Seating in the VIP Section at the event
  • 2 Tickets to exclusive Welcome Dinner on June 8, 2018. Mingle with the chefs participating in the event in an intimate environment while eating a delicious meal.
  • Special VIP check-in and access to the event an hour before it opens to the public.
  • Recognized by the emcee throughout the event as Chef Sponsor
  • Company name listed on event signage and ALSF website
  • 4 Tickets to the after-party
  • 2 Tickets to an Impact Luncheon 2-3 weeks prior to the event

Sous Chef Sponsor - $5,000 ($3,000 tax deductible)

  • 10 Tickets to The Great Chefs Event Philadelphia
  • Seating at the event
  • Special VIP check-in and access to the event an hour before it opens to the public.
  • Company name listed on event signage and ALSF website
  • 2 Tickets to the after-party
  • 2 Tickets to an Impact Luncheon 2-3 weeks prior to the event

Line Cook Sponsor - $1,000 ($800 tax deductible)

  • 2 Tickets to The Great Chefs Event Philadelphia
  • Special VIP check-in and access to the event an hour before it opens to the public.
  • Company name listed on event signage and ALSF website
  • 2 Tickets to the after-party
  • 2 Tickets to an Impact Luncheon 2-3 weeks prior to the event

 

Auction

Donate your tickets, tangibles, time or talent to bettering the lives of children. You will be recognized for your donation both online and at the event. In addition to demonstrating your support, remember that an auction donation can result in a new client or customer and that all donations are tax deductible. Fill out an auction donation form to donate to this year's auction.

If you have questions about the auction, contact Laura Cocchia at [email protected] or 866-333-1213.

Alex's Table Cookbook

Introducing ALSF’s first cookbook!

Featuring over 55 recipes from world-renowned chefs, celebrities, and supporters and including stunning photography, this cookbook is now available! All proceeds goes toward our mission of fighting childhood cancer, one recipe at a time!

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