Best Chef of Louisiana 2019 Sponsorship Information

Sponsor Letter

Dear Valued Friend of ACFNO:

The 9th annual Best Chefs of Louisiana Fundraiser will be held on April 9, 2019 at the fabulous and spacious **University of New Orleans Ballroom** located in the University Center. Please notice the new location. To ensure the success of this very important fundraiser, we are seeking sponsors to help defray the costs associated with the event, so that all funds raised can go directly toward this year’s chosen beneficiaries – ACFNO culinary scholarships for our future chefs and continuing education for our working chefs.

This year, ACFNO is partnering with the American Cancer Society. The American Cancer Society will be spearheading the silent auction for ACFNO.

Generous sponsors like you are the key to our success and make it possible for the American Culinary Federation New Orleans chapter to provide culinary scholarships. From the ACFNO Board, we are reaching out to you to request a sponsorship for the event.

The ACFNO chapter has applied for a 501 (c) (3) and our tax attorney tells us that donations our sponsors donate are tax dedutible now! A letter to that effect will follow for your records.

Your sponsorship will be listed in our event program, as well as on the event website page. Below, please view the descriptions of our sponsorship levels and the different types of acknowledgment attached to each.

Payments can be made through the secure Zelle app to account bestchefsofla@gmail.com, OR checks can be mailed to the address below. Sponsorships are not confirmed official until payment is received. Please e-mail Chef Leon West or Chef Mary Bartholomew with any questions or concerns.

Chef Leon West 5801 Providence Place New Orleans, Louisiana 70126

Thank you in advance for your time and generous consideration!

Kind Regards,

Chef Leon West, ACFNO Chapter President


Platinum Level $10,000

  • Full-page ad in the Event program.
  • Reserved 10 guest tickets for you and your guests.
  • Your company logo signage acknowledging company as Platinum Sponsor.
  • Opportunity to include product sample in gift bags given to each chef nominee.
  • Opportunity to include flyer and/or coupon in each bag.
  • Opportunity to contribute product sample for the gift package given to honored chefs.
  • Advertise on the ACFNO website.

Gold Level $5,000

  • Half-page ad in the Event program.
  • Reserved 8 guest tickets to the event.
  • Your company logo signage acknowledging company as Gold Sponsor.
  • Opportunity to include product sample to attendees at booth.
  • Opportunity to include flyer and/or coupon in each gift bag.
  • Advertise on ACFNO website.

Silver Level $2,500

  • Quarter-page ad in the Event program.
  • 6 tickets to the event.
  • Booth signage acknowledging company as Silver Sponsor.
  • Opportunity to include product sample to attendees at booth.
  • Name on Sponsor signage.

Bronze Level $1,000

  • Acknowledgement as Bronze Sponsor in the Event program.
  • 4 tickets to the event.
  • Opportunity to include flyer/coupon in each gift bag.
  • Name on Sponsor signage.

  • Information about what each level includes is provided above this form.
    Checks can be mailed to Chef Leon West, 5801 Providence Place, NOLA 70126. Zelle Payments can be made to email address bestchefsofla@gmail.com
  • All terms and conditions are in the Sponsorship letter. Any other needs must be clarified in writing by ACFNO Best Chefs committee and Sponsor. Sponsorships are not official until payment has been received.

    Thank you for your consideration in our Great New Orleans Best Chefs of Louisiana on April 9th, 2019 at the University of New Orleans Ballroom!

Nominees will be chosen December 1st