Vail Valley: ‘Chef Showcase’ event raised $12,000 for charity |

Vail Valley: ‘Chef Showcase’ event raised $12,000 for charity

Daily staff reportNewsroom@vaildaily.comVail, CO Colorado

VAIL VALLEY, Colorado – A group of Vail Valley chefs and restaurants joined together last month to raise more than $12,000 for charity.The event, part of the national charity Share Our Strength’s “Taste of the Nation” event, was held Aug. 27 at the Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa in Avon.Chefs at the event were:• Paul Ferzacca, LaTour Restaurant and ZaccaZa!• Armando Navarro, Larkspur Restaurant.• Jeremy Kittleson, Restaurant Avondale.• Kelly Liken, Restaurant Kelly Liken and Rick & Kelly’s Bistro.• Kevin Nelson, Terra Bistro.Event beneficiaries included the Vail Valley chapter of the Salvation Army and Colorado Coalition to End Hunger.Sponsors included: FirstBank; Alpine Bank; Avon Bakery & Deli; Bonfire Dub Trio; Cooseman’s Worldwide; Gloria Ferrer Winery; Kendall Jackson Wine Estates; Kenwood Vineyards; Mountain City Meats; Prosper Studios; Red Bird Farms; Republic National Distribution; Roederer Estate; Seattle Fish Company; Stella Artois; Sysco Denver; Van Duzer Vineyards and; Paul Dolan Vineyards.For more information, go to

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