Sponsorship Opportunities

TOUR DE FARM 2017: Sponsorship Opportunities

On Sunday, April 23, 2017, the Nashville chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier will host its first major fundraiser. Two events in one, the fundraiser includes a VIP day-long farm tour, which will bring guests, via bus, out to the fields of five area farms for a rare, in-person meet-and-greet with farmers on their own turf, and for a look at how food is grown in our area. This portion of the event includes lunch, beverages, and transportation. The second event, which directly follows the tour, is a seated, multi-course, globally inspired dinner set inside the Barn at Green Door Gourmet, prepared by local chefs including celebrity chef and Les Dames member Manatee Chauhan. The meal will showcase ingredients from area farms, including those on the tour, and will include beverages paired with each course, as well as entertainment.

ABOUT LES DAMES NASHVILLE

Les Dames Nashville is the 30th chapter of LDEI, an international organization of women leaders who create a supportive culture in their communities to achieve excellence in the food, beverage and hospitality professions. To do this, more than 1,800 members in more than 30 chapters worldwide provide leadership, educational opportunities and host philanthropic events within their communities. Tour de Farm 2017, the first major fundraiser to be created by Les Dames Nashville, is meant to bring awareness to the food and farming communities in our area. With this event, the Nashville Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier intends to build relationships to further their mission of supporting women in the food, beverage, hospitality, and agricultural industries of Middle Tennessee.

PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT

A registered 501c3, Les Dames Nashville raises funds for Scholarship and Community Investment. These areas are broken down to include:

  • Books and/or equipment for students in culinary school;
  • Funds for women to further their continuing education in the fields of food, farming, beverage, and hospitality;
  • Co-funding summer internships for at-risk young women in Nashville.

Les Dames Nashville is pledging 70 percent of the proceeds of Tour de Farm 2017 towards Mayor Megan Barry’s Opportunity NOW initiative, which is an effort to put 10,000 Nashville youth, ages 14 to 24, into paid internships across the city while laying a foundation for financial literacy with program participants.This will help address the city’s staggering poverty rate, which at 19% is one of the highest in the nation. The remaining money raised will go towards our other scholarship initiatives.

 

HOW IT WORKS

Tour de Farm 2017 offers two ticket tiers:

The VIP Farm Tour Pass ($195 per person) includes a day-long farm tour, including lunch, beverages, and transportation to five area farms where guests will meet local farmers, walk through fields, and get a rare, up-close look at how food is grown in our area, all while nibbling on bites prepared by members of the Les Dames Nashville chapter. After the tour, guests are invited to join us for A Global Feast, prepared by local chefs, including celebrity chef and Les Dames member Maneet Chauhan, at Green Door Gourmet.

A Global Feast ($75 per person) includes a seated, multi-course, globally inspired dinner set inside the Barn at Green Door Gourmet, prepared by local chefs including celebrity chef and Les Dames member Maneet Chauhan. The meal will showcase ingredients from area farms, including those on the tour, and will include beverages paired with each course, as well as entertainment.

 

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Gold Sponsor: $5,000

An Exclusive Sponsor

Corporate Executive Welcome to Farm Tour Guests

TED Talk- style presentation at Global Feast (details TBD according to sponsor needs)

Company name mentioned at lunch, happy hour and dinner

2 VIP Farm Tours Passes per tour bus with on-road presentation to farm tour attendees

Gold Sponsor Table of 10 with Global Feast Keynote Speaker

Private Meet and Greet with Chef Chauhan

Mentions on Social Media/Advertising

Corporate Branding On All PR Collateral

 

Silver Sponsor: $3,000

2 VIP Farm Tour Passes

4 Global Feast Tickets

Private Meet and Greet with Chef Chauhan

Special thanks at lunch and dinner

Mentions on Social Media/Advertising

Corporate Branding On All PR Collateral

 

Bronze Sponsor: $2,000

4 Global Feast Tickets

Mentions on Social Media/Advertising

Corporate Branding On All PR Collateral

 

Table Patron $1,000

A table of 10 at Global Feast

Program Mention

Optional 4 discounted VIP Farm Tour Passes $175 each while supplies last

 

Friends of Les Dames $200

Mention on website/program

 

To partner with Les Dames Nashville, please contact:

Chapter President Anne Byrn: annebyrn615@gmail.com

Event Co-Chair Sylvia Ganier: sylvia@greendoorgourmet.com

Event Co-Chair Melissa Corbin: melissa@corbininthedell.com