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2nd Annual Aspen BBQ Cook-Off Benefit

Join us for a BBQ competition and community fundraiser featuring talented chefs from Aspen’s top restaurants and live music from the Poser Band. Each chef will showcase their best BBQ and let you be the judge. Admission includes food, drinks and dancing. All proceeds benefit Aspen Homeless Shelter, Lift Up, Stepping Stones, & Feed My Sheep. Silent auction items will open online for bidding on Friday, September 1.

PURCHASE TICKETS
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Please note: kids 5 and under are free

Competing Chefs:
Chef Keith Theodore | The Little Nell – Wagyu Brisket
Chefs Jim Butchart & Andrew Helsey | Aspen Skiing Company (reigning champions) – Yardbird
Chef Chris Randall | The Limelight Hotel – Brisket
Chef Ryan Vinviguerra | Slow Groovin’ BBQ – Glazed Spareribs
Chef Will Nolan | Eight K – Cajun Duck
Chef Chris Lanter | Home Team BBQ – Fried St. Louis Ribs
Chef Anthony Harroun | Ajax Tavern – Wagyu Brisket
Chef Jase Havron | Sundeck – Short Ribs
Chef Rob Itner | Rustique Bistro – Hawaiian BBQ Short Ribs
Chef Jeff Casagrande | BB’s – Pork Belly
Chef Emil David | Aspen Kitchen – Lamb Ribs

CONTACT
970.920.4600

THE GREAT CHICKEN WING THROWDOWN

THURSDAY, MARCH 23 | 5 PM – 9 PM
SUNDECK ATOP ASPEN MOUNTAIN | $100++

Join us for an evening of dinner, dancing and fundraising at the Sundeck. Aspen chefs will compete for the best chicken wings in town. Entertainment provided by Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe and DJ Dylan. Silent and live auctions items will be up for grabs. All proceeds benefit The Aspen Homeless ShelterFeed My SheepLift-Up and Stepping Stones.
      
EARLY BIRD PRICING EXTENDED – PURCHASE TICKETS NOW!

Thank you to our partners:

THE LITTLE NELL TREE LIGHTING

4TH ANNUAL TREE LIGHTING @ THE LITTLE NELL
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11 | 5 PM – 6 PM | COMPLIMENTARY

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Gather together to usher in the holiday season with the 4th annual Tree Lighting Celebration at The Little Nell. This family-friendly event is open to all guests and community members. Enjoy complimentary refreshments, carolers and photos with Santa Claus. A full cookie buffet from the pastry kitchen will be offered along with The Nell’s famous hot cocoa (which can be “supercharged” with your choice of liqueurs from our cash bar). We’ll also accept socks and operating fund donations for the Aspen Homeless Shelter. Please join us in lighting two trees and ushering in the holiday season.

GET EXTRA DISCOUNT WHEN YOU HELP

Winter Coat & Sleeping Bag Drive @ 

at the Mountain
benefits the Aspen Homeless Shelter
NOW receive 25% off
NOW – November 19

 

The response to our announcement of our partnership with J.CREW to collect

  • gently used coat(s) 
  • sleeping bag(s) 
  • donations to the Aspen Homeless Shelter

has been so strong and so positive that J.CREW offered to increase its discount from 20% off your total purchase to 25% off! 

Thank you J.CREW!
As the Aspen nights get longer and colder, homeless men and women need our help the most. Aspen knows how to support a worthy cause, and the Aspen Homeless Shelter is very grateful for the support we have received over the years.

With the need on the rise this year we hope you reach deep this holiday season and share your precious resources with those who are less fortunate!

Please make a donation now for the upcoming winter season!

With sincere gratitude,
Dr. Vince Savage, Executive Director, Aspen Homeless Shelter

WINTER COAT DRIVE

AT THE MOUNTAIN, 205 S MILL STREET
benefits Aspen Homeless Shelter
participants receive 20% off
November 13-19 

We are looking to the upcoming holiday season with much gratitude including our newly forged partnership with J. Crew at the Mountain to provide much needed winter coats and operating funds for the upcoming winter season to help local homeless men and women make it through the coldest months.

The DEAL
Bring in your gently worn coat(s) or make a donation to the Aspen Homeless Shelter’s fund raising drive and receive 20% off your total purchase. All coats and contributions will go directly to the Aspen Homeless Shelter.

The Shelter operates on a bare-bones budget, relying on in-kind donations (such as coats) as well as monetary donations for general operating expenses. With partnerships such as these, we are able to raise awareness about homelessness right here in Aspen as well as provide the crucial basics to the most vulnerable members of our community.

Are there REALLY homeless people in Aspen?
In short…YES! Believe it or not, there are over 150 unique individuals we serve per year. We received nearly 8,500 visits last year from homeless individuals for meals, showers, laundry, job searches, general assistance and overnight stays. This year we see the numbers rising! AHS offers a Day Center 365 days a year and the overnight shelter operates during the coldest months of the year.

Who are they?
Most of our clients are locals, born in Aspen Valley Hospital, graduated from Aspen High School, or people who have lived here for decades and fallen on hard times. Each person that is cared for saves our community important resources in unnecessary emergency room visits, law enforcement interventions, and other emergency measures.

The Aspen community knows how to rally and support a cause and the Homeless Shelter is very grateful for the support we have received over the years. We hope you reach deep this holiday season and share your precious resources with those who are less fortunate!

With deep gratitude,
Dr. Vince Savage, Executive Director, Aspen Homeless Shelter

ASPEN BBQ COOK-OFF

A BENEFIT FOR THE ASPEN HOMELESS SHELTER
THURSDAY, AUGUST 25 | 6 PM | $95++ |
AJAX TAVERN PATIO

 

Join us for a BBQ competition and community fundraiser featuring talented chefs from Aspen’s top restaurants. Each chef will showcase their best BBQ and let you be the judge. Admission includes food, drinks and dancing. As a benefit for the Aspen Homeless Shelter, all profits and live and silent auction proceeds will go directly to the organization. View full menu.

Meet The BBQ Cook-Off Chefs:
Chefs Jim Butchart & Andrew Helsley – Aspen Skiing Company Lamb
Chef Keith Theodore – element 47 – Bison
Chef JD Baldridge – Ajax Tavern – Pork
Chef Rob Zack – Hotel Jerome – Beef
Chef Jeff Casagrande – bb’s – Pork
Chef Barclay Dodge – Bosq – Duck
Chef Taylor Wolters – Rustique – Pork
Chef Will Nolan – Eight K – Pork
Chef Jake Burkhardt – Aspen Kitchen – Lamb

Private tables for $5000++ are available for up to 8 people, including wine, family style dinner service and tableside visits from the participating chefs. Purchase your tickets now.

 

The Aspen Homeless Shelter’s mission is to keep people alive, safe and fed while they are homeless. Each person that is cared for saves our community important resources in unnecessary emergency room visits, law enforcement interventions, and other emergency measures. Year-round, AHS offers a day center with amenities most take for granted, such as showers, phones and food, and also provides job counseling and case management.

A BENEFIT FOR THE ASPEN HOMELESS SHELTER

BIJU’S LITTLE CURRY SHOP GUEST CHEF DINNER

A BENEFIT FOR THE ASPEN HOMELESS SHELTER

DONATIONS OF ANY AMOUNT ENCOURAGED

SATURDAY, MAY 14 | 6 PM – 9 PM | $47++

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Back by popular demand, Biju’s Little Curry Shop, based in Denver and Boulder, will take over element 47 once again for a special, one-night only dinner. Chef Biju Thomas, founder & owner, will prepare a custom 3-course menu featuring authentic Indian food. The inspiration for his menu stems from the food he grew up eating in Kerala, India and his passion for competitive cycling. He noticed that many cyclists and other endurance athletes relied on packaged foods for energy, and weren’t receiving enough nutrition. He then dedicated himself to cooking fresh meals for professional athletes, using only local ingredients. Biju wanted to share his energizing cuisine with his community, which led to the conception of the Little Curry Shop.

aspen homeless shelter donationsDonations will be accepted – via cash or check – during the dinner for the Aspen Homeless Shelter. Your donation will provide meals, shelter, laundry, showers and job hunting assistance to community members in need. The Aspen Homeless Shelter’s mission is to keep people alive, safe and fed while they    are homeless by helping them access resources to meet their needs, and assist in the transition to stability and self-reliance.


For additional details and reservations, please contact element 47 at 970.920.6330 or element47@thelittlenell.com.