Great Chefs Event Philadelphia

The 11th Annual Great Chefs Event is hosted by the Vetri family restaurants and Vetri Family Community Partnership. The event held at Urban Outfitters Headquarters in Philadelphia, benefits Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and Vetri Community Partnership.

More then 45 of the best chefs from across the country and the world where hand selected by Marc Vetri. Marc calling on friends and respected colleagues from LA, NYC, Chicago, Italy, and more. Chefs donated their time, talent, food and created samplings for over 1,200 guest in attendance.

History of the Great Chefs Event

11 years ago, Marc Vetri and Jeff Benjamin met Liz and Jay Scott, who were carrying on the work that their amazing daughter Alex had started, to help find cures for all kids with cancer. They were moved by Alex’s story and walked away from the conversation asking what can we do to help. Their answer was to start the Great Chefs Event which started off with eight local chefs and 100 guest at the Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College, raising $50,000 for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. Marc and Benjamin inspired by the impact of their efforts, founded Vetri Community Partnership in 2008 to give back in the area they know best, healthy food and nutrition for Philadelphia youth.

The Chefs

Several of this years participating chefs have been named finalist in the 2016 James beard Foundation Awards including Rising star chef of the year finalist Matt Rudofker (Momofuku Ssam Bar, NYC). Chefs this year also included Bobby Flay (Bobby Burgers), Michael Symon of Food Networks Iron Chef and co-host of The Chew, Michael Cimarusti (Connie & Ted’s, LA),  Greg Vernick (Vernick, Philadelphia), Robert Irvine host of Food Network’s Restaurant: Impossible, Worst Cooks in America, so many more great chefs.

Bars, Wineries, Breweries, and Auctions

Representatives from the country best bars, wineries, and craft breweries will also be present. In addition to stellar food and drinks, guest will have opportunities to bid on silent and live auctions items.


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