Thank you for supporting the Zoofari raffle!

Congratulations Janet M. from Moscow, OH

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Zoofari Raffle and to everyone who helped to make this year’s Zoofari the biggest and best yet! Congratulations to our winner, Janet, on winning this fabulous trip for two to Iceland!


Special Thanks

Brown-Forman, Tito’s, Remy Cointreau USA and Heidelberg Distributing for providing the evening’s libations.

On Display Ltd. for donating all signs and banners for Zoofari 2018.

Pepsi for providing the even’ts non-alcoholic beverages.

TSC Apparel for being the Official Restaurant Apparel Sponsor.

Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza for being the Preferred Hotel of Zoofari 2018

Folchi’s Tuxedos & Menswear for being the Preferred Men’s Formalwear Partner of Zoofari 2018 and for outfitting our Zoo staff.

Dillard’s and Glossa will be on-site with make-up and hair stylists to help create or enhance your style to fit the arctic theme.

Zoofari attracts over 2300 guests and raises integral support for the Zoo’s initiatives, including the care and sustenance of more than 500 animal and 3,000 plant species, ground-breaking conservation efforts and educational outreach programs that reach more than 330,000 students annually.

  • 60,000 square foot tent
  • 2,300 guests
  • 100 corporate sponsors
  • 60 restaurants
  • 30 up close animal encounters
  • One spectacular night!

Click here to get more information on becoming a sponsor.

For sponsorship questions, please contact Emily Roberts at 513-487-3324 or [email protected].


If you would like more information about participating, please contact Christina Anderson at 513-487-3318 or [email protected] or click here.

Zoofari Participants: CHEF
A Tavola Bar & Trattoria Chef Jared Wayne
Abigail Street Chef Dan Wright
Alfio’s Buon Cibo  Chef Alfio Gulisano
Americano  Chef Eliot Vanderbosch
Art Versatile  Chef Anisha Sanghani
Boca Chef David Falk & Chef Andy Tanner
BonBonerie Chef Angela Hurtte
Boomtown Biscuits & Whiskey Chef Christian Gill
Bravo Cucina Italiana Chef Maynor Hernandez
Carlo & Johnny Chef Donny Hatton
Chart House Chef Jeremy Snyder
City BBQ Chef Emmanuel Morales
Coffee Emporium  Chef Tony Tausch
Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants Chef Matt McMillin
Coppin’s @Hotel Covington Chef Mitch Arens
eat well + Celebrations & Feasts Chef Renee Schuler
Eddie Merlot’s Chef Chris Coorts
Fire at Rivercenter  Chef Marcus Foley
Forno Osteria + Bar Chef Mike Mueller
Fresh Table  Chef Meredith Trombly
Fusian Chef Robert Knorr
Gabby’s Cafe Chef Jim Thompson
Gigi’s Cupcakes Kenwood Chef Amy Jones
Grandview Tavern Chef Carey Barton Jr.
Grateful Grahams  Chef Rachel DesRoches
Haute Chocolate, Inc Chocolatier Lisa Cooper Holmes
Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse – Cincinnati  Chef Michael Kelly
Jrcincy – French Crust Cafe & Bistro Chocolatier Jean-Philippe Solnom
Jrcincy – Jean-Robert’s Table Chef Jean Robert de Cavel & Chef Richard Barlion
Karrikin Spirits Co. Chef Mike Florea
Keystone Bar & Grill Chef Ray Recchia
Kroger & Murray’s Cheese Kroger Chefs
La Grassa Chef John Berman
La Petite Pierre Chef Eric Polhamus
Lisse Steakhuis  Chef Nick Ashshoff
Madisono’s Gelato + Sorbet Chef Matt Madison
Maggiano’s Little Italy Chef Karl Lenz
Masterpiece Creations by Centerplate at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center Chef Sean Schmidt
Matt the Miller’s Tavern Chef Bryan Hopping
Mazunte Chef Josh Wamsley
Metropole Chef Jared Bennett
Mitchell’s Fish Market Chef Joseph Johnston
Montgomery Inn Chef Dave Dirheimer
Morton’s the Steakhouse Chef Joe Crouse
Mount Adams Pavilion Chef Danny Krzynowek
Muse Chef Jennifer Kempin
Nothing Bundt Cakes Chef Cinja Heis & Chef Mary Thress
Orchids at Palm Court Chef Maxime Kien
Oriental Wok  Chef Guy Burgess
Paella At Your Place Chef Hector Esteve
Parker’s Blue Ash Tavern Chef Chris Hoeweler
Piada Italian Street Food Chef Brian Stacey
Pit-to-Plate BBQ Chef Dianne Creech
Pompilios Restaurant Chef Jason Bramel
Red Feather Kitchen Chef Brad Berstein
Ruth’s Chris Steak House Chef Ian Jordan
Sartre  Chef Justin Uchtman
Smoke Justis Chef Michael Wilcoxon
Smoothie King
Sotto Chef Danny Combs
Taste Catering Chef David Miller
Taste of Belgium Chef Joshua Eislie
Tellers of Hyde Park Chef Brendan Hurley
The Capital Grille Chef David Himmelberger
The Precinct Chef Nick Ellison
Tres Belle Cakes Chef Tracy Bellman-Nilsen
Via Vite Chef Chris Davis
Whole Foods Market Chef Tommy Trischler
Wild Burger (Food Truck) Chef Robert Stoeckle