More than twenty of Denvers star chefs will converge on the Colorado Convention Center tonight for Chefs Up Front, a blowout culinary bash to benefit Operation Frontline Colorado, a local nonprofit that fights hunger and malnutrition through food education. This is such a fantastic event, because all of our local top chefs come together, have fun with the crowd, create their own, unique menus and rally around a great cause, says Carrie Packard, development director of Operation Frontline Colorado. The lineup of chefs rallying this year includes Sheila Lucero (Jax Fish House-Denver), Michael Long (Opus), Scott Parker (Table 6), James Rugile (Venue), and Matt Selby and Wade Kirwan (Vesta Dipping Grill).
All of the money stays in Denver, and this event helps us fund more than a dozen six-week Operation Frontline courses, which gives low-income families the confidence, knowledge and skills to make good food decisions, explains Packard. The event kicks off at 5:30 p.m. with a cocktail reception, followed by a silent auction and a multi-course menu paired with wines. New this year, Packard says, is a limited-edition commemorative cookbook that includes recipes from all the chefs. Only 75 of the $50 cookbooks are available; if you want yours John Hancocked by the chefs, it's another $25. Tickets to the event are $300 and can be purchased by calling 303-892-8480 or visiting www. strength.org/operation_frontline/colorado/.
Sun., March 21, 5:30 p.m., 2010