Serving Up a Whole Lotta Hope

Last Tuesday, 13 Colorado hospitality organizations from the Meetings Industry of Colorado (MIC) joined forces again for the 19th Annual Serving Up Hope (SUH) Luncheon to raise more than $22,000 for FBR!  This is a favorite of ours every year.  The food is fabulous and a tremendous amount of work goes into this successful luncheon event!

The SUH Luncheon includes a chef’s competition in four categories. This year’s winners are:

Best Appetizer – The Palm
Best Entree – Renaissance Denver Hotel
Best Dessert – Landry’s Downtown Partnership
Best Presentation – Zink Bar & Patio at the Hilton Garden Inn

During the event, the Annual Serving Up Hope Awards are given to industry organizations that contribute the most food and cash during the Food Drive Competition. The 2012 award for the MIC organization with more than 200 members was awarded to the MPI Rocky Mountain Chapter who collected 9.85 pounds of food per member. The award for the MIC organization with less than 200 members was awarded to Christian Meetings & Conventions Association who collected 95.31 pounds of food per member. In total, an astounding 23,231.5 pounds of food were donated!  The awards given to all the winners are modeled off a drawing done by a child in one of FBR’s Kids Cafe programs.  This year’s winner was 10 year old Deante Smith who was able to attend and be honored for his contribution.  Way to go Deante!

Many many thanks to all those who make this event possible each and every year!  Click here for pictures of Serving Up Hope. Thank you to Gaston Photography!


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