Saturday, December 19 | 6 PM


Get ready to cook for a cause! Aspen Film is partnering with Mixn Match and Laws Whiskey to present a virtual Dinner & a Movie event to benefit our FilmEducates program. The goal of FilmEducates is to immerse young people throughout the Roaring Fork Valley and beyond in film, and to appreciate the medium as a means of personal expression, and a way to facilitate dialogue and connection.


The evening will begin promptly at 6 PM when you log into Zoom to join the event. You will be greeted by Chef Biju, our host for the evening, and will then be treated to a demonstration on the preparation of your Old Chai Wallah cocktail by an official Laws Whiskey mixologist.


Once you have your cocktail in hand, the cooking portion of the evening will commence. The main course being prepared is a Baked Indian Biryani rice dish. You have the option to add Chicken or Vegan meatless meatballs as your protein.


If you purchase the Premium Roaring Fork Valley Local Package, you will make your protein selection when you purchase your ticket. If you purchase the VIP Cooking Experience ticket, you will be provided a grocery list and can choose your protein when you purchase your ingredients. 



Premium Roaring Fork Valley Local Package

$200 Aspen Film Member / $250 Non member
$100 per ticket is tax-deductible
Purchase here.


Please note – You only have until December 17th at 6PM to buy a Roaring Fork Local Package. Ingredient bag pick-up will NOT be available to purchase after that time.


This option is exclusively available to Roaring Fork Valley residents and includes ingredients to prepare four generous servings of food, meaning dinner for two plus leftovers, or dinner for four people. All ingredients will be chopped, measured and ready to go, packed up in advance for you. In addition, we will provide ready to heat & serve Samosas, Dal & Flatbread (all vegan) to accompany your meal. 


You will need to pick up your goodie bag between 2-5 PM on December 19th. Pickup is available at either the Red Brick Center for the Arts in Aspen, or in Blue Lake, midvalley. You will be emailed a link to select a time and location once you purchase your ticket. You MUST pick up your bag, DELIVERY IS NOT AVAILABLE


In addition to the dinner ingredients, you have the option of adding a Whiskey Cocktail to your evening. Our friends at Laws Whiskey have generously offered a cocktail kit to make an Old Chai Wallah cocktail. Enough Laws Whiskey and mixer will be provided for two cocktails. If you prefer not to enjoy this cocktail, you may choose to opt out of having it delivered to you during the ticket check-out process.


As one last special treat, our friends at Social Studies will be providing one of their “After Hours” candles to help you set the mood for the evening. 


VIP Cooking Experience

$100 Aspen Film Member / $125 Non member
$100 per ticket is tax-deductible
Purchase here.


VIP Cooking Experience tickets are available for purchase until 2PM Saturday.


If you live outside the Roaring Fork Valley, or will not be here on December 19th, you can still join us for this special event. Purchasing a VIP Cooking Experience ticket will gain you access to the one-hour zoom cooking demo with Chef Biju, as well as a full ingredient list and recipe. The shopping list will be sent to you as a PDF, as well a link, so you can add items to your shopping cart online if you prefer to shop that way. In addition, you will receive the recipe for the Laws Old Chai Wallah cocktail. 


Following the cooking demonstration, attendees will sit down with their freshly prepared meal and enjoy the film THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY.


Ticketholders will download or stream via the platform of their choosing (Netflix, Amazon Prime, YouTube, Google Play, Vudu or iTunes). The film will NOT be shown on the Aspen Film Eventive platform.




For the Cooking Demo you will need:

  • A computer, tablet or smartphone 
  • A strong internet or WiFi connection  
  • The ZOOM app. Please download, register & test the app on your device PRIOR to the event:


To watch the film, THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY:

  • A TV, computer, tablet or smartphone 
  • A strong internet or WiFi connection 
  • Attendees will  DOWNLOAD or STREAM the film via the platform of their choosing (Netflix, Amazon Prime, YouTube, Google Play, Vudu or iTunes). This film will NOT be shown on the Aspen Film Eventive platform.


Chef Biju Thomas is a professional chef known for light, simple dishes bursting with bold flavors. He has designed the menus of many successful restaurants in Denver and Boulder, Colorado and has launched his own restaurant, Biju’s Little Curry Shop, in Denver’s RiNo neighborhood.


In 2009, Chef Biju teamed up with sports physiologist Dr. Allen Lim to improve the everyday diets and performance nutrition of professional cyclists and their teams. In the years since, Chef Biju has cooked for dozens of elite professional cyclists, teaching them the craft of cooking. His Feed Zone series of books with Lim, The Feed Zone Cookbook and Feed Zone Portables, feature 225 easy, healthy recipes and snack ideas for an active lifestyle. Biju has been a chef for pro cycling teams and coordinated food for one of the sport’s biggest races, the Tour of California. Biju has also been the chef for the Dempsey/Del Piero Racing, a Grand-Am and Le Mans motorsports team. He also contributes recipes to Skratch Labs, Omega Juicers, and Map My Fitness.



Starring Academy Award® winner Helen Mirren, produced by Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey and Juliet Blake, and directed by Lasse Hallström, this uplifting story bursts with flavor, passion and heart. When the chilly chef proprietress of a Michelin-starred French restaurant in southern France (Mirren) gets wind of a culinary immigrant opening an Indian restaurant just 100 feet from her own, her icy protests escalate to all-out war between the two establishments. It’s a celebration of triumph over exile as these two worlds collide and one young man tries to find the comfort of home in every pot — wherever he may be.