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Affair: ChefDance at Sundance Film Festival

When: Friday, January 25- Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Hot Spot: Park City, UT

Deets: ChefDance returns to Park City during the Sundance Film Festival for its 16th year of culinary celebration. Five nights of decadent eats, courtesy of the world’s most skilled chefs, live performances, notable company, as well as the most prominent films. This year, ChefDance has collaborated with Postmates, Sysco, Beam Suntory, Proud Source Water, Cisco, Antica Wine, Shiseido, NUGL, Game Loft, as well as Future Generations Now and Operation Smile as the official charity.

In 2004, ChefDance founders and LA couple, Kenny Griswold and Mimi Kim, launched the first ChefDance to provide the perfect marriage of fine food and film. Today, ChefDance is one of the most highly acclaimed culinary event series bringing the country’s best chefs together during the Sundance Film Festival’s most acclaimed actors by hosting lavish dinners paired with specialty cocktails.

Sundance Film Festival takes place every year in Park City, Utah. The festival has grown into one of the world’s most prestigious film festivals and has emerged as a focal point for the entertainment industry, as well as film enthusiasts around the globe. Last year’s festival attracted over 70,000 people, and reached millions more worldwide through extensive media coverage.

ChefDance events are held in the Memorial Building located at 427 Main Street in Park City on January 25th through January 29th. Rooted in the principle of “Inviting Great”, ChefDance welcomes celebrated guests, companies, and chefs to indulge in fine food and culture, alongside film enthusiasts in an exclusive setting that promises great experiences, great connections, and unforgettably great moments. A ChefDance invitation has become the most coveted ticket during the Sundance Film Festival.

Each evening, a world-renowned celebrity chef will create a gourmet menu for a diverse group of guests, which includes the cast and crews of the festival’s top films. With the 2019 Chef roster as robust as ever, guests have the privilege of basking in the creations of Chef Casey Lane (Viale Di Romani, West Hollywood), Chef Jessica Koslow (Sqirl, Los Angeles), Chef Paul Qui (James Beard Winner, Winner of Top Chef Season 9), and Chef Shaun O’Neale (Master Chef Season 7).

In addition, ChefDance and Postmates have joined forces to present their “Eco Friends Dinner”, featuring an exclusive screening of National Geographic’s Okavango Wilderness Project with Producer Amy Berg, complimenting the curated plates of Viale Dei Romani’sCasey Lane. In collaboration with Sysco, ChefDance presents the “Phenomenal Women Dinner in Entertainment, Technology, and Philanthropy” Saturday evening alongside Sqirl chef Jessica Koslow, as well as a Live Garfield performance. Sunday will spotlight Chef Paul Qui, James Beard Winner, and Winner of Top Chef Season 9 Houston, as well as keynote speaker, and founder of Future Generations Now, Skyler Griswold, followed by a special guest performance by Feist. Master Chef Shaun O’Neele will also join in the celebration of Food, Film, and Music, Monday evening. Tuesday Evening will celebrate the evolution and history of Hip Hop, featuring an exclusive performance by the world-famous Wu-Tang Clan to close out the 16th annual ChefDance. Future Generations Now will serve as the official charity partner for ChefDance 2019. The charity provides global services and creates a positive environment for future generations to implement social impact in communities.



Eco-Friends Dinner with The Okavango Wilderness Project
(7:00 -8:00PM Cocktail Reception, 8 - 10:30PM Dinner)
- Chef: Chef Casey Lane, (Viale Di Romani and Tasting Kitchen, Los Angeles)


Phenomenal Women in Entertainment, Technology, Philanthropy Dinner
(7:00 -8:00PM Cocktail Reception, 8 - 10:30PM Dinner)
- Chef Jessica Koslow, (Sqirl, Los Angeles)


Future Generations Now Charity Dinner with Skyler Griswold
(7:00 -8:00PM Cocktail Reception, 8 - 10:30PM Dinner)
- Chef Paul Qui, (James Beard Winner, Winner of Top Chef Season 9 Houston)


Celebration of Film, Food and Music
(7:00 -8:00PM Cocktail Reception, 8 - 10:30PM Dinner)- Chef Shaun O’Neale (Winner of Master Chef Season 7)


ChefDance Social Presents Celebration of Hip Hop History
(10:00PM – 2:00AM) 

Exclusive Performance by Wu-Tang Clan

Postmates is transforming the way goods move around cities by enabling anyone to have anything delivered on-demand. Our revolutionary Urban Logistics platform connects customers with local couriers who can deliver anything from any store or restaurant in minutes. We empower communities to shop local with no waiting and empower businesses through our API to offer delivery. Visit:

SYSCO assists foodservice operators in providing consumers with solutions for meals consumed away from home, many solid customer relationships have been nurtured along the way, countless dining trends and meal alternatives have evolved, and today the decision to consume meals prepared away from home is as much necessity as choice. SYSCO includes not only the ingredients needed to prepare meals, but also numerous ancillary preparation and serving items. As a result, SYSCO can make a difference in its customers' lives and the success of their businesses. Visit:

Beam Suntory is Crafting the Spirits that Stir the World. Rooted in two centuries of family heritage, Beam Suntory has evolved into one of the world's leading premium spirits companies where each employee is trusted with a legacy. With our greatest assets – our brands and our people – we're driving growth through impactful marketing, innovation and entrepreneurial spirit. Visit:

At Proud, we feel responsible for taking care of our planet. Everything we do, we do at the highest standard. Making decisions based on what is best for mother earth. We feel very proud to offer America’s most sustainable packaging. Simply put, our source of pride is in doing what is right. This aluminum bottle containing pristine rocky mountain spring water is more than a truly sustainable, infinitely recyclable bottle. It is our belief that we can and we will do better. Visit:  

Cisco systems INC. Is the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet. Today, Cisco solutions are the networking foundations for service providers, small to medium business and enterprise customers which includes corporations, government agencies, utilities and educational institutions. Cisco's networking solutions connect people, computing devices and computer networks, allowing people to access or transfer information without regard to differences in time, place or type of computer system. Not only does 85 percent of Internet traffic travel across Cisco's systems, we also use the Internet to run our own business online, from product orders and inventory management through to staff communications and travel expenses. Visit:

The Antinori’s family’s 26 generations of winemaking history has long been synonymous with the famed winegrowing regions of Tuscany and Umbria. Today, their wines are among the most recognized and highly rated of Italy. But the Marchese Piero Antinori and his daughters, Albiera, Allegra and Alessia, are also known for seeking out the undiscovered potential of specific wine regions while staying true to the tradition, culture and taste of Antinori wines. Visit:

For over 145 years, Shiseido has defined the concept of beauty and spread its knowledge and power onto the world. At Shiseido, beauty is not an image, it is a feeling and when it is shared, we imagine a world that is, quite simply put, better. We appreciate beauty in diversity and throughout all of humankind. We realize there is still unpleasantness to be found, so we see beauty as an antidote, a place to retreat, a feeling worth sharing – we believe beauty is the unifying source. Visit:

is the one-stop shop for all things cannabis, connecting consumers and companies with the best of the best in cannabis. Whether you’re interested in finding local cannabis businesses, discovering new growers and vendors, reading the latest cannabis news, or just sharing your enthusiasm and making new friends, NUGL has you covered! At its cannabis core, NUGL’s mission is to promote awareness, growth and positive change within the cannabis community. Visit:

true pioneer, Gameloft was one of the first companies in the world to develop games for Java- and Brew-enabled handsets and quickly created a large lineup of games for their users, including impressive mobile adaptations of console games such as Prince of Persia and Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell. Gameloft also had the largest portfolio of games under prestigious licenses such as Mission Impossible 3, Shrek 3, King Kong or Lost, Desperate Housewives, and Heroes, which were some of the most watched television series in the world. Also, for the first time in the history of mobile gaming, licensed titles were adapted to each country, such as Endemol’s Deal or No Deal and 1 vs. 100. Visit:

Future Generations Now (FGN) is a community and central hub to other charitable organizations. We help raise awareness and collaborate on experiential excursions to provide services globally, and initiate projects locally to raise funds. Our vision is to build a community of future generations that will participate in projects and experiences that result in positive social impact on education, children and the environment. Visit:

Operation Smile is an international medical charity that has provided hundreds of thousands of free surgeries for children and young adults in developing countries who are born with cleft lip, cleft palate or other dental and facial conditions. It is one of the oldest and largest volunteer-based organizations dedicated to improving the health and lives of children worldwide through access to surgical care. Since 1982, Operation Smile has developed expertise in mobilizing volunteer medical teams to conduct surgical missions in resource-poor environments while adhering to the highest standards of care and safety. Visit:

Who You May Spot: Chef Casey Lane, Chef Paul Qui, Chef Jessica Koslow, Chef Shaun O’Neale, Wu-Tang Clan 

Hint For The Average Socialite: This is strictly invite only.
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Earlier Event: January 24
Later Event: January 28