At Vesta, Steuben’s, and Ace Eat Serve, the importance of contributing to our community is not only recognized, it is embraced. Since 1997, the restaurant group has made contributions to hundreds of events and organizations, earning National Philanthropy Day recognition for ‘Outstanding Small Business’ as well as the Colorado Restaurant Association’s ‘Outstanding Professional’ and ‘Restaurant Neighbor’ awards. In addition, the restaurants have developed ongoing relationships with several groups committed to improving the lives of our youth. Examples of these relationships are the restaurant’s long-standing projects with Urban Peak and the Denver Housing Authority. Using very different approaches, Urban Peak and DHA help provide Denver youth with safe, warm homes and opportunities to lead healthier, more productive lives.
Wings & Whiskey, the group’s newest annual event (benefiting Denver Housing Authority), raised over $10,000 in its premier and has already established a list of top local chefs to anchor the 2015 event at Ace Eat Serve.
The Steuben's Toy Drive, geared more specifically towards benefiting the children living in Denver Housing Authority homes, is now in it's 8th year and remains one of Steuben's most anticipated annual events.
Vesta began working with Urban Peak more than a decade ago and has raised over $300,000 for the organization at their annual Plates for the Peak dinner parties. It is this work with Urban Peak that earned owners Josh and Jen Wolkon ‘Business Honoree’ recognition at Urban Peak's 2014 Maverick Thinkers Gala, the organization’s highest yielding fundraiser of the year. But, the Wolkon’s could not have achieved all of this alone. The staff at each restaurant has embraced the company's mission to give back to the community by donating their own time, talents, and even tips to make these events successful. They remain committed to creating fun and unique in-house events that are often affordable for their peers and a younger generation of philanthropists, opening their eyes to how rewarding and easy it is to give back.
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