Chipotle celebrates food, music, ideas at Cultivate Festival

Posted on: 4:38 pm, October 6, 2012, by

Cultivate Denver Festival

Cultivate Denver Festival

DENVER – Coloradans braved the cold to attend Chipotle’s first annual Cultivate Denver Festival on Saturday.

The free, all-day festival started at 10 a.m. and welcomed celebrity chefs and musicians to City Park to celebrate food, music and ideas.

“We really want to celebrate this idea of nourishing people and feeding them really, really great food,” Steve Ells, Chipotle founder and co-CEO, said on the festival’s website.

The Cultivate Festival is meant to bring the community together, while emphasizing that great-tasting, fresh and affordable food can be made with sustainable ingredients.

Chipotle even created a special menu for the day, which included an item from its Asian concept restaurant, ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen, in Washington, D.C.

Amanda Freitag from the series “Iron Chef America” and “Chopped” was among the celebrity chefs at the event. Musical guests included Group Love and Zach Heckendorf, to name a few.

Artisan food, craft beer and wine, and short films were also featured at the festival.