Eat to Empower is Vetri Community Partnership’s new annual fundraiser celebrating the generosity, heart and soul of the food and beverage industry, both nationally and locally. 2018 was Eat to Empower’s inaugural year.
Early in the evening, some of the nation’s best chefs will partner with local culinary talent for the Eat to Empower Dinner Series across the Greater Philadelphia region. Approximately twenty diners at each home will be treated to wine, a multi-course meal, and a high-end auction featuring one-of-a-kind food and drink experiences.
2018 featured visiting chefs were Rocco Whalen (Charlotte, NC & Cleveland, OH), Tom Colicchio (NYC & LA), Michele Forgione (Montreal, Canada), Bill Telepan (NYC), Tony Maws (Cambridge, MA), and Jeremiah Langhorne (Washington, DC). Each visiting chef was paired up with a local chef, including Michael Solomonov, Nick Elmi, Joey Baldino, Rich Landau, Chad Williams, and Townsend Wentz.
The Eat to Empower Food Festival features Philadelphia’s culinary up-and-comers and collaborations, as well as musical talent. General admission tickets include food, open bar and music.
2018 Featured Food & Drink Participants: Big Gay Ice Cream, Cake Life Bake Shop, Cheu Fishtown, Mike’s BBQ, Pizzeria Vetri, Poi Dog, Bluecoat American Gin, Dad's Hat Pennsylvania Rye Whiskey, Tito's Handmade Vodka, and Yard's Brewing Co. (More TBA / Subject to Change)
2019 date TBA!
The Eat to Empower Dinner Series and Food Festival benefits the mission of Vetri Community Partnership. Founded in 2008 by Chef Marc Vetri and restaurateur Jeff Benjamin, Vetri Community Partnership empowers children and families to lead healthy lives through fresh food, hands-on experiences and education.
For more information on the Eat to Empower Dinner Series and Food Festival, contact Genevieve Lynch at email@example.com or 267-281-6349.