ONE EPIC NIGHT OF FOOD AND MUSIC.
MAY 13TH, 2019 • 6:00 P.M. – 11:00 P.M.
29 E ALLEN STREET • PHILADELPHIA
Beats ’n Eats– A Food + Music Event– hosted by Chef Robert Irvine– is an immersive, one-of-a-kind food and music experience designed to increase opportunities for our veterans and members of the military. Held Monday, May 13, 2019 at The Fillmore Philadelphia, the event is hosted by Chef Robert Irvine and features a family style, six-course meal prepared by local and celebrity chefs with live music performances from both established and emerging artists between each course.
Join host Chef Robert Irvine for a one-of-a-kind food and music experience.
Robert Irvine is a world-class chef, fitness authority, and philanthropist who seeks to inspire people to live better each and every day.
Many know Robert as host of the popular Food Network series, Dinner: Impossible, which ran for seven seasons and over one hundred episodes, and later as host of a thirteen-season run of Restaurant: Impossible. At its peak, over one million viewers a week watched Robert not only renovate restaurants and retrain staff in record time, but counsel owners through personal problems that were destroying their businesses.
Additionally, Robert has hosted or appeared on Food Network shows including Worst Cooks in America, Next Iron Chef, Restaurant Express, Chopped: Impossible and many more.
Robert is a tireless supporter of our nation’s military. He believes that none of his success would be possible without the brave men and women who defend our freedoms. For that reason, Robert founded The Robert Irvine Foundation in 2014 to support veterans and their causes. Grants have been awarded to the USO, Valor Service Dogs, the Gary Sinise Foundation, and the American Veterans Center.
In addition to many awards and accolades, Robert is a proud recipient of the US Department of the Army Outstanding Civilian Service Award in Spring 2016.
A four-time James Beard Award-winning TV personality, chef, writer and teacher, Andrew Zimmern is regarded as one of the most versatile and knowledgeable personalities in the food world. As the creator, executive producer and host of Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods franchise, Andrew Zimmern’s Driven by Food, The Zimmern List, and Food Network’s Big Food Truck Tip, he has explored culture through food in more than 170 countries.
Andrew has written four books—The Bizarre Truth, Andrew Zimmern’s Bizarre World of Food and Andrew Zimmern’s Field Guide to Exceptionally Weird, Wild & Wonderful Foods. He is a Fast Company“Most Creative Person” designee, and Adweeknamed him one of the “30 most influential people in food.”
Buddy Valastro is a fourth-generation baker born into the business owned & operated by his parents. Countless hours were spent in the bakery where his father, Buddy Sr., a master baker, taught Buddy everything about baking and running a business. They dreamed that together, they would make Carlo’s Bakery a household name.
In his 55,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility, Buddy and his staff whip up thousands of wedding cakes, specialty cakes and delicious Italian pastries. His award winning designs have been featured in countless bridal and baking magazines.
He is the star of TLC’s wildly popular show Cake Boss.
Cat Cora is a world-renowned chef, author, restaurateur, contributing editor, television host and personality, actress, avid philanthropist, health and fitness expert, lifestyle entrepreneur and proud mother of six. In 2005, she made television history when she became the first-ever female Iron Chef on Food Network’s hit show: Iron Chef America. Since then, she shattered the glass ceiling as one of the first females to dominate the historically male culinary industry. She was featured extensively on a number of television shows, most recently as co-host on BRAVO's "Around the World in 80 Plates" as well as FOX's "My Kitchen Rules.” She was also the first female inducted into The American Academy of Chefs Culinary Hall of Fame. She founded Chefs for Humanity, an organization that tackles hunger, obesity and provides help to those in emergency conditions by generating awareness, raising funds and rallying volunteers.
Renowned Latin-American chef Jose Garces translates his rich cultural traditions and culinary vision into personal dining experiences through Garces, a Philadelphia-based hospitality group. Taking a heartfelt and creative approach to time-honored recipes and dishes, Garces, in partnership with IdEATion Hospitality (New Orleans-based Ballard Brands; David Maser, a Philadelphia attorney and investor; and Ronnie Artigues, Ballard Brands’ general counsel), operates numerous restaurants including Amada, Distrito, Tinto, Village Whiskey, JG Domestic, Volvér, The Olde Bar, Buena Onda, Ortzi at the LUMA Hotel Times Square, Okatshe, Olón and Bar Olón at Tropicana Atlantic City, and Amada and Distrito Cantina in the Ocean Resort Casino. The group also operates Garces Events, a full-service catering and event division; the Garces Foundation, a philanthropic organization dedicated to Philadelphia’s underserved immigrant community; and Luna Farm, Chef Garces’ 40-acre farm in Bucks County, PA.
Justly renowned as a culinary innovator, Chef Kevin Sbraga brings exceptional creativity experience to the kitchen. Best known for his winning turn on Season 7 of Bravo’s hit Top Chef, he is also an inventive executive chef who has helmed some the Philadelphia area’s most exciting restaurants of the past 10 years. Today, Kevin serves as Principal of Sbraga Consulting, in addition to serving as the Executive Director of Culinary for the Fitler Club, a members only lifestyle club.
Most recently, Chef Sbraga appeared alongside Gordon Ramsay and Christina Tosi on FOX’s MasterChefSeason 7; in addition to his work as a food personality, he makes celebrity and charitable appearances across the country and consults on private dining and hospitality projects.
As one of Philadelphia’s most prominent and ambitious businesswoman, Chef Marcie Turney has worked for more than a decade alongside her partner Valerie Safran to transform the once-desolate 13thStreet neighborhood into what has become known as the trendy “Midtown Village.” Today, Chef Turney and Safran’s five wildly popular restaurants in the neighborhood (Barbuzzo, Lolita, Jamonera, Little Nonna’s, Bud & Marilyn’s, as well as their gourmet prepared food market, Grocery, and two lifestyle boutiques, Open House and Verde, are thriving.
Additionally, Chef Turney has also created her own signature line of chocolates, Marcie Blaine Artisanal Chocolates, which are sold online and at their lifestyle boutique, Verde.
LAUREN HART // RAHZEL // THE POTASH TWINS // ZEEK BURSE
6:00 P.M. – 7:00 p.m.
LOCATED IN THE FOUNDRY
Curated premium open bar, signature cocktail bites menu, live music, private meet + greet and photo opportunity with Chef Robert Irvine. VIP + Press Reception open to Gold VIP ticket holders and registered members of the press (all press must be pre-approved).
The Main Event
7:00 P.M. – 9:30 p.m.
PRESENTED BY Comcast Business AND PENN NATIONAL GAMING
Curated premium open bar, a 6-course, family style menu prepared by local and celebrity chefs with live music performances from both established and emerging artists between each course. All tickets include complimentary event parking, reserved seating for the Main Event, curated premium open bar, and access to the After Party + Dessert Reception.
The After Party
9:30 P.M. – 11:00 p.m.
PRESENTED BY PATRON SPIRITS
Featuring a dessert reception, draft lattes by La Colombe, a custom donut wall installation by Chef Matt Fein (Executive Chef, Federal Donuts), live music performances and spirits infused sweets.
"We cannot forget the sacrifices being made to defend our freedoms... those sacrifices deserve to be honored and never forgotten." – Robert Irvine
The Robert Irvine Foundation’s primary focus is on giving-back and supporting our military personnel (active, retired, and veterans) and first responders through morale and welfare programs, in addition to financial support of properly vetted Veterans' Organizations.
Since the foundation's creation, they have fed over 125,000 wounded warriors and their caregivers through their partnership with the Gary Sinise Foundation, supported the building of smart homes for severely handicapped service members, and funded a number of local and regional programs designed to bring joy or lighten the burdens of our nation's heroes.
They strive to create awareness throughout the community of the sacrifices made by our military personnel, first responders, and their families; and, inspire community support for the men and women defending our freedom at home and abroad.
GOLD TICKET PRICE $350
VIP Tickets include access to the VIP + Press Reception in The Foundry, featuring a curated premium open bar, signature cocktail bites menu, live music, Gold Reserved seating for the Main Event, and a meet + greet and photo opportunity with Chef Robert Irvine. All VIP guests include an exclusive VIP gift, curated premium open bars, access to the After-Party + Dessert Reception and complimentary parking.
TICKET PRICE $150
GA Tickets include access to the Pre-Party (cash bar only), reserved seating in the General Admission section, curated premium open bars, access to the After-Party + Dessert Reception and complimentary parking.
VIP GOLD table PRICE $3,500
GA Table Price $1,200
“table for the troops” donation $1,200
All table options can be purchased directly through the ticket website (link below)– sponsor tables should be purchased as a part of a sponsorship package.
Tables may be donated to veterans or service members by purchasing a “Table for the Troops”. Tickets will be distributed directly through our partnership with the Liberty USO.
PRESENTED BY COMCAST BUSINESS AND PENN NATIONAL GAMING
FULL SPONSOR LIST TO BE ANNOUNCED
For sponsorship inquiries and table purchases, contact Katie Everett (Executive Producer) at email@example.com
For all other inquires, please submit the form below.