One to One Mentoring Hosts “Top Chef”

One to One Mentoring Hosts “Top Chef”

Click here for tickets to the 2016 Top Chef Competition, Featuring the Taste of Telluride. Event is Friday, August 12 at The Peaks or call 970-708-0885.

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Research has shown that the single most important factor in a child’s success is his or her connection to a caring adult. One to One San Miguel Mentoring Program targets at-risk youth in Telluride, Mountain Village, Norwood, Naturita, and Nucla, pairing them with mentors who help guide their social, emotional, and academic development.

One to One was formed in 1993 by Telluride locals (and still-standing board members) John Mansfield and Allen Gerstle. John was the Juvenile Diversion Officer and Allen was the Director of Social Services. In dealing with children and families in crisis, the two saw a need for a mentoring organization in the community. One to One began as a branch of Delta-Montrose Partners, and later worked under the umbrella of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of La Plata County. In 1999, the Board of Directors created the independent mentoring organization.

Starting with only 35 children, One to One has since served hundreds of youth in San Miguel County through a variety of enrichment programs tailored to address a diverse array of needs, plus offering scholarships.

One to One San Miguel Mentoring Program announces its 7th annual fundraiser, Top Chef & Taste of Telluride. The event takes place Friday, August 12, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Peaks Resort & Spa, Mountain Village.  The event is made possible by the generous title sponsor, Alpine Bank.

The evening takes guests on a culinary tour of the area as wines, beers and bites from regional wineries, breweries, distilleries, and restaurants present their finest selections.

Watch local chefs go toe to toe – or toque to toque – in the heated showdown known as the TOP CHEF Competition.

The evening’s festivities also feature a silent auction with goods and services from generous donors and supporters.

Telluride Top Chef draws an audience of restaurant-goers, connoisseurs, wine lovers, locals, second-homeowners, and visitors, everyone in support of the cause.

All proceeds from the event benefit One to One San Miguel Mentoring, again, the only nonprofit addressing the needs of at-risk young people in San Miguel County.


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