5th Annual Black Tie Fundraiser
On November 25, 2017, 100 Men Who Cook™ will host it’s annual Black Tie Fundraiser at the Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel at 6p. Gentlemen from throughout the community don their chef hats for the evening to serve their mouth-watering specialties.
The festive atmosphere will feature a Masquerade Ball theme this year. The gala and elegant atmosphere includes live entertainment, dancing, lots of food, and so much more. Extent your Thanksgiving weekend, get out of the kitchen — and let us serve you masterpiece dishes from our Gentlemen Chefs from the 5280.
100 Men Who Cook, Inc. is dedicated to supporting Denver’s youth by helping grassroots community nonprofit organizations that have a proven track record of making a positive and significant impact on youth in the community by raising operating capital to sustain their goals and objectives.
Your support, as a sponsor of The 100 Men Who Cook Black Tie Fundraiser will provide much needed resources to several community organizations. Our primary beneficiaries this year are the Jazz C.A.F.E.; Colorado Beautillion-Cotillion, Inc.; and Boy’s Day. Additionally, we support the activities of various community organizations that align with our mission throughout the year.
Jazz C.A.F.E. Fund
Amazing things happen when you bring together passionate committed people united in a mission to make a positive difference in the lives of young people. That is the root and foundation of the Jazz CAFÉ. They have been Cultivating a Future of Excellence while expanding the vision of the program designed to promote excellence in students through music and leadership development.
Boy’s Day Fund
Boys Day was founded in the summer of 2014 by Morrise Luckey, President of JCJ National Security Firm Inc. During our inaugural year, Boys Day successfully partnered with Colorado Parks and Wildlife and Denver Parks and Recreation to provide an opportunity to introduce inner-city boys enrolled in our program to wildlife and outdoor experiences right in their back yards.
(CBI/CCI) was established as a multi-cultural all-inclusive mentoring and recognition program designed to expose Colorado’s high school juniors and seniors to personal development experiences, cultural/social development activities and recognize unsung youth from various communities. The CO Beautillion-Cotillion, Inc. seeks to enhance high school juniors and seniors.
Before hitting the road with his homegrown brand of comedy, A-Train was co-host of the #1 drive-time local radio show in its market in Jacksonville, FL and also spent two and a half years as house emcee of Florida’s largest comedy room, The Comedy Club of Jacksonville. Host of the ultimate entertainment experience, A-TrainLive! with Comedian A-Train and Friends, he’s not done too shabbily for a career that was launched on a dare. A friend thought he should enter a local stand up competition to win the opportunity to open at the Times Union Center, Jacksonville, FL. Of all the competitors, A-Train was the only one not a comedy school graduate. Though family and friends declare he came out of the womb telling jokes, for him, it was winning the comedy showcase and competition and two weeks later hearing the roaring applause from the standing ovation of the sold out Times Union Center crowd that sealed the deal for him. He never wanted to be without that feeling. He’s been performing ever since.
Linda’s melodic and electrifying vocal and stage performance has mesmerized audiences of all ages. Her silky style and charisma continues to grab your heart, mind and soul. The Linda Styles Band is a versatile performance band doing anything from Jazz to R&B to Dance to Blues to Motown to Gospel. They can be high energy or easy listening to create the musical ambiance needed for corporate parties, events, concerts, festivals, etc. The Linda Styles Band performs original material as well as covers ranging from Aretha Franklin to Michael Buble to Mary Wells to Nancy Wilson. Linda has shared the stage with Dotsero, Hazel Miller, Ron Ivory & the MilesApart Band, Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes, The Temptation’s Review featuring Dennis Edwards, Jazz Saxophonist Kim Waters, Jazz Saxophonist Nelson Rangell, Jazz Saxophonist Donald Harrison, Atlantic Star, the Platters, the Drifters, the Coasters and Latin Jazz Pianist Eddie Palmieri. Don’t miss this great performance and prepared to be entertained while dancing the night away.
DJ Ktone is more than a deejay but not yet a legend. The Denver native with the easy demeanor and killer ear for good music has been deejaying since his early adolescence. Using his prowess and discipline, Ktone has grown into one of the most successful deejays out of Denver with national and international appeal.
Arguably one of the hardest working men in the game, Ktone is a two-time winner of Westword Newspaper’s Hip-hop DJ of the Year award. He maintains local thriving gigs all while cultivating a larger than life presence in The Bay Area, Dallas, and a plethora of other cities.
With a unique brand and style, Ktone has opened doors for countless artists and has helped break records all over the west coast. Pries, O.R.G Records artist BLK HRTS, Iamsu! Ty Dolla Sign, Cabby, Ray Reed among them.
Date & Time
Saturday, November 25, 2017
6:00p – 1:00a
We’re mixing it up at this year’s black tie fundraiser! Our official theme is a Masquerade Ball and our official color for this year is silver. Dress it up in your formal ware or explore your mysterious side and wear a mask.
Tickets can be purchased online at the bottom of this page. You can select your specific seat from the seating chart; however, the system will automatically assign you the best seat(s) in the house based on the stage area. You must be 21+ to purchase tickets to the 100 Men Who Cook™ Black Tie Fundraiser.
Hotel & Parking
Our Black Tie Fundraiser is hosted at the Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel located at:
3801 Quebec Street
Denver, CO 80207
The newly renovated Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel is offering a special rate of $86 per night, or enjoy their famous breakfast buffet for $96. Securing your room is a snap. Simply reserve your room online from the link below. The last day to book your discounted room is 11/15/17.
Check-in and Check-out
Check in: 3:00 PM
Check out: 11:00 AM
Denver International Airport – DEN
Hotel direction: 17 miles SW
This hotel does not provide shuttle service.
Parking spaces are available, courtesy of the Renaissance Hotel Denver. Onsite parking in attached garage with height clearance of 6 feet 8 inches.
Guest rooms Wireless
Public areas: Wireless
Meeting rooms: Wired , Wireless
THE JAZZ C.A.F.E.
The Jazz C.A.F.E. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. It is an innovative youth music program created to positively impact youth in the Denver metropolitan area, and is designed to not only offer youth an opportunity to master the music genre of jazz, but to gain valuable leadership skills.
Following students from grades 6 through 12, the Jazz C.A.F.E. is a very exciting venture bringing together entities that have a genuine concern for youth in our community.
Amazing things happen when you bring together passionate committed people united in a mission to make a positive difference in the lives of young people. That is the root and foundation of the Jazz CAFÉ. They have been Cultivating a Future of Excellence while expanding the vision of the program designed to promote excellence in students through music and leadership development. The collaborative effort of Norma Paige, Program Director, Jeffrey Young, Music Director and Tracey Grant, Education / Leadership Director introduced the program, which evolved into the non-profit organization. Thanks to the partnership and support of the 100 Men Who Cook, the program vision has expanded. The students are developing their music skills utilizing a mobile keyboard lab.
A recent graduate who participated in the summer program said, “I wish I had this program sooner.” That is the hope and desire of the Directors, to be able to positively impact the lives of young people as they are developing their own life’s vision and direction.
Boys Day was founded in the summer of 2014. During their inaugural year, Boys Day successfully partnered with Colorado Parks and Wildlife and Denver Parks and Recreation to provide an opportunity to introduce inner-city boys enrolled in their program to wildlife and outdoor experiences right in our own backyard.
The primary goal of the program is to provide boys an outlet from the fast paced, technologically advanced communities we live in by offering a gateway into experiential learning fuelled with fun, character building and leadership training. Boys Day is a summer mentorship program offered to inner-city African American boys ages 7-11 from June thru August.
Creating and providing young boys with mentoring and other activities during the summer months helps build character and a strong foundation into manhood.
COLORADO BEAUTILLION-COTILLION, INC.
(CBI/CCI) was established as a multi-cultural all-inclusive mentoring and recognition program designed to expose Colorado’s high school juniors and seniors to personal development experiences, cultural/social development activities and recognize unsung youth from various communities.
The Colorado Beautillion-Cotillion, Inc. seeks to enhance and advocate positive, productive, proactive and progressive characteristics in high school juniors and seniors. This intense six-month program was developed to supplement the traditional educational experiences of young men and women and to build upon their academic and social experiences. The program consist of interactive workshops, field trips, seminars, mentoring and a formal gala at the end of the academic school year formally presenting the young men and women to society.
Q. What is the nature of the 100 Men Who Cook™ Annual Event?
A. The focus of the 100 Men Who Cook annual fundraising event is to raise funds for our beneficiaries, and have a great time doing so.
Q. What’s the difference between Express and Regular Registration Check-In?
A. Express Registration Check-In allows attendees to simply bring their printed Eventbrite ticket or Eventbrite Mobile App to the Express Check-In lane for admittance. Regular Registration is reserved for attendees that either cannot print our their tickets or have purchased paper tickets from a 100 Men Who Cook representative.
Q. What’s this year’s signature color?
A. This year’s signature color is mushroom. Next year, our signature color is purple.
Q. What’s the dress attire?
A. Black-tie and Formal Wear. Our theme is a masquerade ball.
Q. Is my information confidential when purchasing tickets through Eventbrite?
A. Yes! The Eventbrite web-site is a secure site and no personal or payment information will be sold or provided to other sources. The Eventbrite system is PCI compliant.
Q. What if I can’t print my tickets from Eventbrite?
A. No worries! We can look up your name at Registration. Unfortunately, you will not be able to access the Express Registration line without your printed ticket or Eventbrite mobile application. You can access the Eventbrite mobile application for iPhones, iPads, and Android devices HERE >
Q. Can I pay for my ticket with a personal or company check?
A. Yes, most definitely. When registering online, make sure to select the “show other payment options” under the green “order now” button. Please allow 1-2 weeks for processing. If we have not received your personal or business check in 3 days, your ticket will be released to the general audience for purchase. In the event you loose your seat(s) or table because you didn’t send your payment in time, you can still purchase your tickets online or resubmit another check.
Q. What are the parking options?
A. Covered parking spaces available courtesy of Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel.
Q. Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
A. For more information about 100 Men Who Cook or our annual fundraiser, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. For tickets, please email our Ticketing Dept., or call them at 1-800-998-5984 ext. 109.
Q. Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
A. Please bring your printed ticket, online Eventbrite ticket sold to you by a representative, or using Eventbrite on your mobile device. In the event you cannot print out your Eventbrite ticket, we can look up your ticket at Registration. No tickets will be sold at the event.
Q. What is the refund policy?
A. All ticket sales are final.
Q. Is either form of ticket transferable?
A. Yes, please contact our Ticketing Department at 800.998-5984 x 109 or send them an EMAIL.
Q. What’s the minimum legal age to attend the Black Tie Fundraiser?
A. Attendees must be 21 years of age or older.