Tickets on sale for Taste of School Gardens
WAIKAPU – Tickets are now on sale for the seventh annual Taste of School Gardens on Saturday, March 9, at Maui Tropical Plantation.
The event benefits Grow Some Good, a local nonprofit organization that provides Maui elementary and intermediate schools with working gardens and complementary educational programs centered around science, nature, nutrition and the environment.
Taste of School Gardens returns to Maui Tropical Plantation for a second year. Centrally located, the venue is surrounded by lush farmland and with a breathtaking view of the Waikapu valley. This farm-to-table style event features Maui’s premier chefs serving delicious dishes inspired by all of the good things growing in the school gardens. Guests are delighted each year to taste an array of options, including many vegetarian choices, each featuring the chefs’ signature styles and fresh local ingredients.
Guests will also enjoy fine wine and local brews, live entertainment and a live and silent auction featuring exclusive private chef experiences and dinner events, resort stays and exciting island entertainment and activities.
Celebrating ten years as an organization, Grow Some Good will share memories and milestones during the program, and attendees will have the opportunity to learn more by talking story with staff, volunteers, board members and dedicated garden coordinators throughout the evening.
Participating chefs this year include Chef Taylor Ponte of The Mill House; Chef Craig Dryhurst of DUO at the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea; Chefs Jaron Blosser, Cody Christopher and Travis Morrin of Fork & Salad; Chef Geno Sarmiento of Nick’s Fishmarket; Chef Ivan Pahk of Aloha Mixed Plate; Chef Eric Morrissette of Fleetwood’s on Front Street; Chef John Cadman of Maui Breadfruit Company; and Chef Kevin Laut of Outrigger Pizza Company.
Many of the chefs are longtime supporters and actively participate with Grow Some Good throughout the year with in-house fundraisers, team-building work days in the garden and cooking demonstrations for students utilizing the food they’ve grown.
The event is set for 5 to 8:30 p.m. Individual tickets are $130 early bird and $150 after Feb. 9.
A table for four is $800, and a table for eight is $1,600, which includes VIP seating, a table host and wine available table-side
For tickets go to www.GrowSomeGood.org/events.
Event sponsors include Local Harvest, Boeing, and Maui No Ka Oi Magazine.