Comfort Food Classic | Retro Edition for The Collective for Hope

Comfort Food Classic is the largest annual fundraiser for The Collective for Hope, an organization providing grief resources and programming free of charge. Local chefs come together to show their skill in a fun competition to find out who makes the best comfort food in town.

Thursday, June 6th 2024: 6 PM – 9 PM

at the beautiful Leo Ballroom, 2027 Dodge Street, Omaha, NE 68102


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Join us for a night of nostalgia and delectable dishes at the 17th Annual Comfort Food Classic: Retro Edition! Get ready to travel back in time and indulge in all your favorite comfort foods with a fun retro twist.

Taking place on Thursday, June 6th 2024 at the Leo Ballroom, this in-person event promises to be a feast for the senses. From 6:00 PM onwards, you’ll be transported to a bygone era as you savor the flavors of classic comfort foods with a modern twist.

Immerse yourself in the vibrant diner atmosphere as you enjoy meeting the chefs and mingling with fellow food enthusiasts. Get ready to laugh it up with Master of Ceremonies, local author and humorist,Anna Lind Thomas. Whether you’re craving nostalgic dishes from your childhood or looking to try something new, this event has something for everyone.

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to indulge in your favorite comfort foods while supporting a good cause. The Collective for Hope combines the strength of its program brands, Ted E. Bear Hollow, Grief’s Journey, and Healing Embrace, and co-located services to lead response to loss, elevate the value of grief companionship, and promote healthy survivorship.

We want you to join us at the Comfort Food Classic to raise funds for this amazing organization and experience a night of culinary delights that will leave you longing for more!