About Eat Drink SLC

our mission

Eat Drink SLC raises awareness about Salt Lake’s finest culinary and cultural opportunities. Our vision is to engage patrons with the marriage of food and drink. Net proceeds benefit nonprofits that enhance our sense of place, art, and community.

giving back

Eat Drink SLC is hosted under a nonprofit partnership umbrella consisting of Tracy Aviary and SB Dance. These two organizations represent, respectively, a place and an arts-maker that contribute to the unique character of our community. Net proceeds support these two organizations and a third nonprofit— Women of the World–a small but mighty boutique organization that empowers refugee, immigrant, and asylum-seeking women and their families to achieve self-reliance in their new home of Salt Lake County. Indeed, Eat Drink SLC’s mission is to honor the entire industry, from customers, business owners, managers, and servers to purveyors and agricultural workers. Over the years, Eat Drink has raised over $75,000 for Salt Lake County nonprofits.

where it all started

Eat Drink SLC is the child of an SB Dance fundraiser that began in 2011 in partnership with Vine Lore Wine & Spirits. After outgrowing the Rose Wagner Center, the event evolved into a partnership that brought in Tracy Aviary. Continuing to operate as a nonprofit program of SB Dance, Eat Drink SLC moved to its present location in 2015. Quite unexpectedly, the first year sold out days in advance. As Eat Drink SLC slowly increased capacity, it continues to sell out every year. We attribute its success to amazing food and beverage partners, supportive and generous sponsors, the passion of local gastronomic enthusiasts, dedicated volunteers, lovely summer nights, and lots of hard work.

Enjoying Eat Drink SLC

Volunteer with us

To date, Eat Drink SLC has raised over $75,000 for non-profit organizations. Volunteers are crucial to the production of this annual event. As a volunteer, you will be part of the event staff, and part of the Eat Drink SLC family.  

You will be busy, and you will be entertained!  We ask that all volunteers commit to working a full shift. All volunteers will receive an Eat Drink SLC shirt and a ticket to the event on the night you are not working.  

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