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Events

Below is a list of upcoming events hosted by the Colorado Restaurant Association and the Colorado Restaurant Foundation. If you are interested in participating or sponsoring in any of these events, click here.

RAF Rocky Mountain Golf Classic - July 27, 2021

Join the Colorado Restaurant Association for the 19th Annual Rocky Mountain Golf Classic at the Hilton Denver Inverness on Tuesday, July 27, 2021! Enjoy the opportunity to play this stunning course while building connections with fellow restaurateurs, and raising money for the Restaurant Advocacy Fund. The advocacy work we do on behalf of Colorado restaurants would not be possible without this support!
 For event information, click here.

Industry Spotlight Awards - September 21 2021

Celebrating Colorado’s restaurant industry, this awards program recognizes those who have been mentors, contributed to the community and have pushed our industry to the level that it is today.  More info coming soon!  

Denver Food + Wine Festival - September 30 - October 2, 2021

This is the signature event of the CRF, it is a multi-day extravaganza of food and wine education, promotion and tastings. Yearly events include a Riedel glass seminar, an intimate wine pairing dinner, a cocktail competition, a brunch festival, and the primary event, the Grand Tasting combining 40+ restaurants and more than 800 wines and spirits. Additional Grand Tasting elements include a VIP Lounge, a culinary stage with chef demonstrations, a silent auction, and more. The event is a partnership between the CRF, Metropolitan State University of Denver, and The Denver Post Community Foundation and draws more than 6,000 attendees. For event information, click here.

Lifetime Achievement Awards - October 11, 2021

This prestigious awards program celebrates individuals who are devoted to the idea of hospitality and practice it in their daily lives. They are recognized throughout the industry for the significant contributions they made through their leadership, service and dedication to the foodservice industry and community. Awards presented include the Hall of Fame Awards, The Noel & Tammy Cunningham Humanitarian Award, and the Richard P. Ayers Award for Distinguished Service.

Colorado Restaurant & Bar Show - March 8 & 9, 2022

The Colorado Restaurant & Bar Show is the premier and largest Rocky Mountain Region foodservice show. It is about bringing together industry leaders and suppliers and presenting absolute excellence. It provides the opportunity to learn about the newest trends and products in the industry.

Colorado Restaurant Foundation, CRF Scholarship Awards - TBD 2022

At this annual event, scholarship award recipients from post-secondary and ProStart high school hospitality education programs are recognized for their outstanding achievement in academics and their commitment to careers in the foodservice and hospitality industry. The event includes a presentation of the ProStart Student, Teacher, and Industry Mentor of the Year awards, and the awarding of secondary and posts secondary scholarships. Since its inception in 1987, the Colorado Restaurant Foundation has awarded more than $750,000 in scholarships funds to students who plan to enter the hospitality industry. 

ColoradoProStart® Student Invitational and Sysco Denver Hospitality Cup - TBD 2022

This annual event showcases more than 250 ProStart® students from 30 Colorado high schools who demonstrate a mastery of culinary and academic skills as they compete in the Annual ProStart® Student Invitational & Sysco Denver Hospitality Cup Competition. Teams compete for more than $750,000 in scholarships through both a Culinary Competition and Hospitality Management Competition. The school that accumulates the most points at the end of the contest will take home the "Sysco Denver Hospitality Cup." The winning teams from the state competition represents Colorado at the National ProStart® Invitational event with the opportunity to win even more scholarships.


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