The 11th Annual Great Chefs Event was a Success!

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 $800,000 in 2015, which marked its 10th 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.

For more information about sponsorships, click here or contact Genevieve Lynch, Development Manager, at or 215-600-2630.



Line Cook Sponsors:

The Brown Family and NFI Industries · CHOP – Department of Pediatrics · Curt & Susan Parnes · David & Jaime Field · LocalStove · Pearl Properties · Permit Capital Advisors, LLC · OpenTable · Rock-It Cargo · The Chef’s Warehouse · Melissa & Daniel Tasse

Deuce Sponsors:

Aramark · Andrew Schlessinger · Andrea Biondo & Dr. Ken Hartzell · Jeff Warden & Heather Chalmers · Cozen O’Connor · Jes & Mary Ann Lawson · Judd & Andrea Tirnauer · Bill & Mary Alice Dankulich · Paperless Solutions, Inc. · Chip & Phyllis Marshall · M&T Bank · Hirshorn Boothby since 1931 · Penn Jersey Paper · Philadelphia 76ers · Philadelphia Eagles · Garrett Snider

A la Carte Sponsors:

Chip & Phyllis Marshall · Maripeg Bruder · Bryn Mawr Trust · Fox Rothschild LLP · Law Offices of Craig Altman · Laurie Phillips · Public Health Management Corporation

Culinary Sponsors:

Baldor · The Chefs Warehouse · DiBruno Bros. · Julius Silvert · Samuels & Sons

Beverage Sponsors:

Brooklyn Brewery · Campari ·   Dad’s Hat Pennsylvania Rye Whiskey · Heaven Hill Distillery · Hendrick’s Gin · La Colombe Coffee Roasters · Multi-Flow Beverage Solutions · Tito’s Handmade Vodka · Vine Street Imports