In 2006, Marc Vetri and Jeff Benjamin assembled chefs for an evening ambitiously called the Great Chef's Event. It was a fundraiser for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation.

In successive years, it snowballed. In 2010, Urban Outfitters offered its headquarters at the Navy Yard, and more than a thousand people showed up. Its beneficiaries are now Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation and the Vetri Foundation for Children. Last year's event raised about $1.1 million, including admissions, sponsors and proceeds from auctions.

This year's outing - the 10th - comes off the evening of Tuesday, June 9 at Urban Outfitters. More than 40 chefs and beverage pros from around the country will set up stations to feed the expected 1,200 people. The after-party will be held at the Vetri Family's nearby Lo Spiedo.

General-admission tickets (link is here) are $350 per person; VIP tickets include access to the after-party and cost $525.

Several of this year's participating chefs have also been named finalists in the 2015 James Beard Foundation Awards, including Vetri himself for Outstanding Chef and regional Best Chefs finalists Matthew Accarrino (SPQR), Jon Shook & Vinny Dotolo (Animal), Jonathon Sawyer (Trentina), Marco Canora (Hearth), Alon Shaya (Shaya), and Michael Cimarusti (Providence).

Here is the list of the chefs:

• Matt Accarrino – SPQR – San Francisco

• Timon Balloo – SUGARCANE Raw Bar Grill – Miami

• Franklin Becker – The Little Beet – NYC

• Jonathan Benno – Lincoln Ristorante – NYC

• Chris Bianco – Pizzeria Bianco – Phoenix

• Marco Canora – Hearth – NYC

• Cesare Casella – Salumeria Rosi – NYC

• Michael Cimarusti + Sam Baxter – Connie & Ted's – LA

• Josiah Citrin – Mélisse Restaurant – Santa Monica, Calif.

• Amanda Cohen – Dirt Candy – NYC

• Benjamin Ford – Ford's Filling Station - LA

• Neal Fraser – Redbird – LA

• Katsuya Fukushima – Daikaya – Washington, D.C.

• Mark Gaier + Clark Frasier – M.C. Spiedo – Ogunquit, Maine

• Jose Garces – Garces Group – Philadelphia

• Alex Guarnaschelli – Butter - NYC

• Adam Perry Lang – NYC + LA (After Party)

• Jenn Louis – Lincoln Restaurant – Portland, Ore.

• Shane Lyons + Drew Nieporent – Distilled – NYC

• Tony Mantuano – Spiaggia – Chicago

• Joseph Manzare – Globe – San Francisco

• Matty Matheson – Parts & Labour – Toronto, Canada

• Tony Maws – Craigie on Main – Cambridge, Mass.

• Emilio Mignucci – Di Bruno Brothers – Philadelphia

• Masaharu Morimoto + Ben Dayag – Morimoto – Philadelphia

• Marc Murphy – Benchmarc Restaurants - NYC

• Ken Oringer + Jamie Bissonnette – Toro - NYC

• Lachlan Patterson – Frasca Food & Wine – Boulder, Colo.

• Douglas Quint + Bryan Petroff – Big Gay Ice Cream – NYC, LA, Philadelphia

• Marco Rossi – 30 Polenta – Bergamo, Italy

• Matt Rudofker – Momofuku Ssäm Bar - NYC

• Jonathon Sawyer – Trentina – Cleveland

• Kevin Sbraga – Sbraga Dining – Philadelphia

• Michael Schwartz + Bradley Herron – Michael's Genuine Food & Drink – Miami

• Mindy Segal – HotChocolate – Chicago

• Alon Shaya – Shaya – New Orleans

• Jon Shook + Vinny Dotolo – Animal – LA

• Nancy Silverton + Dahlia Narvaez – Mozza Restaurant Group – LA

• Michael Solomonov – Cook N Solo – Philadelphia

• Daniel Stern – R2L – Philadelphia

• Michael Symon – Michael Symon Restaurants – Cleveland

• Bill Telepan – Telepan – NYC

• Andy Ticer + Michael Hudman – Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen – Memphis

• Sue Torres – Fairfield County Hunt Club – Fairfield, Conn.

• Jonathan Waxman – Barbuto – NYC

• Rocco Whalen – Fahrenheit - Cleveland

Beverage people include:

• Sam Calagione – Dogfish Head Craft Brewery – Milton, Del.

• Joe Campanale – L'Apicio/L'Artusi/dell'anima/Anfora – NYC

• Bill Covaleski – Victory Brewing Company – Downingtown

• Gary Fish – Deschutes Brewing Company – Bend, Ore.

• Tom Kehoe – Yards Brewing Company – Philadelphia

• Greg Lindgren – Rye/Romolo 15/Rye on the Road – San Francisco

• Shelley Lindgren – A16/SPQR – San Francisco

• David Lombardo – Benchmarc – NYC

• Jack McGarry – The Dead Rabbit – NYC

• Tom Peters – Monk's Cafe/Russian River Brewing Company – Philadelphia/Santa Rosa

• Bobby Stuckey, MS – Scarpetta Vineyards – Boulder, Colo.

• Scott Vaccaro – Captain Lawrence Brewing Company – Elmsford, NY

• Stephen Warner – Lo Spiedo – Philadelphia

• Naren Young – Dante – NYC