Children’s Health Foundation, an Aspen-based nonprofit dedicated to improving nutrition in schools, is presenting the 6th annual Greenalicious Culinary Extravaganza at The Little Nell on Tuesday, July 17, 2012.

Hosted at the height of Aspen’s summer season, Greenalicious is an exclusive evening featuring exquisite food, tantalizing wine pairings, a luxury live auction and original entertainment for a good cause. Rock violinist and American original Bobby Yang will perform throughout the evening.

A cocktail reception will kick off the event on Gondola Plaza at 6:00 pm, followed by a 5-course dinner served at The Little Nell’s Montagna restaurant. Tickets are available online at, or through the Children’s Health Foundation office at 888.920.4750 ext. 2. Main room tickets are $750. Private tables are also available for $10,000 – $15,000.

Acclaimed local and nationally renowned chefs will flex their culinary muscle to prepare all of the Greenalicious hors d’oeuvres and 5-course dinner. Chefs donating their time and talents include:

         *James Beard Award for Best Chef Northeast 2009
         **James Beard Award for Best Chef Midwest 2003

The Little Nell’s Wine Director, Master Sommelier Jonathan Pullis, will present the wine pairings throughout the evening.

Here’s a sneak peak at what Chef Robert will be preparing… Emma Farms Wagyu Ribeye and tortellini with short rib, grilled baby leek, fermented black garlic chip and red pepper kimchi. WOW

Special behind-the-scenes details, including links to Greenalicious chefs, are featured on the event website at, or on the Children’s Health Foundation Facebook page, and via Twitter @CHFaspen.

We can’t wait!

More about Greenalicious

Greenalicious raises funds for programs focused on fighting childhood obesity where it has the most impact – the lunchroom. Through a menu of research-based programs and training, Children’s Health Foundation provides healthy, affordable and delicious school lunches to Colorado schools to help reverse the childhood obesity trend. The rate of obesity among kids in the U.S. has more than tripled in the past 30 years.

In Colorado, the rate of childhood obesity is rising faster than in most states. Currently, Colorado ranks as the 23rd most obese state for kids: 14.2 percent of Colorado children are obese, up from 9.9 percent in just 2007, according to the Colorado Health Report Card.