The 12th Annual Great Chefs Event - June 20th


Thank you to the chefs, sponsors, attendees and volunteers that helped make the 12th Annual Great Chefs Event a success!

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The Great Chefs Event began in 2006 by partners Marc Vetri and Jeff Benjamin to benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, a local non-profit that raises funds and awareness for pediatric cancer research. In 2008, Vetri and Benjamin founded Vetri Community Partnership, which helps provide healthy school lunch and nutrition education to Philadelphia youth.

Today, the event is a dual fundraiser for the two nonprofits, raising more than $700,000 in 2016, which marked its 11th year. The event brings dozens of high-profile chefs from across the country and around the world to the unique space of Urban Outfitters, Inc.’s corporate campus in Philadelphia for an evening of fun, food and charity. We were thrilled to have approximately 1200 people in attendance.

2017 Great Chefs Event Sponsors

Line Cook Sponsors

CHOP - Department of Pediatrics, Love City Brewing Company, The Lurie Family Foundation, Pearl Properties, Permit Capital Advisors, LLC, Rock-It Cargo, Melissa + Daniel Tasse

Deuce Sponsors

Andrea Biondo, CliftonLarsonAllen, Cozen O'Connor, Kathy + Dan Dugan, Bill + Mary Dankulich, The Ferman Family, Mary Ann + Jes Lawson, Law Offices of McDonnell & Associates, Brian Mietz, M&T Bank, Navigant Consulting, Inc., Philadelphia 76ers, Shevon Scarafile + Gregory Parks, Results Driven Marketing, Andrew Schlessinger, Garrett Snider, Natalie + Christopher Soltis, The Chefs’ Warehouse, Jeff Warden + Heather Chalmers, Wimmer Criminal Defense

A la Carte Sponsors

Bryn Mawr Trust, Law Offices of Craig A. Altman, Lintons Food Service Management, Chip + Phyllis Marshall, Morgan Lewis, Paperless Solutions, Inc., Penn Jersey Paper, Shawmut Design & Construction, Tierney

Beverage Sponsors

Campari, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Philadelphia Distilling Bluecoat American Dry Gin, Tito's Handmade Vodka

Food Sponsors

Baldor, DiBruno Bros., Julius Silvert, Pat's Steaks, Samuels & Sons

In Kind Sponsors

Adidas, AllClad, Artisans Cellar, Boyd’s, Brooklyn Brewery, Caviar, Communications Service & Support, Culinary Agents, Dad’s Hat Rye, Evo Oil Sprayer, Fernet Branca, Hashtag Media, Heaven Hill, La Colombe, Le Cruset, Lehigh Valley Dairy Farms, Multiflow Beverage Solutions, Philip Gabriel Photography, S.Pellegrino© Sparkling Natural Mineral Water, Purell, Spire Collection, The Franklin Bar - Upstairs Bar, The Good King Tavern, Vine Street Imports