Past Events

The 12th Annual Great Chefs Event


Tuesday June 20th, 2017, 6:00pm - 9:00pm


Urban Outfitters Inc. Corporate Campus


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.

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Eat to Empower Dinner Series


Saturday April 21st, 2018, 6:00pm - 9:00pm


Six private homes 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.

Featured national chefs are 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 national chef will be paired up with a local chef, including Michael SolomonovNick ElmiJoey BaldinoRich LandauChad Williams, and Townsend Wentz.

For more information about the Eat to Empower Dinner Series, contact Genevieve Lynch at

Eat to Empower Food Festival


April 21st - April 22nd, 2018


La Colombe Coffee Roasters, 1335 Frankford Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19125


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. All proceeds benefit Vetri Community Partnership.

Featured Food & Drink Participants: Big Gay Ice Cream, 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)

Attendees can expect nicethings with Chill Moody and DJ Hank McCoy who will serve as the evening's emcees/DJs. Entertainment will also include original art created live by local visual artist Saeed Briscoe.

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