2021 Denver Food + Wine Festival


Please email your completed affidavit of commissary
& temp food acknowledgement letter
to tsteagall@corestaurant.org
by august 9, 2024

Denver Food + Wine Festival Grand Tasting GA


Date: Saturday, September 7, 2024          
Event Time:  12:00pm to 4:00pm
Load-in time: 8:00am to 11:00am
Place: Tivoli Quad on the Auraria Campus, 1000 Larimer St, Denver CO 80204 (enter at 9th Street)


Please enter from 9th street off of Auraria Parkway, turn left onto Walnut Street. Follow Walnut down to the end of the Tivoli Quad (Northwest corner) and you will be directed to park and unload your equipment.  There will be attendants to help and direct you to your booth.

Restaurants to provide:

  • 1,500 small bites (we anticipate over 2,500 attendees at this event) to serve from 12 – 4 p.m.
  • Any equipment needed
  • Serviceware: a plate will be provided to each attendee upon entrance, you will need to provide anything else needed for your dish (napkins, utensils)
  • Staff to man your booth *You can submit a request for Colorado ProStart student support
  • Any marketing material or booth décor you’d like to have at your booth to promote your restaurant/company
  • Gloves and a thermometer
  • Hand-washing station, per city health department regulations, including a 5-gallon hot water container with a free-flowing spigot, soap, paper towels, and catch bucket. *Hot water must be between 100-120 degrees. There will most not be access to hot water on site, so please plan accordingly. If you would like to us to provide your handwashing station, you can register through this link. 

DF+WF to provide you with:

  • 2 tables with linen (one 8-foot in front and one 6-foot in back)
  • Booth sign with your restaurant name and menu item
  • Ice (if you requested it)
  • Electricity (must be requested no later than Friday, August 9, 2024)
  • Colorado ProStart Student support (if requested)
  • We will widely promote your participation in the event through press releases, marketing, advertising, and social media

Load-in Time:

You will have an ASSIGNED load-in timeframe between 8:00am-11:00am. . If you arrive outside your assigned time, we cannot guarantee you load-in assistance from our team. Keeping in mind Denver health inspectors will be arriving at 12:00p.m. and your booth MUST be set up by this time. We do not have dollys or handcarts, so please make sure to bring your own. We will have golf carts to take you to your booth.

Load-in Gate:

Restaurant load-in will be between 10th & 11th on Walnut Street – the Northwest Corner of the Tivoli Quad. There will be attendants telling you where to park and unload along Walnut Street.


Please arrive well in advance of 12:00pm to ensure a smooth set-up procedure. Look for the restaurant check in desk at the vendor entrance. Each restaurant will be given up to 7 event wristbands at the vendor entrance, to be used by the restaurant staff. All staff must be 21 and older. IDs will be checked at the load-in gate, so please advise your staff to be prepared. We cannot hand out wristbands without a proper ID. It is your responsibility to determine your staffing needs. 


Booth Space:

  • Each restaurant will receive two tables with linen (one 8-foot table and one 6-foot table) and a booth sign in a 10 X 10 area.
  • All power needs that we have been made aware of, by no later than 8/9/24, we will do our best to accommodate. Additional power needs will not be available on site.


  • Each restaurant is responsible for renting their own equipment; rental equipment may be dropped off in advance between the hours of 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 6. All rentals MUST BE picked up on Saturday, Sept. 8, after the event.
  • If you are using a FRYER (or any other equipment that requires a high volume of grease/oil), you are required to bring an appropriate grease/oil disposal receptacle and to load out the used grease/oil as part of your tear down.
  • Please leave your booth space the way you found it. Trash must be bagged and placed behind your booth at the end of the event.
  • Please be sure to leave all linens and bus tubs on your tables.


Parking will be available in the Tivoli Garage ($20) and surrounding parking lots ($15). Please try and carpool if you can. There will be some street parking available along 11th St for those with trucks too big to fit in the garage.

We will have access to potable water, but it will not be hot. Please plan on bringing your own hot water to the event for your handwashing station if you are providing your own


  • Extension Cords for outlets (50’ cords) (You will have to request power prior to the event)
  • All necessary equipment and disposables needed for serving
  • Handwashing station to include soap, paper towels, and drip bucket (unless we are providing one for you)
  • Handcarts/Dolly
  • Soap
  • Thermometer – required by health department
  • Sanitizer
  • Towels
  • PH Test Strips
  • Cooking/Warming equipment
  • Grease Disposal Receptacle (if you have a fryer)
  • Gloves
  • Trash bag for trash or slim jim trash can.
  • Booth Décor/Promotional materials                    

(Please note that if you’re using wine bottle props as part of your décor, we respectfully request that you only use brands carried by Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits of Colorado. Thank you for your consideration!) 

Follow this link
to find a great, affordable handwashing water container.

Any questions/concerns please call Tori Steagall at (919)-995-4299