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Heritage Fire Announces Chef and Resturant Lineup in Snowmass

America’s beloved live-fire, open-air culinary experience, Heritage Fire, returns on Saturday, July 29, with an impressive list of Colorado-based chefs and restaurants who will take guests on a delectable journey in one of the state’s most picturesque mountain towns: Snowmass Village, Colo. Attendees will enjoy a diverse array of heritage and heirloom foods, such as beef, whole pigs, lamb, goat, squab, rabbit, duck, fish, chicken, oysters and locally grown vegetables, paired with free-flowing beverages and stunning mountain views.

Heritage Fire will showcase more than 20 notable chefs, each grilling heritage-breed animals and preparing globally inspired dishes en plein air against a Rocky Mountain backdrop. The lineup of participating chefs includes Megan Thomas of Aspen Dreamery, Cody Rydin of Aspen Skiing Company Mountain Dining, Bill Sauer of Aurum Food & Wine Aspen/Snowmass, Will Nolan of Black Salt Hospitality, Robbie Reyes of Breckenridge Distillery Restaurant, Scott Hybbeneth of Carboy Winery, Ashley Jenkin of Charlee’s Comfort Kitchen, Mark Burrows of Cocoa Club by Pollinator Chocolate, Matt Kennedy of Foraged and Farmed Catering, Chris Teigland of Glo Noodle House, Troy Guard and Adam Vero of Guard and Grace, Johnny Curiel of La Molina, Michael Dunning of Mizuna, Erin Shepherd of Sugarland Farm and Provisions, Julio Gaspar of Teocalli Cocina, Oscar Padilla of The Gaucho Parrilla, Eddie Chimal of Venga Venga, and Jason DeBacker of The Edge Restaurant/Timberline.

A favorite event tradition, guests will get to vote for “Best Bite of the Day,” and the winner will be crowned the title of Heritage Hero.

Produced by a21, the event aims to provide education to consumers and create an experience that guests can sink their teeth into: honest food from real farmers.

“We are so excited to return to Snowmass this year,” said Brett Friedman, Partner & CEO of a21, the largest culinary event agency in the country. “Our lineup of talented local chefs from around the state promises to deliver an unforgettable, live-fire culinary experience. This year’s celebration will feature returning favorites from previous years alongside new and unique participants, all offering creative bites and mouth-watering flavors.”

In addition to one-of-a-kind, live-fire culinary creations, food dishes are paired with wines from partners including Brave Cellars, Poggio Costa and San Simeon Wines as well as brews from Fat Tire Ale. Guests will also be able to quench their thirst with LaCroix sparking water and Icelandic Glacial natural still water.

For an in-depth look at the Heritage Fire event, and to purchase tickets inclusive of food and beverages, visit

Official Host:

Snowmass Base Village, Snowmass Village, Colorado


Saturday, July 29, 2023


4 p.m. for VIP entry | 4:45 p.m. for General Admission

VIP Access: $175 

Guests can enjoy a sneak peek of the culinary creations with the VIP experience — an extra 45 minutes to get up close with the chefs, winemakers and farmers who make it all happen. Chefs will serve one special dish to entice VIP palates, while professional bartenders and sommeliers bring their best with specialty cocktails and reserve wines.

General Admission: $125

Guests will feast on responsibly-raised heritage breed animals cooked over live fires, a perfect setting of ethically sourced food, and a variety of beverages from local craft breweries and wineries — all created by some of the nation’s most forward-thinking food and drink leaders.

This year, Heritage Fire is honored to partner with the Southern Food & Beverage Museum – a nonprofit educational and cultural organization based in New Orleans dedicated to the discovery, understanding and celebration of food, drink and its related culture and folklife in America and the world – to which a portion of the event’s ticket sales will be donated in support.

“We are thrilled to welcome back this one-of-a-kind culinary experience dedicated to promoting the talents of local chefs and restaurantuers,” said Rose Abello, Tourism Director, Snowmass Tourism. “Heritage Fire has become a favorite community event for locals and visitors alike. There’s nothing better than enjoying delicious food and refreshing beverages among Snowmass’ beautiful scenery!”

Please note:

Attendees must be 21 years of age or older. All ticket sales are final. This is a rain or shine event!

About Heritage Fire:

Established in 2010 in Napa Valley, Heritage Fire is a live-fire culinary event that celebrates pasture diversity and local family farms. Touring fourteen cities across the United States, this one-of-a-kind outdoor bacchanal shines a gastronomic spotlight on the hard-working people who are raising heritage-breed animals and sustainable produce. The wood-fired feast will feature more than 30 prominent chefs, farmers, sommeliers, distillers, brewers and barkeeps all working in tandem for an unforgettable tasting experience. From locally produced fruits and vegetables to heritage breed beef, pork, fish, and rabbit prepared by the top chefs in the country over open flames, there’s something for everyone at Heritage Fire. After indulging in each dish, attendees have the opportunity to vote for the ‘Best Bite of the Day’, resulting in one chef being crowned the Heritage Hero of their city. The all-inclusive tasting experience features a bevy of wines, craft cocktails, and beers. For more information on the Nation’s Hottest Competition, visit  

About Snowmass Village, Colorado:

A renowned winter playground and vibrant summer community just 9 miles from Aspen, Snowmass consistently ranks as one of the best winter ski areas and summer mountain biking destinations in the world. Ski Magazine named Aspen Snowmass the no. 1 “resort of the year” in the West in 2020, and Snowmass, along with the rest of the Roaring Fork Valley, is the first IMBA (International Mountain Biking Association) Gold-Level Ride Center™ in Colorado, only the 5th in United States, and the 7th in the world. Snowmass offers guests incredible views of mountain vistas, in addition to 2.8 million adjacent acres of wilderness, open for activities and exploration. Snowmass is home to 30+ restaurants, 95 percent slopeside lodging, shopping, unique special events and music – all year round. For more information and a complete calendar of events and activities, please visit  


a21 is a dynamic, full-service event and marketing agency, specializing in event production and management, corporate sales and fulfillment, brand activations, and experiences. Founded in 2006, the agency is headquartered in Miami with representation in New York, Atlanta, Houston, and Dallas. a21’s portfolio includes nationally recognized culinary events and festivals across the country ranging from the Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach & New York Food & Wine Festivals, Atlanta Food & Wine Festival, Heritage Fire Tour, Whiskies of the World Tour and more.