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Beaver Creek FOOD & WINE Weekend

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Eat. Drink. Ski. - January 22-25, 2015

Join FOOD & WINE magazine and some of the country’s top culinary talent this winter in breath-taking Beaver Creek, Colorado, for four unforgettable days of food, wine and fun. Set at the base of a World Cup mountain, the fourth annual Beaver Creek FOOD & WINE Weekend offers interactive cooking demonstrations, innovative wine and spirits events, gourmet wine pairing dinners and endless hours of phenomenal skiing.

Don’t miss a minute of this fantastic, food-centric weekend—or a single run. 

FOOD & WINE Weekend Lodging Package:
Stay in Beaver Creek for FOOD&WINE Weekend and save up to 20% Off lodging and your event tickets! Click Here to book your Stay!


Beaver Creek FOOD & WINE Weekend, Presented by Audi - Event Descriptions

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Meet the Chefs Reception 6PM-9PM
Join us for a casual cocktail reception where you’ll have the opportunity to mix and mingle with celebrity chefs and local talent as we officially kick off the weekend and welcome everyone to the mountain. Sample specialty hors d'oeuvres prepared by Beaver Creek’s host chefs, sip artfully designed cocktails and enjoy libations from the weekend’s wine, spirits and beer sponsors.

Event Location: Beaver Creek Club
Price: $75pp
Tickets: Click Here to Purchase Tickets

Friday, January 23, 2015

Snowshoe & Gourmet Lunch with Guest Chef Viet Pham - 9:30AM-2PM
Sponsored by Black Stallion Estate Winery
Enjoy one of Beaver Creek's best-kept secrets—the secluded Beaver Creek Nordic Sports Center and McCoy Park—on a guided snowshoe tour. You’ll return ready for a delectable multicourse lunch with wine pairings prepared by FOOD & WINE Best New Chef and Food Network Star Finalist Viet Pham, and Grouse Mountain Grill’s executive chef David Gutowski.

Event Location: Beaver Creek Mountain and Grouse Mountain Grill
Price: $145pp (All snowshoe equipment and foot passenger lift access provided with ticket)
Tickets: Sold Out

Mules & Manhattans with Guest Mixologist Jason Patz - 3PM-6PM
Sponsored by Maker's Mark and Maker's 46

Experience the newest sipping and sampling event! This speakeasy-inspired soiree features handcrafted cocktails designed by FOOD & WINE Best New Mixologist Jason Patz. In true speakeasy fashion you will be asked for your password at the door. 

Event Location: 8100 Private Dining Room at the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort & Spa
Price: $50pp
Tickets: Click Here to Purchase Tickets

Wine Dinner and Line Dancing at SaddleRidge with Guest Chef  Tim Love   7PM-10PM
Sponsored by Spire Collection
Put your boots on, baby! Kick off the evening sampling exquisite wines while exploring the unique museum at SaddleRidge with frontier artifacts such as Geronimo’s tomahawk and General Custer’s hat and canteen. Settle into a four-course dinner designed by one of the South’s premiere chefs and restaurateurs Tim Love, SaddleRidge’s executive chef Adam Roth and Allie’s Cabin executive chef Kirk Weems. After indulging in dinner, kick up your heels on the dance floor to live music and line dancing lessons.

Event Location: SaddleRidge
Price: $200pp
Tickets: Click Here to Purchase Tickets

Gourmet Wine Dinner at Splendido with Guest Chef Alex Seidel 7PM-10PM
Sponsored by Treasury Wine Estates
Join the executive chefs from two of Zagat’s Top Ten Restaurants in Colorado for this impressive multi-course dinner with FOOD & WINE Best New Chef, chef-owner of Fruition and the new Mercantile Dining & Provision, Alex Seidel, and Splendido at the Chateau’s executive chef David Walford.

Event Location: Splendido at the Chateau
Price: $175pp
Tickets: Click Here to Purchase Tickets  

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Ski.Eat.Ski  with Guest Chef Matt McCallister - 9:30AM-2PM
Sponsored by Capture Wines
Tackle the mountain and explore intermediate and advanced terrain with the help of Beaver Creek's experienced ski instructors. This is a unique opportunity to be a part of a small group of skiers and snowboarders that will discover Beaver Creek Mountain’s best kept secrets with an experienced ski instructor who will provide you with tips and techniques throughout the day. After working up an appetite, indulge in a gourmet lunch co-designed by FOOD & WINE Best New Chef and chef-owner of FT33 in Dallas, Matt McCallister, and Zach’s Cabin executive chef Tim McCaw.

Event Location: Meet at the Centennial Express Chairlift (#6) on Beaver Creek Mountain. Lunch Location: Zach's Cabin
Price: $120pp (This event is limited to intermediate and advanced skiers and snowboarders. The price does NOT include a lift ticket or ski equipment.)
Tickets: Sold Out

Cooking Demonstration & Lunch with Top Chef Nicholas Elmi 11AM-2PM
With this exclusive cooking class, guests will have a front-row seat as BRAVO’s Top Chef winner Nicholas Elmi takes over Splendido at the Chateau’s spectacular demonstration kitchen. This one-of-a-kind event winds down with a convivial lunch where guests will feast on Elmi’s top notch dishes paired with exquisite wines.

Event Location: Splendido at the Chateau
Price: $130pp
Tickets: Click Here to Purchase Tickets

Après-Ski Burgers & Beers - 3PM-6PM
Sponsored by Noble Vines
Stroll through the intimate and charming Beaver Creek Village while indulging in frosty beers and juicy burgers from some of the best grill chefs in Beaver Creek. Note: Individual tasting tickets will be for sale the day of the event based on availability.

Event Location: Beaver Creek Plaza (outdoor event, please dress appropriately)
Price: $50pp (includes five slider-size burgers and unlimited access to the beer garden)
Tickets: Click Here to Purchase Tickets

Grand Tasting - 7PM-10PM
The Grand Tasting is the “Don’t Miss It!” event at the Beaver Creek FOOD & WINE Weekend. The best chefs in Beaver Creek are joined by celebrity chefs from around the country to delight you with the ultimate tasting experience. Enjoy, wine, spirits, music and mingling at the weekend’s premier party.

Event Location: Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort & Spa-Ford Hall
Price: $150pp
Tickets: Click Here to Purchase Tickets

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Sunday Funday: Celebrity Chef Ski Race & Brunch - 10AM-11:30AM (Ski Race) 11AM-1:00PM (Brunch)
Can these chefs dish it out on the downhill? Help celebrity chefs and Beaver Creek favorites raise money for their favorite charities during this one-of-a-kind event on the Beaver Creek’s Epic Mix Race Course. There will be 8 ski racing teams consisting of 4 people each. After the race tuck into a sumptuous brunch at the C BAR. As you eat, enjoy the post-race ceremonies—where the fastest chefs will take the podium and win $500 for their non-profit of choice!

Event Location: Ski Race will take place on Beaver Creek Mountain at 10AM. Brunch will start 11:00AM at the C BAR Beaver Creek.
Race Price: $100pp (Price includes a race access only lift ticket and Sunday Funday brunch at the C BAR. Price does not include ski equipment or all day lift ticket.) Sold Out
Brunch Only Price: $70pp
Tickets: Click Here to Purchase Tickets


2016 ticket information coming soon.

Guest Talent  
BCFW      Alex Seidel

Born in 1973 in Wisconsin, Seidel began his culinary career at 14, serving as sous chef at Racine’s Main Street Bistro by age 20. He attended culinary school at Western Culinary Institute in Portland, Oregon, finishing at the top of his class. After graduation, Seidel moved to California where he worked at Hubert Keller’s Club XIX at Pebble Beach Resort. He later became sous chef at Antoine Michelle, then chef de cuisine at Carmel Valley Ranch. During a trip to Colorado’s Vail Valley Alex fell in love with the mountains and soon found a home as chef de cuisine in one of Colorado’s most renowned restaurants, Sweet Basil. Chasing his first love and wife, Melissa, Seidel moved to Denver in 2002 and became executive chef at restaurateur Frank Bonanno’s fine-dining flagship, Mizuna. Seidel left Mizuna to launch... Read Full Bio

BCFW   Jason Patz  

Jason Patz hales originally from Albuquerque, NM but has resided in Denver since 1999. A graduate of the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, he has spent over half his life in the restaurant business. Starting out as a lowly busboy he worked his way up to being one of the premiere bartenders in Denver. The majority of his career was spent at P.F. Changs China Bistro where he was the regional beverage trainer of the Southwest region. He opened stores all over the country and helped with new beverage recipes and trained new bartenders in the proper techniques of building a cocktail. Jason can now be found behind the stick at Williams and Graham, one of Denver’s top cocktail bars. Williams & Graham a two time James Beard Award nominated cocktail bar, the 2013 Bar and Nightclub Show Cocktail bar... Read Full Bio
BCFW    Matt McCallister

Chef Matt McCallister thrives on the energy of the kitchen: an atmosphere that is at once chaotic and structured. After cooking in kitchens across the country, Matt found his home in Dallas at FT33, his first solo venture, which he opened at the age of 31 in October 2012. He quickly guided the restaurant to local acclaim, including earning a glowing five-star review from Dallas Morning News Restaurant Critic Leslie Brenner, and recognition of Restaurant of the Year by D magazine in December 2013. Matt and FT33 have since made waves on the national scale, including a spot on the 2013 Top 50 New Restaurant list from Bon Appétit, a 2014 Food & Wine Best New Chef nod, and a James Beard Foundation Award semifinalist for Best Chef Southwest 2014... Read Full Bio

 BCFW   Nicholas Elmi

Nicholas Elmi is the chef/owner of Restaurant Laurel in South Philadelphia and Season 11 winner of Bravo’s hit television show Top Chef. Chef Elmi grew up in West Newbury Massachusetts and attended the Culinary Institute of America. After graduating in 2001, he moved to Philadelphia to work under one the city’s most iconic chefs, George Perrier, at Brasserie Perrier. Elmi then left Philly to immerse himself in the New York City fine-dining scene and worked at Lutece, Union Pacific, and Oceana. He also moved to Paris to stage at Guy Savoy, a formative experience that changed his view of ingredients, purveyors, and creative process in the kitchen. Elmi eventually found his way back to his mentor Perrier with an executive sous chef position at Mia in Atlantic City and later the executive chef role... Read Full Bio
BCFW   Tim Love

Chef Tim Love is known as much for his freewheeling personality as he is for his signature urban western cuisine and quick business sense. As chef and owner of beloved Texas restaurants, Lonesome Dove Western Bistro, Woodshed Smokehouse, Queenie's Steakhouse and Love Shack, as well as the storied White Elephant Saloon, his inspired and innovative dishes have earned critical and popular acclaim.

Love opened his flagship restaurant, Lonesome Dove Western Bistro, in Fort Worth's historic Stockyards...
Read Full Bio
BCFW    Viet Pham

Viet Pham is the award-winning chef and owner of Forage Restaurant in Salt Lake City, Utah.  He recently opened the casual spot Beer Bar in downtown Salt Lake City to acclaim in Food & Wine Magazine. In Spring of 2015, Viet will open the fine dining restaurant Ember & Ash, also in SLC.

Viet Pham has lived the American Dream. He was born in Malaysia in 1979 as his parents left Vietnam as “boat people” refugees. Pham credits his parents with giving him a love for food and cooking. "Just watching them in the kitchen," Pham recalls, "and seeing how much they enjoyed cooking together and how much everyone enjoyed their food at family gatherings really resonated with me." Read Full Bio

Host Chefs  
BCFW    Adam Roth, Executive Chef

In the muggy summer heat of rural Iowa, Chef Adam Roth was still in diapers when his culinary adventure began in the kitchen of his blind grandmother. While working several restaurant jobs during high school, he realized the possibilities offered by the industry. At the age of 18, he moved 800 miles to attend The Art Institute of Colorado’s School of Culinary Arts. He then went on to work in many different professional kitchens from small town Missouri to Denver. In 2006, he eventually landed himself on the slopes of Vail.

Adam has been at SaddleRidge for the previous seven years. Under his leadership as executive chef, its reputation has flourished as a unique experience unto itself. SaddleRidge contains one of the largest collections of western artifacts in the United States, and is a perfect showcase for Chef Roth’s rustic Colorado cuisine. When not working creating culinary magic at SaddleRidge, you can find him out on the ski slopes right here in Beaver Creek.

  Christian Aptez, Executive Chef
8100 Mountainside Bar & Grill at the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek

Chef Christian Apetz joined the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa in June of 2011.  Since that time he has elevated the menu of 8100 to include more approachable and refined offerings with subtle touches of his love for the South.  With a completely ingredient driven approach his team works tirelessly to serve the finest foods available.

He gained his extensive knowledge of Regional American Cuisine through travelling with Hyatt Hotels over the course of 14 years to such places as Phoenix, AZ, Los Angeles, CA, San Antonio TX and Boston, MA before arriving here in Colorado.  Chef Christian continues to place emphasis on utilizing natural and sustainable products throughout all of his offerings placing particular importance on the need to provide more healthy offerings for children which is evident in the kid’s offerings at 8100 Mountainside Bar and Grill. 

 BCFW   David Gutowski, Executive Chef
Grouse Mountain Grill at The Pines Lodge

Executive Chef, David Gutowski is from Peekskill, New York.  He is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York.  David’s experience includes The Ritz Carlton, Beaver Creek’s Beano’s Cabin and his current position as Executive Chef at the celebrated Grouse Mountain Grill.  He has partnered with many celebrity chefs for local events, presented Grouse Mountain Grill’s cuisine at Cornell University’s Cross County Gourmet, was a featured chef at the acclaimed James Beard House and a judge for the 2013 Vail Couchon 555.

David focuses his menu on local products, including produce. He tends the restaurant’s local garden plots in the summer and is often in the kitchen pickling, jarring and producing jam so that he can use seasonal products year round.

 BCFW   David Walford, Executive Chef and General Manager
Splendido at the Chateau

Chef David Walford is a seasoned craftsman who has spent the last 30 years immersed in the culture of the culinary world. Growing up in Colorado, David Walford worked in Vail restaurants in the 1970’s mostly for the skiing.  Then, deciding to become serious about his love of cooking and desire to become a chef he moved to California and then France to gain knowledge and experience in the industry.

David has been Executive Chef at Splendido since 1994.  In 1997, he was appointed General Manager/Executive Chef of Splendido and became the owner in 2006.

 BCFW   Kirk Weems, Executive Chef
Allie's Cabin

A love of skiing brought Kirk to Colorado in 1994 and a love of good food started his Beaver Creek culinary career in 1995.  Starting at Saddleridge, Kirk has worked in many of the kitchens in Beaver Creek, including Beano’s, Toscanini, Rendezvous Bar & Grill, The Bristol at Arrowhead, Spruce Saddle and The Rendezvous Club .  In the fall of 2006 Kirk became the Executive Chef at Allie’s Cabin and now splits his summer and winter seasons between Allie’s and The Rendezvous Club Restaurant at the Beaver Creek Golf Club. 

Working with many fine chefs over the past 15 years has allowed Kirk to develop and refine his culinary skills in the unique environment of Beaver Creek.  He has worked culinary events with such esteemed chefs as Cat Cora, Ming Tsai, Eric Ripert and Hubert Keller and is a regular participant in the various culinary festivals that occur in Beaver Creek each year.

 BCFW   Tim McCaw, Executive Chef and General Manager
Zach's Cabin

Chef Tim McCaw was introduced to the culinary arts at the young age of fifteen.Immediately Tim discovered a passion for this field. He was fortunate to have studied under various, well-respected chefs in the Denver area. This exposed Tim to a vast variety of cuisines while allowing him the opportunity to develop his own style. His enthusiasm, creativity and experience is respected among his peers. In 1998 Tim relocated to the Vail Valley and is now entering his sixteenth year as the executive chef of Zach’s Cabin and eighth year at Red Sky Ranch Golf Club.

Tim’s menu is best described as Creative American Cuisine with Pacific flair. Chef McCaw took first place in the Sonoma vs. Mountain Iron Chef competition, and was invited to cook at the renowned James Beard House November 9th 2007. Zach's Cabin is a dining experience not to be missed, rated in the top 10 on mountain restaurants in North America 2007. Chef McCaw was on the 2013 and 2015 Alpine Ski World Championship bid committee which was awarded to Vail/Beaver Creek in 2015. Most recently Tim was promoted to Executive Chef / General Manager of Zach’s Cabin for the 2012-2013 ski season.

Beaver Creek FOOD & WINE Weekend - Frequently Asked Questions

When will tickets be mailed out?

Tickets will not be mailed out. When you book your tickets online, you will be sent a confirmation via e-mail. It is not necessary that you print and bring each ticket with you.

What is included in the ticket price?

The per person ticket prices includes tax and service gratuity at each event. Any gratuities for valet, coat check, etc. are at the discretion of each guest.

Where can I buy tickets?

Tickets are only available online at www.beavercreek.com/foodandwine. If there are tickets available the day of the event, you may be able to purchase tickets at the door.

A ticketing and registration office will be located in the John Anderson Room, located in the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort & Spa. Below are the registration and ticket office hours:

Thursday, January 22nd:12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Friday, January 23rd: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Saturday, January 24th: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

What is the refund policy?

All tickets for the event are non-refundable.

How do I trade in my tickets for a different event?

All sales for each event are final; however, tickets are transferable to another guest name.

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Yes, all events (except Apres-Ski Burgers & Beers) are restricted to guests 21 years of age or older. Please be prepared to show a valid ID at each event.

Where do I park?

Self-parking is available at the following locations:
- Villa Montane: in the Main Village, off Avondale Lane. Paid parking garage for visitors from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. 

- Village Hall: in the Main Village, before the skier bridge. Paid parking for visitors from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

- Bear Parking lot(s): located at the base of the west (Bear) entrance to Beaver Creek. At the Beaver Creek roundabout, head west on Hwy 6 and take a left at the stop light. Complimentary parking with complimentary shuttle service to the Main Village

SaddleRidge Dinner Guests: Parking is not available at SaddleRidge. Please see below for transportation to the venue:

- If you are staying within Beaver Creek, you can call Dial A Ride (970.949.1938) to pick you up and take you to the venue. 

- If you are not staying within Beaver Creek, please park at the St. James. We will have a shuttle that will loop to/from the venue starting at 6:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. The return shuttle will start looping at 9:45 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. 

Transportation within Beaver Creek:
Beaver Creek offers complimentary shuttle service for all guests staying in Beaver Creek, Bachelor Gulch, and Arrowhead village to anywhere within the resort.

For more information or to schedule a pick-up, call Village Transportation at (970) 949-1938 or ask your concierge to book a shuttle, allowing 10-20 minutes for pickup.

Valet Parking is available at the following venues:
- 8100 Mountainside Bar & Grill and the Gerald R. Ford Hall - located in the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort & Spa
- Grouse Mountain Grill - located in the Pines Lodge
- Splendido at the Chateau

Is there assigned seating at the events?
There are assigned tables for the Guest Chef dinners at Splendido and SaddleRidge on Friday, January 23rd. Seating for all other events will be unassigned. 

Are there any events open to the public at no charge?
Only guests with verified tickets and credentials will be permitted

Is smoking allowed?
Smoking is not permitted in any of the events

What is the dress code for each event? 

Meet the Chefs    Mountain Casual* 
Snowshoe and Lunch    Layer warm clothes to snowshoe, and then layers can be removed for lunch. Bring a change of shoes to the Hiking Center and these will be at the lunch for you to change into.
Mules & Manhattans and Apres-Ski Burgers & Beers   Mountain Casual or Skiwear (ski clothes, ski boots-the same clothes you were wearing on the mountain, we recommend not wearing ski boots).
Guest Chef Dinner (Splendido)    Semi-Formal** 
Guest Chef Dinner (SaddleRidge)   Cowboy chic or mountain casual - cowboy boots and hats encouraged!
Ski.Eat.Ski    Warm skiwear, boots and skiing accessories. Please layer appropriately to ski in the morning and have lunch in a warm, indoor venue. 
Cooking Demonstration    Mountain Casual*  
Grand Tasting   Semi-Formal** 
Sunday Funday Brunch    Skiwear (ski clothes, ski boots-the same clothes you were wearing on the mountain), mountain casual.

*Mountain Casual Attire: Dresses, Skirts, Jeans, Trousers, Sweater, Collared Shirt, Boots or Shoes. Jackets and ties aren’t required.
**Semi-formal: Collared shirts, jackets and ties are encouraged, cocktail dresses.

For more questions about Beaver Creek Resort and Beaver Creek Mountain, please visit www.beavercreek.com/faq


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