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36TH ANNUAL Great Chefs of the West Event and Benefit

  • Exdo Event Center 1399 35th Street Denver, CO (map)

Sample menus from Denver’s premiere restaurants to benefit NKF!

The National Kidney Foundation's 36th Annual Great Chefs of the West welcomes over 500 patrons from the Denver area to the Exdo Event Center who are passionate about great food and raising money for an important cause. The event will feature chefs from over 20 of Denver's Top restaurants. The chefs are encouraged to pull out all the stops in the competitions for Best Dish.

Pairing with the food are beverages from local producers. Signature cocktails will be served, craft beer and wine pairings. Great Chefs of the West will undoubtedly be the highlight following restaurant week, and Denver's foodie event of the season. With an all-star gathering of food and drinks, live music and exciting auctions, it's impossible to duplicate unless you attempt a very long night out on the town with an unlimited budget. To top it off, it's all for a great cause.

Great Chefs of the West provides the opportunity to socialize in an inviting environment. Guests will mingle around the room, sample signature chef dishes, enjoy signature drinks, vote for their favorite dish and bid on fantastic auction items.

There will be a brief program that includes an exciting live auction at around 7:30pm. Chefs and bars will remain open during the live auction. 

Anyone with an individual ticket is welcome to sit in our lounge seating or gather at our high-tops around the room. There will also be open seating at tables, outside of the reserved sponsor tables.


Individual Tickets and Group Tickets Available.
Group Ticket Pricing Available until March 1, 2019

Individual Ticket - $200
Group Ticket Pricing
6 – 9 Tickets - $180 per ticket
10 Tickets - $160 per ticket

Click here to purchase

For more information about this event contact Kendra Burrell at  / 720-748-9991, ext. 452 


  • 5:45pm Registration Open

  • 6:00pm Menu Tastings from Top Chefs, Complimentary Signature Cocktails, Craft Beer and Wine & Silent Auction
    Live Music by Old Fuss & Feathers

  • 7:30pm Exciting Live Auction & Gift of Life Program



Below are a list of restaurants participating in the Great Chefs of the West.

  • Range

  • Fruition

  • Lohi Steakbar

  • Old Major

  • Former Saint

  • Hop Alley

  • El Five

  • The Bindery

  • Mercantile Dining and Provisions

  • Syrup

  • The Shanty Supper Club

  • Death & Co

  • Cirque

  • Julep

  • Acorn

  • Glazed and Confused

  • Super Mega Bien

  • Hearth and Dram

  • The Inventing Room

  • Safta

  • Interstate Kitchen and Bar

  • Liberati

  • Narrative

  • Osaka Ramen

  • Dos Santos

2019 Chef Chairs:

Kathryn Caine
Executive Sous Chef, Death & Co.

Franco Ruiz
Chef De Cuisine, Fruition  


  • Copper Door Coffee Roasters

  • Avery Brewing

  • Gloria Ferrer

  • Beam Suntory

  • Santa Barbara Winery

  • Zuccadi

  • Winesellers, LTD.