“There is an incredible willingness to share knowledge amongst our members, and the programming has given our managers a valuable resource to further their education and ultimately grow. I wish this organization existed when we were starting out 20 years ago, as so many answers are now right at your fingertips.” -Josh Wolkon, Secret Sauce Food & Beverage

Member Benefits

community

Community

Connection to a community of restaurant owners, chefs, and managers committed to advancing our dining scene through collaboration.



education

Education

Learn from industry experts at EatDenver’s monthly meetings, which have included appearances from experts such as Governor Hickenlooper and the founder of New Belgium, as well as access to our quarterly Hospitality Leadership course at Metropolitan State University.



support

Support

Easily communicate with more than 400 peers through the members-only email group.



benefits

Benefits

Save money with group discounts to businesses such as OpenTable, Mountain View Family Dental, Employers Insurance, 5280 Magazine, Sirvo, Cascade Centers, and Alpine Waste & Recycling.



play

Play

Participate in The Big Eat (July) and Harvest Week (October), both of which are two of Denver’s most successful annual dining events.



Annual Events & Programs


Dining Deck

EatDenver Dining Deck

Each year, 52 local restaurants participate in the EatDenver Dining Deck, which offers community members $10 off $25 or more on food purchases made at your restaurant. The Deck is EatDenver’s biggest fundraising effort and a fun marketing tool for member restaurants.

The Big Eat

The Big Eat

This summer crowd-pleaser has sold out every year since its kick-off in 2011. More than 60 restaurants participate in this grand tasting and celebration of independent dining under the twinkling lights of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.



Harvest Week

Harvest Week

More than 50 restaurants and 10 local spirits companies participate in this week-long celebration of Colorado’s harvest at The GrowHaus, a nonprofit urban farm. Each night, six restaurants collaborate on a family-style community meal.

Colorado B2B Farmer's Market

Colorado B2B Farmer’s Market

Our annual Business-to-Business Farmers Market is the first of its kind, an opportunity for food and farm businesses to meet and create new business relationships in a no-frills environment with no cost to attend.





How to Make it Happen

Criteria

We strive to be inclusive, but we do require that you meet our criteria. To become a member, your restaurant must:

  • Be locally owned and operated
  • Have no more than seven locations of the same brand (by the same name) at the time of joining
  • Not have any franchises

  • Have food as an element of your restaurant
  • Participate in one or more of the following events/programs: The Big Eat, Harvest Week, or the Dining Deck


Annual Membership Cost

 

1 Restaurant $300

 

 

2–4 Restaurants $200 for each additional

 

 

5+ Restaurants $100 for each additional
For restaurants with the same name (at time of joining).