First Bite: Boulder County Restaurant Week is Open for Applications!

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July 23, 2019


Applications are officially available for 2019 First Bite: Boulder County Restaurant Week. The 14th annual First Bite will be held November 8 – 16th, 2019.


First Bite reinvented is here! Our purpose is to build community through food. By evolving "restaurant week" beyond the value-driven experience, we are welcoming diners to truly meet us as neighbors, friends and colleagues. We are presenting our industry as the connectors for our community - of diners, farmers, and local businesses. Join us in celebrating the Boulder County world-class dining scene this November for First Bite! 

Attached is the Program Packet explaining the options for 2019 and pricing tiers. First Bite has a big opportunity to grow more inclusive both to the diners and to the restaurants that make our community so diverse. To do this, First Bite will provide diners two pricing options moving forward: $29 or $49 per person for three courses. The goal of First Bite is to be a marketing engine for Boulder County restaurants creating more engagement with the community and we are planning a robust marketing campaign to attract new neighbors, commuters from the Front Range and your already established regulars to join you for this exciting week. 


We have streamlined everything online so it’s easier for you to sign up. You can submit your application form and payment at http://www.firstbiteboulder.com/participate. If you prefer to mail it, please complete the application form on the final page of the packet and return it to me at your convenience with final payment and gift cards. Our early bird price discount expires July 31 so be sure to sign up before then.


We are planning a few new and exciting features to First Bite 2019:

  • Customer Feedback Program = Restaurants will offer patrons an opportunity to provide feedback on their experience and to rank the restaurant on food, service and value. Submitted feedback will be eligible for a prize drawing and the winning restaurants for each category will also be eligible for an exciting prize basket. The data collected from this feedback program will be shared with each restaurant in a report card, post-event along with the opportunity for post-event marketing produced by First Bite.

  • Marketing Partnerships: First Bite is aligning with community businesses and organizations to provide unique cross-promotions. To maximize your participation, we will provide you with a marketing cheat sheet to use in your own promotions.

  • Tuesday Non-profit Night: Five Boulder-County non-profits will be selected to receive donations on Tuesday November 12th. We have corporate sponsors matching this venture and will give restaurants their choice of which of the five non-profits to support. More details to come.


Please let me know if you have any questions about the 2019 program. We are excited to work with you and this amazing dining community in creating a successful event!



Jessica Benjamin, Producer
(720) 295-9435

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