Top Chef Northern Colorado- A Kids Place Raises $23,000 for Abused & Neglected Children; Oskar Blues Takes Home “People’s Choice Award”

Top Chef Northern Colorado, a benefit raising money for the non-profit organization “A Kids Place,” took place on Saturday, October 15, and raised over $23,000 for abused & neglected children in Weld County. This friendly competition between the some of Northern Colorado’s top chefs included celebrity judges, live music and a silent auction. Our executive chef, Jason Rogers, was awarded the “Top Chef Northern Colorado” and “People’s Choice” awards. “A Kid’s Place,” is a collaborative organization that works to provide services for children who have been abused and neglected by utilizing two nationally acclaimed programs, The Child Advocacy Center and the CASA Program (Court Appointed Special Advocate).

Last year’s benefit raised over $11,000 for abused and neglected children in Weld County with a 2011 goal set for $12,500.  This year’s well-attended event nearly doubled that number, collecting $23,000!!!

Rogers’ award at Top Chef comes on the heels of our 2 restaurants (Lyons & Longmont, CO) winning the Best Longmont/Lyons Restaurant Award from the 2011 Daily Camera’s Boulder County Gold Awards. These awards are determined by asking locals to write in about their favorite businesses. The choices are tallied up and the top-voted businesses win.

If you didn’t make it to the event this year, try to come next year so you don’t miss out on our Ten Fidy Bourbon Milk Chocolate Bacon Truffle Balls…