2015 Sponsors

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All-Clad, widely acknowledged as America’s finest cookware, is the leading choice of everyone who cares about culinary excellence, from professional chefs to at home chefs. 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 over 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 www.all-clad.com.

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.

Chobani's national culinary tour, Made with Chobani, aims to inspire discovery and encourage creativity in the kitchen, sharing delicious food and innovative recipes with everyone, from home cooks to professional chefs. 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.

The Ghirardelli Chocolate Company is a manufacturer of premium chocolate products. Incorporated in 1852, Ghirardelli has the richest heritage of any American chocolate company. Ghirardelli continues to honor its heritage to this day and is one of the few companies in America that controls the entire chocolate manufacturing process, from cocoa bean to finished product. This control over the manufacturing process, combined with Ghirardelli’s proprietary bean blend and unique methods of roasting and processing, ensures that you are rewarded with the highest quality and richest products.

KitchenAid is excited to be a sponsor of the 33rd Annual FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen, and is equally thrilled to showcase its recently-unveiled, professionally-inspired collection of major appliances. The new collection combines high performance with bold design elements that are at once iconic and fresh. The collection will be available in stainless steel, black, white and an elegant, first-of-its-kind black stainless steel finish. Find more information on the latest KitchenAid® major and small appliances at KitchenAid.com. And follow the Classic with the brand at Facebook.com/KitchenAid and Twitter.com/KitchenAidUSA.

Join us for two exciting seminars, "Bernstein's Bites" and "Discovering Your Inner Jou" hosted by Lexus, featuring the vibrant vision and the world of flavors of Lexus Culinary Master Michelle Bernstein with surprise pairings by Master Sommelier, Carlton McCoy. Chef Bernstein has championed Miami’s culinary scene with her hometown restaurants Michy’s, Seagrape, Crumb and newest concept, Cena. Stop by the Grand Tasting Tent to see the Instagram-inspired Lexus RC F vehicle, share your #TakeABite .gif video and immerse yourself in the Miami cabana culture with bites and sips that reflect Michelle’s soulful background.

Oceania Cruises, the leading cruise line for epicureans, is known for its unique and destination-rich itineraries that appeal to the seasoned traveler. Offering the finest cuisine at sea, elegant accommodations and exceptional personalized service, Oceania Cruises calls on more than 330 ports across Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South Pacific, Asia, Africa and the Americas. Offering destination-inspired cooking classes and Culinary Discovery Tours, guests with epicurean interests have the unique opportunity to explore in-depth the culinary traditions of the destinations visited. Celebrating his 80th birthday at the Food & Wine Classic, Jacques Pepin serves as Executive Culinary Director for Oceania Cruises.

The Patrón Spirits Company is back again for their 8th year as a proud sponsor of the FOOD & WINE Classic, showcasing the brand's commitment to quality and craftsmanship, brought to life through the art of artisanal tequila, mixology, cuisine, and innovative events. In the Grand Tasting Village at this year's event, Patrón will feature its newest line of highly acclaimed handmade tequilas, Roca Patrón, produced entirely from the traditional "tahona" method. And to further explain that process, and the art of tequila production, Patrón will host a Saturday afternoon seminar "Tequila Patrón Presents: Handcrafted – From Agave Fields to Craft Cocktails." For more information about Patrón tequilas and liqueurs, please visit www.patrontequila.com.

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.

At this year’s 33rd annual FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen, Wines from Spain will showcase the diversity of Spain’s unique varietals and four of Spain’s most renowned Wine Routes: Navarra, Cariñena, Rioja, and Jerez-Xérès-Sherry. The Spain tent will feature wines and a daily menu of delicious tapas. Spain’s diverse terroir and abundance of grape varietals produce wines that pair perfectly with a variety of foods. A trip through Spain is a veritable wonderland for epicureans. For more information, visit www.winesfromspainusa.com and www.spain.info/en/que-quieres/gastronomia/rutas-vino.