On May 4, 2018 our community came together to welcome, celebrate and support Vessel Wrks. After a pilot program in Manhattan, Vessel Wrks founder Dagny Tucker chose Boulder for the first city-wide rollout of sleek, returnable, reusable hot and cold beverage cups. Paper to-go cups are rarely recyclable, so Vessel's soon-to-be iconic stainless steel solutions will serve a consortium of coffee shops, starting with Boxcar Coffee. Drop-off kiosks around town and in-store returns will keep paper off the streets and out of landfills.
The philanthropic "Evening of Revelry" also unveiled Boxcar Coffee's new Roastery, as partners and donors enjoyed a springtime soiree set amongst the roasters and coffee bean sacks.
GB Culinary welcomed guests with bites like
Crispy Artichoke, Shell Peas,
Haystack Chevre, Beet Root, Olives
Peachtree Farms Pork, Thyme Biscuit,
Fennel & Spring Onion Jam, Pickled Mustard Seed
along with Boxcar's made-to-order coffee and signature cocktails by Tasting House. A combination plated & family style dinner showcased GB Culinary sustainable pork and beef preparations with snaps of spring like buckwheat, asparagus, radish, rhubarb and morels. The evening concluded with a signature Boxcar Bakery dessert.
Live music and moving performances by local and international artists told the story of cyclical waste, systems design and intentional commitment to change.
see credits below photo gallery for full list of partners
founder @vesselwrks #dagnytucker #sexysustainability #postdisposable
hors d'ouvres & dinner @gbculinary #growcookserve
cocktail design & bartending @tasting_house
centerpieces @greenearthterrarium #chrisveldsdesign
videography #just.Studio #justinsimpkins
campus partner @cuboulder
event planning @krisnadovich
presenter/performer @jeremymckane #lucidproject
presenter/performer @kosmicjoke #buckleeproductions