Where food industry leaders prepare, share and dare to make the best family meal

The chart below describes the 2019 sponsorship opportunities. Please use this as a guide to discover the many ways your company can be part of Stir it Up! With your participation, you will also support the FMI Foundation's research and education in the areas of food safety, nutrition and health. Click on the sponsorship opportunities below to see more details and examples of what's included in sponsorship. If you have questions or need additional information, or (202) 220-0667.

2019 Sponsorship Opportunities


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Executive Chef Master Chef Sous Chef Sommelier MAÎTRE D’ Taste Tester Patron Ticket Buyer
$100,000 give or raise $50,000 $25,000 $25,000 $17,500 $10,000 $5,000 Associate Member: $1,500 Retailer/
Wholesaler: $500
Participation in Kitchen Station Manage all Elements of the Kitchen Partner with a Demo Kitchen Station


Host 125 square feet of Demo Kitchenette Space
Assist with a Demo Kitchen Station 


Host 125 square feet of Demo Tasting Station Space
Serve from your Custom-Branded Bar n/a
n/a n/a n/a
Tickets to Stir It Up! 15** 10* 8* 8*
4 4  4 1
Sponsor Table for Product Display and Informal Seating 2 Banquet Rounds for 20 guests total 1 Banquet Round for 10 guests 1 Meet-and-Greet Table for 8 guests Pub Tables for 8 guests total Living Room Area seating TBA 1 cocktail table for 4 guests n/a n/a
Chief Executive to host/demo Yes Yes Yes Yes n/a n/a n/a n/a
Bring your culinary team Yes  Yes Yes-Limit One n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Bring your Corporate chef (s)
Yes -- -- n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Eligible for Cooking Competition

Yes Partner - Yes

Individually Host - No
Assist - Yes

Individually Host - No
no no no no no
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*Tickets for participants in the Kitchen Demo Stations will need to come from the sponsor's allocation as listed. 
**Only applies if your company donates $100,000.

The FMI Foundation provides:

Stir it Up! Sponsors provide:

  • A platform to showcase your excellence in culinary
  • Linens (where applicable, by request)
  • All expenses related to menu items
  • Hotel-stock tables
  • Serving dishes and utensils
  • Luminare/Signage
  • Company listing on FMI Foundation website until December 31, 2018
  • Bartender
  • Alcohol
  • The experience, smells, and ambiance to the guests
  • Recipes
  • Media assets surround company logo and recipes (for certain level sponsors)
  • Optional decoration for kitchen and meet & greet tables
  • Bar wrap
  • Branded Barware
  • Company Logo
  • Guest List (depending on level of sponsorship)

All levels of sponsorship receive a company listing on the FMI Foundation website until Dec. 31, 2019.


Interested in adding yourself to the mix?

Just say the word, and we’ll take care of the rest!