Restaurant Participation

Join us SEPT 30 – OCT 9

Join Boulder’s hottest restaurants and businesses in celebration of our dining scene! Participate by offering custom menus, exclusive tastings, unique pairings, special to-go options or even engaging food focused events throughout the week.

  • Offer Dinner, Lunch, and/or Breakfast options
  • No limits on creativity or price

You make the offering and set the stage for some fun and First Bite will bring the BUZZ!

Participation Fee

Payments + Gift Cards

Participation Fee

Featured Partner + First Bite + First Sip: $1200
Annual Partner + First Bite + First Sip: $750
First Bite Only: $350

+ Three $50 Gift Cards to be shared with marketing partners

First Bite Marketing

Web + Print + PR + Social

First Bite Marketing

  • Name listed on printed materials (rack card/bill insert and poster)
  • Website Presence — dedicated page featuring your offering, connecting patrons directly to your business, reservations, etc.
  • Extensive Marketing Campaign — Extensive event marketing from PR, social media, digital, print, radio and television media.
  • Community Outreach — Grassroots marketing through local retailers, sponsor/partner organizations, and local influencers.

First Bite Participation Agreement

This form is to confirm our restaurant(s)’ participation in FIRST BITE 2022, to be held Friday, September 30 – Sunday, October 9.

"*" indicates required fields

Primary Contact Name*
General Manager Name*
Executive Chef Name*
First Bite Tiers
Meal Offering(s)*
Menu Price Point*
I agree to offer a special pre-fixe menu.
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Engage with First Bite

First Bite has moved far beyond the typical “Restaurant Week” model of attracting only one-time diners for an annual event. It has become a thread connecting diners to the restaurant community all year long. The First Bite diners are invested in who you are, what you’re serving, and where the ingredients came from. These are the diners you want – and want to keep.

We are a resource for diners throughout the year, promoting exciting events and engaging opportunities for them to connect with you further. To further this evolution, First Bite has established three ways you can choose to engage with our network:

3 of 12 slots available • $1,200/calendar year (Pro-rated July – Dec)

You may be a leader in hospitality, in sustainable practices, or have created the most thoughtful local beverage program. Diners want to hear your story. They want to learn more about you, your ethos, and to feel more deeply connected to your restaurant with each visit. As a Featured Restaurant, you’ll have exclusive access to multiple opportunities to tell your story in a curated and powerful way. Through photography, blog posts, podcasts, long-form articles and more, First Bite will give your restaurant the spotlight it deserves for an eager audience.


  • Featured content in local magazine
  • Assist with pushing promotions to media
  • Highlighted presence on First Bite website
  • One featured listing in monthly newsletter
  • Exclusive access to opportunities for events with First Bite partners
  • Annual partner benefits
  • First Bite benefits
  • First Sip benefits


Our Annual Partner Restaurants will get a full year of our attention and promotion. It’s vital that the diners you garner during First Bite are reminded to come back, and our annual program will keep them thinking of you and coming back time and again. Through our powerful social media presence, regular monthly newsletters and in community opportunities, First Bite will highlight the exciting events, news and happenings of your restaurant all year long.


  • Six dedicated posts or mentions throughout the year on First Bite social media platform
  • Inclusion in a blog post on First Bite website
  • Opportunity to feature your dining events on our Events Calendar
  • First Bite Inclusion and Benefits


First Bite is an exciting 10-days that brings together the community to celebrate the Boulder dining scene. As a participant in First Bite, you’ll get access to our unique marketing tool to attract new and engaged patrons from across the Front Range. (Program run is August 1 – October 9)


  • Printed Materials — Posters and bill inserts provided to all participating restaurants, as well as dozens of local retailers.
  • Website Presence — Huge traffic to the website at, with menus, reservations, and other online partnerships.
  • Extensive PR Campaign — Extensive event coverage from print, radio and television media.
  • Social Media Campaign — Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter with ongoing personalized posts for all participating restaurants, including announcements of menus dinner giveaways, and other promotions.
  • Digital Advertising — Dynamic digital advertising campaign on local media outlets and custom mapping.
  • Print Advertising — Full color print advertising campaign for 6 weeks prior to event.
  • Community Outreach — Grassroots marketing through local retailers, sponsor/partner organizations, and community contact lists.
  • Partnerships — Partner with brand-aligned companies to add dimension to the week.