Festival returns to Minneapolis, comes to Phoenix and Kansas City for
the first time; sweepstakes offers a chance to attend a festival of your
DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 12, 2015--
Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG) has announced the preliminary lineup
for its 2015 Cultivate food, music and ideas festivals, with events
planned in two new cities – Phoenix and Kansas City – and returning to
Minneapolis for a second time. This year marks the fifth anniversary of
the Cultivate Festival, which encourages attendees to think and talk
about food and food issues in a fun and engaging environment. Cultivate
Phoenix will be held on Saturday, April 18, at WestWorld in Scottsdale;
Cultivate Kansas City is on Saturday, July 18, in Penn Valley Park; and
Cultivate Minneapolis is on Saturday, August 22, in Loring Park.
Admission for all events is free.
Cultivate Festival music stage (Photo: Business Wire)
Each Cultivate event will feature performances by popular bands, cooking
demonstrations by renowned national and local chefs, and interactive
experiences for festival-goers of all ages. The interactive experiences
will focus on sustainable food practices, including an exhibit
explaining how to make Chipotle’s guacamole, the reality of processed
foods and a Kids’ Zone with snacks and fun activities.
Chipotle’s culinary team has created a special menu available for
purchase exclusively at the events. All signature dishes will be made
using fresh, sustainable ingredients. ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen,
Chipotle’s Asian concept, will also serve food during the festivals. An
Artisan Hall will offer food from local food artisans, and a selection
of local craft beer, wine, and ciders will be available in the Tasting
Hall. Each festival will feature a Cultivate Farmhouse Ale, a
Saison-style beer exclusively brewed from a local brewery.
Chipotle has partnered with IZZE Sparkling Juice to give customers a
chance to win a trip for two to the Cultivate Festival of the winner’s
choice in Phoenix, Kansas City or Minneapolis. For more information,
Cultivate Phoenix will feature musical artists Twenty One Pilots, MS MR,
Magic Man and Jared & The Mill. Chefs Amanda Freitag (“Chopped,” Empire
Diner in New York), Richard Blais (“Top Chef,” “Top Chef Masters,”
Juniper & Ivy in San Diego), Charleen Badman (FnB in Scottsdale, Ariz.),
Joshua Hebert (POSH in Scottsdale), and Chris Schlattman (The Upton in
Scottsdale) will present cooking demonstrations.
Portugal. The Man will perform at Cultivate Kansas City, and additional
artists will be announced at a later date. Chefs Tim Love
(CNBC’s “Restaurant Startup,” Lonesome Dove Western Bistro, The Woodshed
Smokehouse and White Elephant Saloon in Dallas/Fort Worth), Freitag,
Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson (Frasca Food and Wine, Pizzeria Locale in
Boulder, Colo.), Graham Elliot (“MasterChef,” Graham Elliot Bistro in
Chicago), and Colby Garrelts (Rye in Leawood, Kan. and Bluestem in
Kansas City, Mo.) will present cooking demonstrations.
Minneapolis’ cooking demonstrations will be presented by Andrew Zimmern
(“Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern,” Canteen in Minneapolis), Richard
Blais (“Top Chef All Stars,” Juniper & Ivy, The Spence and Flip), Gavin
Kaysen (Spoon and Stable in Minneapolis), Jamie Malone and Erik Anderson
(the upcoming Brut in Minneapolis), and Jim Christiansen (Heydey in
Minneapolis). Walk the Moon is headlining the festival, with the full
music lineup to be announced at a later date.
Corporate partners for the 2015 Cultivate Festivals include IZZE™,
Tabasco, Applegate, California Avocados, Earthbound Farm, Lifeway Kefir,
Naked Juice, The North Face, Burt’s Bees and Breville.
Chipotle’s inaugural Cultivate Festival was hosted in Chicago in 2011.
Following its success, the festival expanded to Denver (2012 and 2013),
and San Francisco (2013 and 2014). The 2014 festival series made its
debut in Minneapolis and Dallas.
For more information, including specific activities at each festival,
please visit: Chipotle.com/cultivate.
Steve Ells, founder, chairman and co-CEO, started Chipotle with the idea
that food served fast did not have to be a typical fast food experience.
Today, Chipotle continues to offer a focused menu of burritos, tacos,
burrito bowls (a burrito without the tortilla) and salads made from
fresh, high-quality raw ingredients, prepared using classic cooking
methods and served in a distinctive atmosphere. Through our vision of
Food With Integrity, Chipotle is seeking better food from using
ingredients that are not only fresh, but that—where possible—are
sustainably grown and raised responsibly with respect for the animals,
the land, and the farmers who produce the food. In order to achieve this
vision, we focus on building a special people culture that is centered
on creating teams of top performers empowered to achieve high standards.
This people culture not only leads to a better dining experience for our
customers, it also allows us to develop future leaders from within.
Chipotle opened with a single restaurant in 1993 and operates nearly
1,800 restaurants, including 17 Chipotle restaurants outside the US,
nine ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen restaurants, and is an investor
in an entity that owns and operates two Pizzeria Locale restaurants. For
more information, visit Chipotle.com.
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