Access Opportunity’s annual “Raise a Class” fundraiser includes food, drink and a silent auction.

Denver, Colo. — Palizo Italiano Denver, an authentic Northern Italian restaurant located on the Historic South Pearl Street in Denver’s Platt Park neighborhood, will join Access Opportunity’s “Raise a Class” fundraiser by donating Chef Tyler Cyre’s cooking expertise in a silent auction on March 1, at 6:00 p.m. at Ball Corporate Airplane Hanger in Broomfield. Chef Cyre will also provide a charcuterie and bread for the more than 500 event guests.

Built on a season-changing menu of classic regional, Northern Italian fare, Palizo Italiano uses a farm-to-fork approach, using local produce and crafting hand-rolled, in-house, made-from-scratch pastas. The carefully appointed menu includes fresh fish, Colorado striped bass, a 48 oz. rib eye, Ossobuco del Giorno, and Tre Ravioli di Formaggio, as but a few examples, and all are complimented by an extensive signature cocktail list and a sommelier-inspired, boutique wine selection.

The February 2018 “Deep Winter Menu” can be viewed HERE.

Celebrating some of Colorado’s most deserving students with high potential and low income, Chef Cyre, who trained at the French Culinary Institute, will auction off an evening of entertainment that includes preparation of a gourmet meal for up to 10 guests for a private dinner party in their home.

“It is a thrill to work with Access Opportunity at this wonderful function,” said Chef Cyre. “Students who might not otherwise have the opportunity to realize their education and career dreams benefit immensely from the organization’s commitment to their futures. We plan to have fun with this fundraiser, while raising awareness of Access Opportunity’s commitment to community youth.”

Palizo Italiano opened in August 2017 and Chef Cyre joined Palizo Italiano in 2017 as Head Chef. His 20+ year career includes working with renowned and celebrity chefs, running kitchen operations at two Forbes Five Star AAA Five Diamond ultra-luxury resorts, and launching his own high-end catering business.

For more information call (720) 379-8595

About Access Opportunity:

Access Opportunity was established in 2014 to create opportunities for high-potential, low-income students, so that they can launch impactful careers and lead change in the lives of individuals and communities. By providing personalized services, support, grants, and career opportunities, the program ensures that talented and motivated students have the tools to succeed. For more information, visit