SAVOR 2019 raised over $160,000! Proceeds from the annual SAVOR event benefit our Let’s Build A School Initiative, our Educational Enrichment (After School) Programs, and our Scholarship support for North Shore students attending Kauai Community College.
We are on the way and advancing towards our goal to bring a tuition-free secondary school to our North Shore. This is in large part to our dedicated volunteers, our community supporters, and our generous donors. We are grateful to everyone who joined us for this delectable evening of epicurean excellence!
This year, we partnered with Anaina Hou Community Park, filling the Porter Pavilion with lights and music for another successful event. Mahalo nui loa to the staff and volunteers from Anaina Hou for all their help and promotion.
We welcomed fine chefs from The Local, The Hukilau Lanai, Avalon Gastropub, and Ama to entice your palate. This is a “Wine and Chocolate Event” so each entree promised a hint of cacao.
Wines from Young’s Market and Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits were provided to further your tasting pleasure. Anaina Hou also offered a “No Host” bar with Beer and cocktails.
The evenings’s fare was completed with fine chocolates and desserts from Blync Chocolate, The Westin Princeville, Haole Girl Island Sweets, Avalon, and Kauai Coffee Company.
We enjoyed fine music from Tavana and DJ Jason Rasmussen .
Mahalo to Debra Drayton, our Savor 2019 photographer, for all the wonderful pictures that helped capture this event! For more photos, visit the 2019 Savor Photo Gallery
On August 18th, 2018 (from 6 pm to 10 pm), the Kauai North Shore Community Foundation presented our 3rd Annual SAVOR, a night of indulgence for a great cause. A true feast for the senses, Savor is a celebration of wine, gourmet food, and chocolate.
This year, we moved to the beautiful new Porter Pavilion and were their first major event on the Anaina Hou campus. Co-chaired by Bristol Lantange and April McGinnis, the event sold out 2 days prior to the event. We were delighted to welcome 300 guests, 6 chefs and chocolatiers as well as a selection of fine local beverage suppliers. Thanks to a host of volunteers, including the Key Club of Kapaa High, and the attentive staff at Anaina Hou, Savor was a huge success!
Local Kauai chefs and chocolatiers once again served up a mouth-watering melange of savory and sweet delicacies all of which contained local cacao as one of the ingredients. 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 plus our own signature cocktail – the Savorita! Live dinner and dance music by Sashamon kept the evening festive.
“Show us the Money!” Residents and businesses again gave generously to the silent and live auctions which were masterfully managed by our new board member Dylan Thomas and his wife Michelle. Nancy Williams, our talented MC and auctioneer, was at the top of her game, and with a $50,000 matching challenge from part time residents, Mike and Rose Kaplan, we were able to raise over $166,000 at this year’s Savor event. In addition to the school initiative, a portion of the net proceeds will again benefit scholarships for Kauai North Shore youth through the KCC scholarship and our own homegrown after-school elementary and middle school programs.
Thank you to Catherine Steinmann for all the wonderful photos!
Mahalo nui loa to our generous donors and participants!
*Many thanks to Onward Creative on Oahu for donating their services to
design our new SAVOR event graphics!*
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.
Many thanks to all our donors and guests for making this event such a great success!!
Photos courtesy of Bob Wright.
Special Thanks to all our vendors and donors for making this event such a grand success!
Chefs: Chocolatiers: Wine Merchants:
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
Wild Kauai Chocolate
Southern Wine & Spirits
Park City & Honolulu – Lorri Mull
Phuket, Thailand – Rory Enright
Hanalei Bay Resort
Lawai Beach Resort
Westin resort in Napa
Mauna Kea Beach Hotel
Kauai Backcountry Adventures
Napali Pirates – coast tour
Princeville Ranch Zip Express
Ching Young Shopping Center
Jim Saylor Jewelry
Kauai Island Brewing Company
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
Kauai Seascapes Nursery – orchids
Lolea Kauai Designs – jewelry
Hanalei Dolphin Restaurant
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
Front Porch Farms
Princeville Wine Market
Just a few of the various auction items:
Photos courtesy of Mary Paterson