About Sugar Rush Philadelphia

Sugar Rush is Spark Philadelphia's first annual small bites, wine, and beer tasting and auction event! Enjoy sweet and savory bites from some of Philadelphia's top chefs paired with outstanding local beers and wines. Outbid your friends on fabulous items and unique experiences in the silent auction, and support Spark's critical work in support of middle school youth in Philadelphia.

Participate in Spark Philadelphia's First Sugar Rush Event!

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Chef Sponsorship »

Corporate Sponsorship »

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Participating Restaurants:

Barclay Prime
Cuba Libre
Brûlée Catering
Darling’s Cafe
B3 Bakery
Bistro 7
...more to come!

Participating Beverage Sponsors:

Yards Brewing Company
Philadelphia Brewing Co.
Capital Wine & Spirits

Proudly Sponsored by:

Pennoni Associates
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Duane Morris LLP
Comcast NBC10 Telemundo62
Philadelphia Youth Network
University City Science Center
The Wharton Social Impact Initiative

Event Details

Thanks so much for making our first Sugar Rush a massive success! Can't wait to see you in 2015!

Monday, April 28, 2014, 6:30 to 9:00

Hotel Monaco, a Kimpton Hotel 433 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106


The event has sold out!

Host: Dave Heller, WHYY reporter and NewsWorks anchor

Event Committee: Amber West Buller, Debbie Salkin, Elinor Haider, Hilary Alger, Kellie Mayrides, Kristin Cahn von Seelen, Liza Herzog and Sarah DeLeo

Design work: Jen Stern, 4:52 Design 

Special thanks to Nonie Events for their incredible support of Sugar Rush!

Questions? Contact:

Tim Suzor, Events Coordinator

Spark Philadelphia Sugar Rush Sponsors

Featured Chefs

Spark’s mission is to provide life-changing apprenticeships to youth in underserved communities across the United States. Spark, a national nonprofit with offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Philadelphia, offers a unique program that re-engages middle school students in their education through hands-on apprenticeships and leadership curriculum. Spark partners with schools and workplaces in cities coast-to-coast to match underserved 7th and 8th graders with mentors working in career fields aligned with the students’ strengths and interests. Spark’s parallel in-school curriculum reinforces the link between classrooms and careers while helping students build skills key to success in the 21st century. After 10 years and thousands of apprenticeships, the results are clear: Spark students consistently gain confidence, key skills, and positive relationships, and have a graduation rate far above the national average. Spark’s unique approach and positive outcomes have earned national attention.

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