Park City – The highly-acclaimed dinner series ChefDance returned to the Sundance Film Festival for its 11th year, announcing El Tesoro® Tequila and SUJA Juice as partners for 2014. ChefDance was sponsored by El Tesoro, one of the last handmade tequilas in the world, SUJA Juice and United Airlines brought the country’s finest chefs together with the festival’s acclaimed films and actors, hosting lavish nightly dinners at 427 Main Street, with crafted specialty cocktails and pairing for each night’s menu by El Tesoro and SUJA Juice. United Airlines provided travel for the noted chefs showcasing their culinary skills.
Guests were treated to Sunrider® Specialty Teas and Herbal Beverages which are made of the purest, self manufactured and highly concentrated extracts and herbal ingredients. To pair with the chefs’ courses, Apothic Wines offered its portfolio of blended wines with its signature bold, unexpected flavors. Marimekko provided the colorful home interiors and Qirra Sound took care of the beats and sound experience for the evening. Specialty cocktails were perfectly concocted with El Tesoro Platinum Tequila, beer provided by Stella Artois, water by Aqua Hydrate, SUJA Juice provided organic, cold-pressured juices and Luxardo Maraschino cherries added the finishing touch to cocktails and select dishes.
Celebs in attendance included Kristen Stewart, Elijah Wood, Rainn Wilson, Kate Flannery, Joe Mangianello, Katherine Keener, Adrian Grenier, Anna Kendrick, Christopher Abbot, Noah Silver, and Morgan Saylor.
Each evening, a renowned celebrity chef created gourmet cuisine for the notable guests, which included the cast and crews of the festival’s top films. The 2014 chef roster was as robust as ever, including Brooke Williamson (Bravo’s “Top Chef”) and Chef Tiffany Derry (Bravo’s“Top Chef”), Chef Angelo Sosa (Bravo’s“Top Chef”), Chef Kevin Sbraga (Bravo’s “Top Chef” Season 7 Winner), Chef Giorgio Rapicavoli(Eating House Miami), Chef Pascal Lorange (Fig & Olive Restaurant) and Chef Brian Malarkey.
ChefDance founders, LA couple Kenny Griswold and Mimi Kim, created the first inaugural ChefDance in 2004 to provide the perfect marriage of fine food and film. A ChefDance invitation has become the most coveted ticket of the festival.