The Great Chefs Event Philadelphia

June 8, 2024
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Urban Outfitters HQ 
5000 S. Broad Street 
 Philadelphia, PA 19112

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June 8, 2024
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Urban Outfitters HQ 
5000 S. Broad Street 
 Philadelphia, PA 19112

Purchase Tickets

Become a Sponsor

The Great Chefs Event Philadelphia 2024

Kick off summer with the 2024 Great Chefs Event Philadelphia! The event is the original ALSF culinary event hosted by Chef Marc Vetri and his business partner Jeff Benjamin. More than 30 superstar chefs from across the country will come together under one roof and serve their signature tasting dishes at this family-friendly event.  

Guests will have the chance to taste delectable food, bid on fabulous auction items and celebrate 16 years of this amazing event, alongside their favorite chefs. Join the movement to end pediatric cancer by supporting the Great Chefs Event Philadelphia.  

For more information, contact Gigi Umstead at [email protected].


Ticket Options

General Admission - $225* ($125 tax-deductible)

*Will increase to $250 after May 1.

VIP Ticket  - $500 ($350 tax-deductible) - Limited quantity available

  • Special VIP check-in and access to the event an hour before it opens to the public
  • Access to the VIP area
  • Invitation to the after party

All Access Ticket - $1,200 ($1,000 tax-deductible) - Limited quantity available

  • Special VIP check-in and access to the event an hour before it opens to the public
  • Access to the VIP area
  • Invitation to the after party
  • Invitation to the exclusive Welcome Dinner on Friday, June 7, 2024. Mingle with participating chefs in an intimate environment.

Three women in brightly colored dresses

Meet the Chefs

2024 Chef List*

Adam Leonti – New York, NY – Cucina Alba
Adam Perry Lang – Los Angeles, CA – APL Barbecue
Ann Kim – Minneapolis, MN – Pizzeria Lola / Young Joni / Hello Pizza / Kim’s
Anthony Mangieri – New York, NY – Unna Pizza Napoletana
Billy Durney – New York, NY / Miami, FL – Hometown BBQ / Red Hook Tavern
Cesare Casella – New York, NY – Casella’s
Chad Williams – Philadelphia, PA – Friday Saturday Sunday
Chris Bianco – Phoenix, AZ / Los Angeles, CA – Pizzeria Bianco
Dan Richer – Jersey City, NJ – Razza
Di Bruno Brothers – Philadelphia, PA – Di Bruno Brothers
Dionicio Jimenez – Philadelphia, PA – Cantina La Martina
Drew  Nieporent & Matt Hoyle - New York, NY - Nobu 57 & Nobu Downtown
Evan Funke – Los Angeles, CA – Felix Trattoria
Frank Castronovo & Frank Falcinelli – Brooklyn, NY – Frankies 457 Spuntino
Franklin Becker – New York, NY – Point 7
Greg Vernick – Philadelphia, PA – Vernick / Vernick Fish
Jeff Michaud & Matt Arcomone – Philadelphia, PA – Osteria
Joe Beddia – Philadelphia, PA – Pizzeria Beddia
Jon Shook & Vinny Dotolo – Los Angeles, CA – Jon & Vinny’s
Jonathan Waxman – New York, NY – Barbuto / Jams
Jose Garces – Philadelphia, PA – Amada
Joseph Manzare – San Francisco, CA – Chef
Katsuya Fukushima – Washington D.C. – Daikaya Group
Kelly Whitaker – Denver, CO – ID EST
Ken Oringer – Boston, MA – Toro / Little Donkey / Coppa / Faccia a Faccia
Matt & Tia Raiford – Brunswick, GA – Strong Roots 9
Michael Cimarusti – Los Angeles, CA – Providence / Connie & Ted’s
Michael Schwartz & Bradley Herron – Miami, FL – Amara
Michael Solomonov – Philadelphia, PA – CookNSolo Restaurants
Michal Shelkowitz – Philadelphia, PA – Vetri Cucina
Michele Forgione – Montreal, QC – Impasto
Neal Fraser – Los Angeles, CA – Red Bird
Nick Elmi – Philadelphia, PA – Laurel / Lark / Landing Kitchen
Nina Compton – New Orleans, LA – Nina’s Creole Cottage / Compere Lapin
Nok Suntaranon – Philadelphia, PA – Kalaya Thai Kitchen
Paul Kahan – Chicago, IL – The Publican
Sarah Grueneberg – Chicago, IL – MonteVerde
Shola Olunloyo – Philadelphia – Studio Kitchen
Wes Avila – Los Angeles, CA – Angry Egret Dinette / Ka’teen

*list subject to change

Check out ALSF's full list of chef supporters.

Steve Wildy pouring wine

2024 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsors

Northwestern Mutual
RESY
Volvo
Urban Outfitters

Platinum Sponsors

  • Cencora
  • Inspira Marketing
  • Paperless Solutions Inc 

Gold Sponsors

  • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Everest Customer Solutions
  • General Floor
  • Ira & Andrea Tauber
  • Larry & Mickey Magid
  • Starr Restaurants 
  • Tito's Handmade Vodka

Bronze Sponsors

  • Advocare Sleep Physicians of South Jersey 
  • Andrea & Ken 
  • Bob & Julie Basarab 
  • Dan & Kathy Dugan
  • Donald & Linda Shaw 
  • Dubois Public Relations
  • Fox Chase Cancer Center 
  • Inge & Dick Webster 
  • Mark Silow & Amy Slater
  • Meridian Bank 
  • MSI
  • The Ferman Family

Little plates of food

Become a Sponsor

Sponsorship opportunities are available for organizations and businesses. For more information about sponsorship packages, please contact Sara Moyer at [email protected].

PRESENTING SPONSORSHIP - $50,000 ($44,000 tax-deductible)

  • 50 Tickets to the event 
  • Access to the VIP section 
  • 8 Tickets to the exclusive chef welcome reception on June 7 
  • Special VIP check-in and access to the event an hour before it opens to the public 
  • Recognized by emcee throughout the event 
  • Opportunity to include branded item in chef gift bags 
  • Opportunity to have brand activation at event 
  • Logo included on step and repeat 
  • 10 Tickets to the after-party 
  • Company Logo listed on event signage 
  • Company logo with link to company website listed on ALSF website 

DIAMOND SPONSORSHIP - $25,000 ($20,500 tax-deductible)

  • 30 Tickets to the event
  • Access to VIP section
  • 4 Tickets to the exclusive chef welcome reception on June 7
  • Special VIP check-in and access to the event an hour before it opens to the public
  • Recognized by the emcee throughout the event
  • Opportunity to include a branded item in chef gift bags
  • 6 Tickets to the after-party
  • Company name listed on event signage
  • Company name listed on ALSF website

PLATINUM SPONSORSHIP - $10,000 ($7,000 tax-deductible)

  • 20 tickets to the event
  • Access to VIP section
  • 2 Tickets to the exclusive chef welcome reception on June 7
  • Special VIP check-in and access to the event an hour before it opens to the public
  • Recognized by emcee throughout the event
  • Opportunity to include branded item in chef gift bags
  • 4 Tickets to the after-party
  • Company name listed on event signage
  • Company name listed on ALSF website

GOLD SPONSORSHIP - $5,000 ($3,000 tax-deductible)

  • 10 Tickets to the event
  • Access to VIP section
  • Special VIP check-in and access to the event an hour before it opens to the public
  • 2 Tickets to the after-party
  • Company name listed on event signage
  • Company name listed on ALSF website

BRONZE SPONSORSHIP - $1,000 ($800 tax-deductible)

  • 2 Tickets to the event
  • Access to VIP section
  • Special VIP check-in and access to the event an hour before it opens to the public
  • 2 Tickets to the after-party
  • Company name listed on event signage
  • Company name listed on ALSF website

*To be recognized on The Great Chefs Event Philadelphia signage and collateral, commitment must be received by Friday, May 3rd.

Two chefs cooking

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 Mikey Tauber at [email protected].

Salerno Family

Volunteer Opportunities

Interested in volunteering for the event? We're happy to have your help! Please complete the volunteer form by Friday, May 3. Contact Maggie Gaal at [email protected] with any questions.