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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.

Hendricks

No other gin tastes like it because no other gin is made like it!
Hendrick's is absurdly crafted on not one but two anachronistic stills (a rare Carter-Head and an antique Bennet) and distilled in Ayrshire, Scotland. The unusual distillation process is combined with a wondrous symphony of 11 botanicals, and is then consummated with essences of Rose and Cucumber, yielding a one-of-a-kind gin that is passionately loved by a tiny yet growing handful of individuals all over the world.

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 .

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 2014 Lexus GX and taste-test some of Vinny and Jon's favorite bites.

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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Congratulations to Nicholas Elmi, winner of Top Chef: New Orleans, the 11th season of Bravo's Emmy-Award winning, hit reality series.

Join celebrity chefs, renowned winemakers and epicurean insiders at the culinary world’s most spectacular weekend, the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen, June 20-22.