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2014 Sponsors

All-Clad, widely acknowledged as America’s finest cookware, is the leading choice of everyone who cares about culinary excellence, from professional chefs to first-time cooks. Established as All-Clad Metalcrafters in 1971, the company quickly rose to prominence by introducing the world’s first bonded cookware, created in a revolutionary patented process developed by All-Clad’s expert metallurgists that resulted in the highest level of culinary excellence. Today, just as it has been for the last forty years, each piece of All-Clad bonded stainless cookware is handcrafted in the heart of American steel country in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania by American artisans using the finest raw materials. Several collections of bonded cookware, designed to meet the specific needs and tastes of every kind of cook are now available, along with kitchen tools, electrics and gourmet accessories, all of which feature the advanced construction, attention to detail and guarantee of consistent results that the brand is known for. All-Clad can be found in specialty cookware and department stores across the United States and Canada. For more information, visit allclad.com.

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American Express is proud to present the 25th annual Restaurant Trade Program at the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen and to celebrate this special anniversary, from Thursday, June 19th – Saturday, June 21st. For the past 25 years, the American Express Restaurant Trade Program, developed for the professionals who shape the world of hospitality, has brought together chefs, restaurant operators and leading industry professionals. The unique two-day program features networking events and dynamic panel discussions with some of the industry's brightest stars.

Held at Aspen’s historic Hotel Jerome, the Restaurant Trade Program will highlight a diverse group of noteworthy chefs including Tom Colicchio, Graham Elliot, Danny Meyer, and Jonathan Waxman, among others.

American Express is a global services company, providing customers with access to products, insights and experiences that enrich lives and build business success. As a stakeholder in the restaurant industry for more than 40 years, American Express has assisted in efforts to enhance the growth of the restaurant industry by creating and implementing programs designed to benefit restaurateurs. American Express also supports the restaurant community through sponsorships and commitments to a diverse range of industry organizations. Learn more at americanexpress.com and connect with us on facebook, foursquare, linkedin, twitter, and youtube.

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The CenturionSM Lounge, a travel lounge in select airports created exclusively for American Express® Card Members, elevates the everyday travel experience through world-class service and inspired culinary offerings. Renowned chefs including Scott Conant, Las Vegas Executive Chef, and Dean Fearing, Dallas Fort Worth Executive Chef, create seasonally-rotated menus. Beverage partners Jim Meehan, Mixologist, and Anthony Giglio, Wine Director, create and curate locally-inspired beverage programs for each location. Future locations are opening later this year in LaGuardia and San Francisco airport. American Express Card Members may purchase a $50 One-Day Pass at the Lounge with any valid American Express Card. The Centurion Lounge is complimentary for Platinum Card® and Centurion® Members. To learn more, please visit thecenturionlounge.com.

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Chobani, America’s #1 Greek yogurt, was founded on the belief that how your food is made matters - because people have great taste, they just need great options. That’s why Chobani only ever uses 100% natural ingredients, no preservatives and only locally-sourced milk. And since the beginning, the company has donated 10% of annual profits to charitable causes around the world.

Stop by the Grand Tasting to try delicious creations from the Chobani SoHo® café, where you will be taken beyond the yogurt cup and on a journey through sweet and savory, while enjoying Chobani® Greek Yogurt in completely new ways.

For more information please visit chobani.com or facebook.com/chobani.

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Hendricks

HENDRICK'S: A MOST UNUSUAL GIN

In a world filled with a myriad of mediocre, mundane and wholly unremarkable things, Hendrick’s exists as a shining beacon of unusualness. The odd distillation process combined with a wondrous symphony of 11 botanicals, and the essences of ROSE and CUCUMBER, results in a one-of-a-kind white spirit. When used in your favorite martini, Hendrick’s yields an exquisite, yet curiously interesting cocktail. As many have been known to say, no other gin tastes like Hendrick’s because no other gin is made like Hendrick’s.

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KitchenAid is thrilled to be a sponsor of the 32nd Annual FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen. We crave everything about this event—from the passion and prowess to the creativity and endless possibilities. Because that’s what we’re all about, too. And that’s why we make products that know no limits—everything from our legendary Stand Mixer to our innovative cooking appliances. When you have a shared love for all things food, there’s so much more to make.

Find more information and culinary inspiration at kitchenaid.com. And follow the Classic with us at facebook.com/kitchenaid and twitter.com/kitchenaidusa .

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Join us at “You want me to eat what? Nose-to-tail meets uncharted waters.” This intriguing seminar, hosted by Lexus, features the innovative and creative vision of Lexus Culinary Masters Vinny Dotolo and Jon Shook, who changed the L.A. food scene with their famed restaurants Animal and Son of a Gun. Stop by the Grand Tasting tent to see the all-new 2015 NX compact crossover and taste-test some of Vinny and Jon’s favorite bites.

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Lindt is the world’s leading producer of premium chocolate and is dedicated to creating chocolate beyond compare. Throughout its 165-year history, Lindt has been a leader and pioneer in the premium chocolate industry and mastered the art of gourmet chocolate making. Creating premium chocolate is an art that requires great skill, dedication and passion, and the Master Chocolatiers of Lindt are masters of this craft. Lindt Master Chocolatiers develop and refine unique secret recipes with absolute devotion. Every single piece is created by our unmatched passion for high-quality chocolate. For more information on Lindt, visit www.lindt.com.

Patron

The Patrón Spirits Company once again is a proud sponsor of the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen, bringing their unique brand of inventive events and Patrón Tequila cocktails to festival-goers. Simply Perfect in every way, Patrón tequila is an ultra-premium luxury white spirit that’s delicious on the rocks and mixes flawlessly into most any cocktail. From the highest-quality Weber Blue agave plants grown in the highlands of Jalisco, Mexico, to the centuries-old distillation process, to the signed, handcrafted glass bottles, Patrón is produced in small batches, with unparalleled attention to detail and craftsmanship. For more information about Patrón tequila, or the company’s other ultra-premium spirits, please visit patronspirits.com.

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Royal Caribbean International knows a few things about what it means to be a tastemaker. For more than 40 years, we’ve set the bar for cruise vacations, leading the industry in innovation, service, and guest satisfaction. Onboard our ships, butterflies turn into daredevils – with the industry’s first zip lining, surfing, ice skating, and rock climbing at sea. And the wows continue on stage, ice, water and in the air. Because Royal Caribbean is the only cruise line that entertains you all four ways. And the only one with Tony Award-winning Broadway musicals. If that doesn’t whet your appetite for WOW, here’s something that will: Dynamic Dining, a landscape of 18 distinctive, delectable restaurants on the new Quantum of the Seas and Anthem of the Seas. With whimsical gastro-innovations at every turn. Celebrity chefs at the helm. And the flexibility to decide when, where, and with whom you dine. Let your epicurean journey begin on the world’s most revolutionary ships.

Learn more at RoyalCaribbean.com/DynamicDining.

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S.PELLEGRINO INVITES YOU TO LIVE IN ITALIAN

To Live in Italian is to transform any meal, at any time, into a delicious celebration of fine food. It is a recipe for appreciating the best of life, with six key ingredients—beauty, passion, togetherness, craftsmanship, authenticity and natural style. When you Live in Italian, you’re living the good life—a life of great friends coming together for unforgettable experiences. Reflecting our passion for excellence and long-time commitment to culinary, S.Pellegrino® Sparkling Natural Mineral Water and Acqua Panna® Natural Spring Water are proud to sponsor the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen in support of the culinary arts and congratulates the 2014 Food & Wine Best New Chefs.

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There’s a natural affinity between Belgian beer and fine food. When the two meet, any occasion becomes a cause for celebration. Stella Artois® is part of a Belgian brewing tradition dating back to 1366. Stella Artois® is a bottom filtered, blonde pilsner with a malty middle and crisp finish delivering a full flavor and a hint of bitterness. Stella Artois® should be served in the unique Stella Artois® Chalice according to the 9-Step Pouring Ritual to guarantee a perfect experience. Stella Artois, is joined at the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen by its Belgian counter parts Hoegaarden, Leffe Blonde and Leffe Brune. Hoegaarden is the original Belgian wheat beer since 1445, unfiltered and brewed with Curaçao orange peel and coriander. Leffe Blonde and Leffe Brune are authentic Belgian “Abbey” ales which date back almost 800 years. Leffe Blonde features subtle hints of clove and vanilla, while Leffe Brune boasts more rich roasted caramel aromas. No matter what the occasion, we invite you to savor the moment and pick up the perfect pairing, Belgian beers and food.

Throughout its 20-plus years at the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen, Wines from Spain has showcased the quality and value of Spain’s vivacious varietals. As the Classic has grown, so has the reach of Spanish wine. Wines from Spain is proud to showcase its extraordinary mix of terroir, rich history and diverse grape varietals. With cutting-edge innovations and inspired winemaking, Spain’s wines complement any cuisine and occasion. For more information, visit www.winesfromspainusa.com.

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