2022 CBFM Farm to Table Dinner, featuring Chef Kate Ladoulis & live music by Rachel Vanslyke

The CBFM hosted our first Farm to Table Dinner at the historic Train Depot on Saturday, August 20th 2022 and the event was a great success!  We are so thankful to everyone that made the evening so special.

Our amazing Chef, Kate Ladoulis, produced a mouth-watering menu absolutely bursting with local meat, cheese, fruits, veggies and beverages.  Thanks to Kate and her crew of one, Alex Beane, for making a delicious and unforgettable meal!

Chef Kate is celebrating her 20th year in the mountains, during which time she owned and operated two restaurants here in Crested Butte. Her flagship Django’s won national praise for its exceptional food, unique wine list and intimate atmosphere and was named one of OpenTable’s Top 100 US Restaurants “Fit for Foodies”. Kate earned an invite to guest chef at the James Beard House in New York City and later joined the JB Foundation’s Celebrity Chef Tour for several events in Colorado.

Local musical favorite, Rachel Vanslyke, performed an acoustic set in her uncompromising and unique style. We also held a silent auction, where attendees bid on items and packages provided by our artisan vendors.

Proceeds from the dinner and auction will go towards supporting existing food security programs in here in the Gunnison Valley, and to the creation of a grant program for our vendors.



Cocktails – Cucumber Collins & Watermelon Rum Punch

Beer – from Irwin Brewing

Hard Cider – from Big B’s

Wine – from Buckel Family Wine & Stone Cottage Cellars

Kombucha – from Crested Bucha


Beet Tartare on Corn Crisps

Squash Tots

Summer Veggie Tart with Goat Chèvre

Blistered Shishito Peppers


Kale, Grilled Corn & Quinoa Salad with Buttermilk Dressing

Crunchy Tri-Color Bean Salad with Miso Sauce


Bourbon Peach Braised Beef Brisket with Peach Chutney & Mashed Turnips


Melon Sundae – cubes of cantaloupe cake with almond ice cream, melon and creme Chantilly