Savor: A Wine & Chocolate Event

SAVOR is the Foundation’s annual event benefitting education. Local chefs, chocolatiers, and wine connoisseurs gather to create an uncommon epicurean experience.  Food and wines, live entertainment, a separate no-host bar, and numerous valuable auction items, combine to captivate all the senses.  Click on the event below or scroll down to read more…

2017 Event ~~ 2016 Event


2017

The 2nd Annual education fundraiser, SAVOR – A Wine and Chocolate Fundraising Event, was held last August at the beautiful setting of Po’oku Meadow in Princeville where over 200 people attended.  Local Kauai chefs and chocolatiers served up mouth-watering delicacies with cacao as one of the ingredients, which included pupus, small main dishes and desserts.  Selections of delicious wines accompanied the dishes.  All food and wine were included in the ticket price while a no-host bar offered beer or spirits for those who didn’t drink wine.

Four recipients of the 2016 KCC scholarship were on hand to check everyone in, and Key Club students from Kapa’a High School helped throughout the evening.  TreySara provided beautiful entertainment, and both live auction and silent auction items contributed to the overall funds raised.  We were thrilled to gross over $31,000 from ticket sales, donations and auction items – no small feat for our community. Even though our expenses were more this year due to the venue costs, the net proceeds will benefit scholarships for Kauai North Shore youth. The Kauai North Shore Community Foundation will once again support elementary, middle and high school youth, including our own homegrown programs – Leap Forward and Help Me With My Homework.

 

Beautiful Po’oku Meadow at Princeville Ranch

Sway to the Music by TreySara

Photos courtesy of Bob Wright.

Special Thanks to all our vendors and donors for maing this event such a grand success!

Chefs:
Frederick Hoffmann & Heather Campbell, St. Regis Princeville
Ron Miller – Hukilau lanai
Ron Varr, Destination Events
Janice McKeachern – Farm Cook Kauai
Erin Keller – The Local
Judy Capertina, Haole Girl Island Sweets

 

Chocolatiers:
Wild Kauai Chocolate
Blync Chocolate

Wine Merchants:
Young’s Market
Southern Wine & Spirits


 

Auction Donors

Accommodations
Park City & Honolulu – Lorri Mull
Phuket, Thailand – Rory Enright
Hanalei Bay Resort
Lawai Beach Resort
Westin resort in Napa
Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

Adventures
Kauai Backcountry Adventures
Napali Pirates – coast tour
Kipu Ranch
Princeville Ranch Zip Express

Art
Pierre Bouret
Bob Wright
Steve Valiere
Ann Schreider
Kaye Hurtt
Patrice Pendarvis
Pierce Brosnan
Mercedes Maza
Robin McCoy
Patrick Ching
Evelyn Kekesi
Mark Daniels

Gift Certificates
Ching Young Shopping Center
Jim Saylor Jewelry
Garden Ponds
Kauai Island Brewing Company
Déjà vu

Items
Signed surfboard – Tatiana Weston Webb
Autographed surfboard – Sebastian Zietz
Autographed items – Becky Hamilton
Ukulele by Kamao Ukulele Company
Go Pro camera from Déjà vu
Susan Dierker – Vietnamese silk scarf;
Donovan & Petra Frankenreiter
– Rourdie beach towel – the Barn 808
Jill Smith of Ali Dakota – handmade silk items
Gratitude-Rehab
Kauai Seascapes Nursery – orchids
Lolea Kauai Designs – jewelry

Restaurants
Kitchen Table
St. Regis
Hanalei Dolphin Restaurant
Bar Acuda

Services
Dog grooming – Pawrific Pet Care;
Cooking class by private chef, Morgan Bowan
Tennis lesson with Eric Lutz – Makai Tennis Club;
Golf lessons with Andrew Schmidt – Makai Golf Club
Fit Lab – One-month membership
Swell Chiropractic – exam & adjustment
Luna Photography

Wine
JustNat
Front Porch Farms
Princeville Wine Market


Just a few of the various auction items:

  

Photos courtesy of Mary Paterson

2016

The 2016 event proceeds benefitted North Shore youth scholarships. Three organizations were given $7,000 each: Pu’ukumu School, Aloha Angels, and the University of Hawaii Foundation.

Proceeds of SAVOR 2016 benefitted education. Pictured here to receive donations for their organizations are (left to right): Jennifer Luck, Sharon Goodman, and Joan Porter from the Porter Foundation and Pu'ukumu School; Rose Ramos-Benzel from the UH Foundation; Lorri Mull, Foundation board member and Education Committee chair; Barbara Cameron, Foundation board member and event organizer; and Ric Cox, President and Founder of Aloha Angels.

Proceeds of SAVOR 2016 benefitted education. Pictured here to receive donations for their organizations are (left to right): Jennifer Luck, Sharon Goodman, and Joan Porter from the Porter Foundation and Pu’ukumu School; Rose Ramos-Benzel from the UH Foundation; Lorri Mull, Foundation board member and Education Committee chair; Barbara Cameron, Foundation board member and event organizer; and the late Ric Cox, President and Founder of Aloha Angels.