Natural Grocers® Named Official Food Purveyor of CineCHEF 2023, presented by The Boulder International Film Festival

Home-grown grocer proudly supports culinary showdown with award-winning chefs crafting cinema-based masterpieces

LAKEWOOD, Colo., Feb. 23, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Natural Grocers®, the leading family-operated organic and natural grocery retailer in the U.S., is proud to be the Official Food Purveyor of CineCHEF 2023. The event is the unofficial kick-off for the 2023 Boulder International Film Festival (BIFF). The Festival (March 2 – 5), attracts more than 25,000 film enthusiasts, media and industry each year. CineCHEF will be held Thursday, March 2nd from 5:30 – 7 p.m. and features an award-winning lineup from among Boulder and Denver’s top chefs.


  • Chef Jeremy McGinty – Chef de Cuisine, River and Woods
  • Chef Patrick Balcom – Executive Chef/Owner, Farow
  • Chef Rich Byers – Executive Chef, Jill’s Restaurant & Bistro, St Julien Hotel & Spa
  • Chef Linda Hampsten Fox – Executive Chef/Owner, The Bindery
  • Chef Chris Royster – Executive Chef, Flagstaff House
  • Chef Bob Sargent – Owner & Executive Chef, Savory Cuisine
  •  Chef Mike Thom – Executive Chef, Spruce Farm & Fish, Hotel Boulderado
  •  Chef Cesar Tamariz – Executive Chef, Kachina Cantina

Natural Grocers has donated $500 gift cards for each chef to assist in this culinary showdown. The chefs will use their talents to create film-inspired dishes for attendees to enjoy. The organizers behind BIFF 2023, invite the community to taste these cinema-based masterpieces, while also enjoying music, paired wines, local beers and desserts, all with the spectacular view from the Crystal building on Pearl St.

Raquel Isely, Vice President of Marketing stated, “We’re thrilled to be a part of this year’s CineCHEF event and connect with the Boulder International Film Festival community. Natural Grocers believes that everyone should have access to nutritional education and live in a thriving, regenerating environment. We can’t wait to see what the chefs create with the food and ingredients from our store. Natural Grocers good4u® Crew will be onsite at the event to chat with attendees, hand out movie-night themed samples and answer any questions.”

Founded in 1955, Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NYSE: NGVC) is an expanding specialty retailer of natural and organic groceries, body care products, and dietary supplements. The products sold by Natural Grocers must meet strict quality guidelines and may not contain artificial colors, flavors, preservatives or sweeteners, or partially hydrogenated or hydrogenated oils. The Company sells only USDA-certified organic produce and exclusively pasture-raised, non-confinement dairy products, and free-range eggs. Natural Grocers’ flexible smaller-store format allows it to offer affordable prices in a shopper-friendly, clean, and convenient retail environment. The Company also provides extensive free science-based Nutrition Education programs to help customers make informed health and nutrition choices. The Company has 166 stores in 21 states. Visit for more information and store locations.

The Boulder International Film Festival brings films and filmmakers from around the world to Boulder for a four-day celebration of the art of cinema. BIFF consistently features a wide variety of films from local, national, and international filmmakers, including many that have gone on to significant box-office success and multiple Oscar nominations. Adding to the BIFF experience are events featuring nationally renowned chefs, filmmaker happy hours, multiple opening night galas, talented musicians and much more. Visit for more information.

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