Annual Fundraiser Celebrates the Culinary Arts Through A Live Cooking Competition: Guest Blog by CultureHausMonday, February 21st, 2011
CultureHaus, a social and educational support group of the Denver Art Museum connecting the young at heart with art, will host its annual fundraiser, the Art of the Chef, a live cooking competition featuring select Denver chefs, on Friday, February 25, from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at Gourmet Fine Catering (3600 E. 40th Ave., Denver CO).
“We’re excited to host this year’s Banner event, Art of the Chef, at Gourmet Fine Catering, which sets the standard for distinctive and impeccable cuisine,” remarked CultureHaus Co-Chair Jenn Penn. “Attendees will step into a celebration of art and food that will delight every palate.”
Each year, CultureHaus holds a “Banner” event, which is the organization’s signature party and fundraiser. The name of the Banner event each year is chosen by combining the phrase “Art of” with a noun. Past events have included Art of Fashion, Art of Pop, and Art of Sculpture. This year’s theme will feature a live cooking competition that includes a select group of Denver’s best chefs. Each chef will prepare a signature small plate to be judged. After the signature meals have been tasted, a panel of celebrity judges will then choose the winner. The entire culinary competition happens live and unscripted, and those in attendance will have the opportunity to taste the signature dish of each chef.
Attendees will also enjoy a pyrotechnic cooking demonstration, a martini luge, a roaming guitarist, and cuisine from the following: North, Limon/Campagna,Watercourse, Udi’s Restaurant, Snooze, the Kitchen Mistress, and Gourmet Fine Catering. In addition, an open bar will be available, compliments of Beluga Vodka, Vuka, and Breckenridge Brewing Company. The judges for the chef competition include Gabby Gourmet, Denver Post’s Suzanne Brown, Denver Magazine’s Ruth Tobias, Johnson & Wales University’s Jorge De La Torre, Holly Kylberg, and Kasia Iwaniczko.
Tickets to the event are on sale now. For CultureHaus members, tickets are $50, and non-members are $65. Additional tickets for a VIP Wine and Cheese pairingare available before the doors open from 6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.; tickets for this are an additional $20. To purchase tickets and RSVP, visit www.denvermagazine.com/culturehaus.
CultureHaus, a social and educational support group of the Denver Art Museum, connects the young at heart with art. CultureHaus provides its members with a wide range of opportunities to learn about art and collecting. At exclusive events held nearly every month, members and guests can enjoy unique insights about art, private exhibition viewings, and the chance to meet other art enthusiasts. Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and others formed CultureHaus in 1997 to create awareness for the Denver Art Museum and the arts amongst the 25 to 40 year-old demographic. For more information, visit www.culturehaus.com.