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You’re invited to join us for Forks & Corks 2017 – an exciting evening featuring samples of gourmet food, wine and cocktails from more than 50 of KC’s finest restaurants and beverage purveyors. Music, a silent auction, entertainment and an exclusive VIP lounge make Forks & Corks an unforgettable experience.

Eat, drink & feed many in the beautiful Grand Ballroom at the Kansas City Convention Center while celebrating our city’s culinary creativity! 100% of proceeds from the event support our mission to feed hungry people today and work to end hunger tomorrow. Forks & Corks was created in 1997 to support Harvesters’ hunger relief effort and is known as one of Kansas City’s best food and wine events! Each year, the event generates funds to provide more than 1 million meals.

General Admission

$100
  • Samples of gourmet food, wine and cocktails from more than 50 of KC’s finest restaurants and beverage purveyors.
  • Music, a silent auction, entertainment.

VIP

$500
  • 2 tickets to Forks & Corks.
  • 2 tickets to private “Preview Party” on Thursday, March 30.
  • Early entrance and 1 complimentary valet parking pass.
  • Special VIP lounge access with exclusive food and drink options.
  • VIP badge for easy access to VIP areas.
  • Plus, other exclusive experiences the night of Forks & Corks!
  • *$410 may qualify as a tax deduction

VIP

$1,500
  • 6 tickets to Forks & Corks.
  • 4 tickets to private “Preview Party” on Thursday, March 30.
  • Early entrance and 3 complimentary valet parking passes.
  • Special VIP lounge access with exclusive food and drink options.
  • VIP badge for easy access to VIP areas.
  • Plus, other exclusive experiences the night of Forks & Corks!
  • *$1,230 may qualify as a tax deduction

VIP

Only 21 available!

$2,100
  • 8 tickets to Forks & Corks.
  • 4 tickets to private “Preview Party” on Thursday, March 30.
  • Early entrance and 4 complimentary valet parking passes.
  • 8 exclusive 21st Birthday swag bags.
  • Special VIP lounge access with exclusive food and drink options.
  • VIP badge for easy access to VIP areas.
  • Plus, other exclusive experiences the night of Forks & Corks!
  • *$1,740 may qualify as a tax deduction

 

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Harvesters is pleased to announce Chef Megan Garrelts is our honorary chef for Forks & Corks 2017!

Chef Megan and her husband Chef Colby, are the chef-owners of rye (Leawood, KS), and Bluestem, a 2015 James Beard Semifinalist for Outstanding Restaurant, in Kansas City, Mo. Chef Megan is a James Beard Semifinalist for Outstanding Pastry Chef and her recipes have been featured in numerous national publications including Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Wall Street Journal and Saveur.

Bluestem Restaurant opened in 2004 and showcases Megan’s new variety of American desserts. In December of 2012, the Garrelts opened rye restaurant which celebrates the Midwestern foods they grew up eating.

Chef Megan began her culinary education at age 15 in Naperville, outside Chicago. At an early age, she met her first professional chef and soon after was learning the basics of restaurant and kitchen operations in several area restaurants. While working in restaurant pastry kitchens, she decided to focus her career on baking and pastry and enrolled in the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, in 1998. Chef Megan fulfilled her CIA externship a the Park Avenue Café in New Your City under pastry chef Richard Leach, a recipient of the James Beard Foundation’s Outstanding Pastry Chef Award. After graduating from the CIA in 2000, she moved back to Chicago to work at TRU.

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Title Sponsor

$50,000+
  • Name/logo recognition on event collateral, website, and all Forks & Corks promotions.
  • Logo on food and wine trays.
  • Logo to be included in email blast to more than 25,000 people.
  • Name of organization projected onto wall inside the Grand Ballroom.
  • 40 complimentary tickets to Forks & Corks includes special VIP lounge with exclusive food and drink options one hour before the general admission guests.
  • 20 valet parking passes.
  • Staff at your organization will have the opportunity to purchase tickets for the event at a discounted rate.
  •  *$48,200 may qualify as a tax deduction

Platinum Sponsor

$25,000
  • Name/logo recognition on event website, signage, and other program materials.
  • Logo on food and wine trays.
  • Logo to be included in email blast to more than 25,000 people.
  • Name of organization projected onto wall inside the Grand Ballroom.
  • 20 complimentary tickets to Forks & Corks includes special VIP lounge with exclusive food and drink options one hour before the general admission guests.
  • 10 valet parking passes.
  • Staff at your organization will have the opportunity to purchase tickets for the event at a discounted rate.
  •  *$24,100 may qualify as a tax deduction

Gold Sponsor

$10,000
  • Name/logo recognition on event website, signage, and other program materials.
  • 12 complimentary tickets to Forks & Corks includes special VIP lounge with exclusive food and drink options one hour before the general admission guests.
  • 6 valet parking passes.
  •  *$9,460 may qualify as a tax deduction

Silver Sponsor

$5,000
  • Name/logo recognition on event website, signage, and other program materials.
  • 8 complimentary tickets to Forks & Corks includes special VIP lounge with exclusive food and drink options one hour before the general admission guests.
  • 4 valet parking passes.
  •  *$4,640 may qualify as a tax deduction