The Great Chefs Event Philadelphia

Saturday, June 8, 2019
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Urban Outfitters HQ
5000 S. Broad Street
​Philadelphia, PA 19112

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Become a Sponsor

Saturday, June 8, 2019
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Urban Outfitters HQ
5000 S. Broad Street
​Philadelphia, PA 19112

Buy Tickets

Become a Sponsor

The Great Chefs Event Philadelphia is the original ALSF culinary event featuring our chef partner, Marc Vetri and business partner Jeff Benjamin, and more than 40 of the best chefs from across the country and around the world. Guests will enjoy the daytime, family-friendly format, along with delicious food, all while getting up close and personal with their favorite chefs. Attendees can try out any of the chef dishes while also bidding on fabulous auction items.

Liz & Jay Scott, co-executive directors of ALSF, will also share their daughter's story and how she inspired a national fundraising movement leading to innovative childhood cancer research. You will also be introduced to a childhood cancer hero family and learn how ALSF-funded research is impacting the lives of kids fighting cancer. 

FOR THIS WEEKEND ONLY: Individual tickets to The Great Chefs Event Philadelphia are now $150 ($50 tax-deductible). For more information about sponsorship opportunities, contact Sarah Hincken at [email protected]rg.

Crowd Shot

Meet the Chefs

2019 Chef List*

Michael Anthony (NYC) – Gramercy Tavern
Joey Baldino (Philadelphia) – Zeppoli
Timon Balloo (Miami, NYC, Las Vegas) - SUGARCANE Raw Bar Grill 
Franklin Becker (NYC) – La Central
Jonathan Benno & Ben Cianciosi (NYC) – Leonelli Taberna
Chris Bianco (Phoenix) - Tratto, Pizzeria Bianco
Matt Buehler (Philadelphia) – Vetri Cucina
Jennifer Carroll & Billy Riddle (Philadelphia) – Spice Finch, Carroll Couture Cuisine
Cesare Casella (NYC) – Casella’s
Michael Cimarusti & Sam Baxter (LA) – Providence, Connie and Ted's
Billy Durney (NYC) – Hometown Bar-B-Que
Nick Elmi (Philadelphia) – Laurel, In the Valley, Royal Boucherie
Elizabeth Falkner (NYC) –  Falk Yeah!
Kevin Fink (Austin, TX) – Emmer & Rye
Michele Forgione (Montreal, QC) – Impasto, Pizzeria Gema, Chez Tousignant, Vesta
Katsuya Fukushima (Washington, D.C.) – Daikaya
Evan Funke (L.A.) – Felix
Jose Garces (Philadelphia) – Tinto
Alex Guarnaschelli & Michael Jenkins (NYC) – Butter Restaurant
Ashley James (Philadelphia) – Di Bruno Brothers
Bruce Kalman (Glastonbury, CT) – Square Peg Pizza
Adam Perry Lang (L.A.) – APL Restaurant
Jeremiah Langhorne (Washington, D.C.) – The Dabney
Brenton Lee & Drew Nieporent (NYC) – TriBeCa Grill
Ludo Lefebvre (L.A.) – Trois Mec
Joseph Manzare (San Francisco) – Tres
Nancy Oakes (San Francisco) – Boulevard Restaurant
Bryan Petroff & Douglas Quint (NYC + Philadelphia) – Big Gay Ice Cream
Pink's Hot Dogs (L.A. + Philadelphia)
Mark Rosati – SHAKE SHACK
Michael Schwartz & Bradley Herron (Miami) - Tigertail + Mary
Jon Shook & Vinny Dotolo (L.A.) – Jon & Vinny's
Yehuda Sichel (Philadelphia) – Abe Fisher
Nancy Silverton (L.A.) – Mozza Restaurant Group
Daniel Stern (Philadelphia) - R2L Restaurant
Greg Vernick (Philadelphia) – Vernick Food & Drink, Vernick Coffee Bar
Rocco Whalen (Cleveland, OH) – Fahrenheit

2019 Mixologists*

Neal Bodenheimer (New Orleans) – Cure
Naren Young (NYC) – Dante

2019 Breweries*

2SP Brewing Company
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Flying Fish Brewery
Monk's Café
Russian River Brewing Company
Second District Brewing Company
Sly Fox Brewing Company
Victory Brewing Company
Yards Brewing Co.

2019 Wineries*

Grande Cuvée
RAMONA
The Artisan's Cellar
Las Jaras
Old Westminster Winery
Vine Street Imports

*lists subject to change

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

Chefs

2019 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsors

Northwestern Mutual

Volvo

Diamond Sponsors

  • ALDI

Community Partner

  • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Gold Sponsors

  • The Chef's Warehouse
  • Inspira Marketing Group
  • Jeffrey Warden and Heather Chalmers
  • Samuel P. Mandell Foundation
  • Starr Restaurants
  • TD Bank

Kid Zone Sponsors

Five Below

Bronze Sponsors

  • Andrea Biondo
  • ARAMARK
  • NJM Insurance
  • Lin & Don Shaw
  • Sysco
  • Dick & Inge Webster

Media Partner

  • CBS3/CW Philly

Beverage Sponsors

  • Jack Daniel's

S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna Waters

  • Tito's Handmade Vodka

In-Kind Sponsors

  • Advanced Staging
  • All-Clad
  • Arway Linen & Uniform Rental Service, Inc.
  • Baldor Speciality Foods
  • Color Reflections
  • Country Time
  • Federal Donuts 
  • The Handwork Studio
  • La Colombe Coffee Roasters
  • Le Creuset
  • Moccia Enterprises
  • Multi-Flow 
  • Papertini Floral & Event Design
  • Party Rental Ltd.
  • Penn Jersey Paper
  • Philip Gabriel Photography
  • Philly Beer Week
  • PIDC + The Navy Yard
  • Ripple Junction
  • Samuel & Son Seafood Co.
  • Snackadabra - Food Magic
  • String Theory Schools
  • Tilit
  • VerTerra
  • Vetri Community Partnership
  • Wildwood Productions

Food at the event

Become a Sponsor

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

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

  • 50 Tickets to The Great Chefs Event Philadelphia
  • Access to Sponsor Section
  • 8 Tickets to exclusive Welcome Dinner on June 7, 2019. 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 a 1/2 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

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

  • 30 Tickets to The Great Chefs Event Philadelphia
  • Access to Sponsor Section
  • 4 Tickets to exclusive Welcome Dinner on June 7, 2019. 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 a 1/2 hour before it opens to the public.
  • Recognized by the emcee throughout the event as Diamond Sponsor
  • Included in The Great Chefs Event Philadelphia press release as Diamond Sponsor
  • Company name listed on event signage and ALSF website
  • 6 Tickets to the after-party

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

  • 20 Tickets to The Great Chefs Event Philadelphia
  • Access to Sponsor Section
  • 2 Tickets to exclusive Welcome Dinner on June 7, 2019. 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 a 1/2 hour before it opens to the public.
  • Recognized by the emcee throughout the event as Platinum Sponsor
  • Company name listed on event signage and ALSF website
  • 4 Tickets to the after-party

Gold Sponsor - $5,000 ($3,000 tax deductible)

  • 10 Tickets to The Great Chefs Event Philadelphia
  • Access to Sponsor Section
  • Special VIP check-in and access to the event a 1/2 hour before it opens to the public.
  • Company name listed on event signage and ALSF website
  • 2 Tickets to the after-party

Bronze Sponsor - $1,000 ($800 tax deductible)

  • 2 Tickets to The Great Chefs Event Philadelphia
  • Special VIP check-in and access to the event a 1/2 hour before it opens to the public.
  • Company name listed on event signage and ALSF website
  • 2 Tickets to the after-party

Serving drinks

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 Allison Goldstein at [email protected] or 866-333-1213.

Outside area

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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