Yesterday we were at the Great Chef’s Event, giving out complimentary espresso drinks and Pure Black to chefs and guests who came for this annual event. We heard from Alex’s Lemonade’s twitter that there were over 1 million raised to fund Alex’s Lemonade Stand as well as Vetri Foundation for Children. We were happy to be a part of this amazing event and keeping the chefs awake after a full-day of madness as well as sobering up some guests after the delicious cocktails, wine and beers from the vendors.We also got a chance to try some of their food which you can see in the slideshow below.

Here’s the official thank you letter from Alex’s Lemonade Stand (click link for the rest of the letter):

“Thank you to everyone who supported the 2012 Great Chefs Event on June 12 helping Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and the Vetri Foundation for Children raise significant funds for kids in need! More than 1,200 guests attended the sold out event featuring tastings of signature dishes from renowned chefs and mixologists across the country, who all assembled in Philadelphia to donate their time and talent.

Despite downpours outside, inside there was an outpouring of generosity within the spacious and chic venue – Urban Outfitters Headquarters in the Philadelphia Navy Yard. Bighearted guests entered into bidding wars for exclusive live auction items including the highest grossing item of the night – a trip for 6 to Piemonte, Italy with award-winning chefs Marc Vetri and Jeff Michaud that went for $35,000! Additionally, throughout the evening guests electronically bid on fantastic silent auction items contributing to the fun and philanthropic atmosphere.”

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