Since 2018, the Longmont Area Chamber of Commerce has hosted Longmont Restaurant Week — a 10-day event that celebrates local food. This year, the Chamber is handing the event over to someone new.
Jennifer Ferguson is well-known in the Longmont business community. She created and organized Longmont Startup Week, founded and operates Wonder Tours and founded Bricks Retail.
When the Chamber decided to look for someone who could handle the event, Ferguson seemed like an obvious choice.
“This decision was not made lightly,” said Leah Winkler, communications director at the Longmont Chamber. “We created this event in 2018 to promote local restaurants and connect our community to local businesses. When looking for a new operator, we wanted to make sure that Longmont Restaurant Week would be run by someone who wasn’t just capable, but shared our enthusiasm and passion for local food and beverage.”
When Ferguson created Wonder Tours, it was because she wanted to showcase the local cuisine of Longmont’s hidden gems while also getting people out of their dining ruts.
“I am delighted to take the helm of Longmont Restaurant Week, a beloved event that has captivated food enthusiasts in our community. My vision is to build upon the success the Chamber has had with the event and create more opportunities that showcase the incredible talent and creativity of Longmont chefs and restaurateurs,” Ferguson said.
At publication, the date for this year’s event had not been set.
“While it has been an honor to have founded and managed Longmont Restaurant Week for five years,” Winkler said, “we believe this transition is the natural next step for the continued growth of the event.”