Top Chef Competition & Taste of Telluride, A Benefit for One to One, 8/10

Top Chef Competition & Taste of Telluride, A Benefit for One to One, 8/10

The 9th annual Top Chef Competition & Taste of Telluride is a benefit for Telluride’s One to One Mentoring Program. The fundraiser takes place Friday, August 10, 5:30 – 9 p.m., at The Peaks Resort in Mountain Village. Tickets are $75  for general admission. Click here or call 970-728-0885. The event is sponsored by Alpine Bank, The Peaks Resort and the Telluride Mountain Village Owners Association. 

Please scroll down to check out some of the extraordinary auction items featured at the event. Bid here in advance:


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. The mission of the nonprofit is to empower youth in San Miguel County to achieve their social, emotional and academic potential through professionally supported mentor relationships.

One to One was formed in 1993 by Telluride locals John Mansfield and Allen Gerstle.

Mansfield was the Juvenile Diversion Officer and Gerstle was Director of Social Services. In dealing with children and families in crisis, the two saw the need for a mentoring organization in the greater Telluride 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 an 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.

Telluride’s One to One San Miguel Mentoring Program announces its 9th annual fundraiser, “Top Chef” and Taste of Telluride. The event takes place Friday, August 10, 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Peaks Resort & Spa, Mountain Village.  

Telluride “Top Chef” draws an audience of foodies, wine lovers, locals, second-homeowners and visitors, who all show up in support of the cause. The evening takes attendees on a culinary tour of the area, focusing on regional wineries, breweries, distilleries and restaurants, all of whom bring their best game and take pride in presenting their finest selections.

Watch local chefs go toe to toe – or toque to toque – in a heated showdown.


Festivities also include a silent auction featuring goods and services from generous donors and supporters.

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. The goal is to empower, in all good ways, the youth the nonprofit serves.


Top Chef, One to One, Auction Preview:

One to One and its Top Chef event are proud to offer two exclusive golf packages this year.

Once in a Lifetime Masters Package for Two

Package Includes:

2 Masters Badges to the Masters Championship round on April 14, 2019, in Augusta, GA
2 Hospitality Passes at the Northwood Club, or similar, on Championship Day
Round trip chauffeured town car for (2) between Atlanta & Augusta on Championship Day
3-night double occupancy hotel accommodations in The Ritz Carlton, Atlanta, from April 12–15, 2019
Roundtrip Economy Class Airfare for 2 between two major airports within the 48 contiguous United States
Concierge service to assist you in planning this exciting experience
Starting Bid: $12,700
Value: $23,000

Birthplace of Golf Fairmont St.Andrews, Fife, Scotland

The 520-acre, five-star Fairmont St. Andrews resort encapsulates luxury, elegance and truly breathtaking surroundings in St. Andrews, the Birthplace of Golf.

The Fairmont St. Andrews prides itself with an array of fabulous facilities – two championship golf courses, The Kittocks and The Torrance, excellent dining experiences for every palette, 209 spacious luxury guestrooms, and the sumptuous Signature Spa – all provide a range of delights for every traveler.

The Fairmont St. Andrews was designated the European Golf Resort of the Year in 2012 by the IAGTO and Best Large Hotel of the Year in 2014 by the Scottish Golf Tourism Awards.

Junior Suites consist of a spacious sleeping area with a king bed, and a cozy living area with additional wall mounted plasma TV. An inviting fireplace offers enhanced luxury. Rooms are open-concept and have a modern bathroom with a spacious walk-in shower. The junior suites have a range of views including stunning sea and resort views.

Package Includes:

7-night stay in a Junior Suite, including all room-related fees and taxes
Daily breakfast, including taxes and gratuities
$500 Resort Credit to be used for any spa, dining, or golf activities
Starting Bid: $3,700
Value: $5,000

VIP Hamilton Experience

One to One is proud to offer a priceless Hamilton package.

Package Includes:

Two orchestra tickets to Hamilton on Broadway
Backstage tour and meet and greet for two following the show
Two-night double occupancy accommodations at The Peninsula Hotel New York
Daily breakfast for two
Concierge service to assist you in planning this exciting experience
Starting Bid: $6,200
Value: Priceless

Romancing the Rhone

One to One is offering a French experience for six guests.


Package includes:

7 nights at the Rhone retreat
Breakfast poolside each day
Full day tour of Chateauneuf de Pape with a chef-prepared picnic in the ruins with its stunning views
A guided hike out the gates through the vineyards to Roman ruins
A private chef dinner at the retreats
Pick up and drop off from the TGV train stage in Avignon
Full-time concierge services
Starting bid: $5,300 (or only $833 per person)
Value: $7,200

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