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2018 Taste of the Broncos presented by King Soopers set for September 10

The event, which was attended by more than 30 Broncos players, benefited Food Bank of the Rockies and Denver Broncos Charities. (Photos: Gabe Christus)

DENVER —  The Broncos' premier culinary festival, which features Broncos players as servers dishing out some of the city's best food, will take place Sept. 10, the team announced Monday.

The event has become a fan favorite in the area, and it's not hard to see why.

However, sometimes it is hard to actually see the tangible impact of the event when it comes to the community impact.

But that became crystal clear when the Broncos visited the Food Bank of the Rockies' Denver warehouse as part of the team's Rookie Community Service Day and players could see the massive shelves of food products. As the event's primary beneficiary, the charity has received funds to give out about 400,000 meals to the community over the past few years since the team hosted the first Taste of the Broncos in 2015.

The organization has been thrilled to be a part of such success and the 2018 edition should again be spectacular for patrons, the Food Bank and those served by the Food Bank.

"We really love to bring the gourmet tailgate theme into the community and having players helping serving food, walking, talking with the crowds, having some music, playing the "Monday Night Football" game that'll be going on as well," said Kim Ruotsala, the Food Bank's chief development officer. "We like to keep it a real happy, light experience more than an event, so that people can actually come and have an experience with the Broncos and with the great restaurants. Troy Guard is one of the leading chefs here in Denver and he actually helps coordinate all of the restaurants, so it's an absolute fantastic time."

And that also brings opportunities to taste delicious concoctions that haven't even yet been offered to the general public yet.

"Sometimes we have restaurants at Taste that aren't even restaurants existing yet," Ruotsala said. "They're just concepts that are being introduced. Being able to have the creativity that the chefs bring to Taste of the Broncos is just amazing."

Tickets will go on sale June 19, so circle the date on your calendar or set a reminder to ensure you'll join the Broncos at the 2018 Taste of the Broncos.

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