Join us for this unique FUNdraising event, benefiting the Kelly de la Torre Scholarship Fund!
Chef Jorge de la Torre will be teaching participants how to prepare a three-course meal based on his favorite recipes. Limited to just 22 guests, we'll break up into teams of three, each working on one course, but enjoying all three together as a group.
In addition to cooking, we'll be tasting and pairing wine with each course, making you an all-around host for your next dinner party. The best part? The entire cost of your ticket is a tax-deductible donation to the Kelly de la Torre Scholarship Fund. Win/win!
Registration Steps: This event does not allow online credit card payments. We've set the event up this way to ensure you receive a tax donation letter from the WEN Foundation. With this in mind, please complete the additional registration steps.
After registering, the confirmation page (and email) will give instructions to visit our donation page and make your $150 donation directly to our chapter's fund. Make sure to select WEN Colorado when asked which fund you'd like to contribute to.
After graduation from culinary school, Jorge de la Torre worked at La Folie in San Fransico and the Hyatt Corporation at the Hyatt Waikoloa in Hawaii. He then moved to Vail, Colorado, and worked for Vail Associates at Two Elk Lodge, becoming the executive chef at Eagle’s Nest, Mid-Vail, and Piney River Ranch.
In 1997, Jorge opened the Rendezvous Bar and Grill in Beaver Creek, Colorado, and did a weekly TV cooking spot on Vail channel TV8. In 1998, he was made the executive chef of the Blue Chalk Café in Palo Alto, California. He returned to Vail as the chef/partner of Pasta Pronto, where they won “Best New Restaurant” by the Vail Daily in 1999.
In 2001, Jorge began his career as a culinary educator as a chef instructor for The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He joined Johnson & Wales University Denver in 2002 as the director of culinary operations and was promoted to the position of dean of culinary education in 2005 until 2021.
Jorge is now the culinary director of Kitchen Network, a non-profit incubator/accelerator/commissary that helps people become successful in the culinary world.