14th Annual Business Leaders Dinner

Celebrating our commitment to Colorado children and families

Program

Welcome

Nicole Riehl

Keynote Remarks

Mayor Mike Johnston

EPIC Visions

Nicole Riehl

EPIC Award

Susan Steele

Presented by

Ryan Beiser

PNC Bank

Early Childhood Champion Award

Steamboat Springs Resort

Presented by

D.J. Close

Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation

Dinner

EPIC Reflections

Alethea Gomez

Fireside Chat

Elliot Haspel

Director, Climate and Young Children at Capita, Author and Nationally Recognized Early Childhood Policy Expert

Natriece Byant

Public Private Partnership Director and Director for the Dept. of Personnel & Adminstration for the State of Colorado

Nicole Riehl

EPIC President and CEO

Closing Remarks

Alethea Gomez

Menu

Passed Hors d’Oeuvres

POTATO BOMB | herbs, cheese | v, gf

CARAMELIZED ONION TARTLET | goat cheese, pomegranate, fennel | v

BROWN BUTTER GNOCCHI SPOON | gorgonzola, sage | v

MINI CUBANO | pork shoulder, ham, swiss, house pickle, mustard

Salad

SQUASH PANZANELLA SALAD | seasonal squash, focaccia croutons, arugula, thyme vinaigrette | v, df

HOUSE HERBED FOCACCIA BASKET | whipped butter, pink salt | v

Entree

CIDER BRAISED SHORT RIB | plum relish, oats, crispy shallots and garlic | df, gf

AND

MUSHROOM AND BRIE CHICKEN ROULADE | leeks, tarragon, arugula | gf

ACCOMPANIED BY:

ROASTED GARLIC WHIPPED POTATOES | v, gf

BALSAMIC CARAMELIZED BRUSSELS SPROUTS | vg, gf

Vegetarian/Vegan Entree *must have notified EPIC staff in registration

EGGPLANT GOAT CHEESE NAPOLEON | eggplant, tomato, basil oil, balsamic reduction | v, gf

Dessert

CARROT CAKE WHOOPIE PIE | carrot ginger frosting | v

FRANGIPANE | fruits and berries | nuts

choice of blueberry, blackberry, sour cherry, raspberry, caramelized apple

PUMPKIN MOUSSE | eggnog cream, chocolate | gf

CARAMEL APPLE POP | salted caramel, white chocolate shell | v, gf

FRESH BERRY GARNISH | for tiered dessert displays at each table – strawberries, raspberries,

blackberries

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