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…
Upcoming 2018 Event
On August 18th, 2018, the Kauai North Shore Community Foundation presents our 3rd Annual SAVOR, a night of indulgence for a great cause. A true feast for the senses, Savor celebrates wine and gourmet food. Don’t miss this delectable evening at the new Porter Pavilion in Kilauea. The event will feature local chefs offering savory tapas; wine and decadent chocolate desserts to create an uncommon epicurean experience—each chef-prepared dish features local Kauai cacao as an ingredient. Wine and chocolate tastings will be accompanied by live music and silent & live auctions. A signature cocktail, beer, and other well-drinks will also be available for purchase.
At KNSCF, we are thinking BIG! This year, our Education Committee is thrilled to unveil plans for a tuition-free secondary school on the North Shore. Joan Porter has generously provided 8 acres in the beautiful Wai Koa Plantation and fundraising for this much-needed facility is officially underway! Proceeds from this year’s Savor event will help fund this exciting project. We need to raise $375,000 for Phase I of this project to cover costs of engineers, educational consultants, permits, legal fees, traffic studies, etc., and we need your support.
In addition to building the new secondary school, KNSCF has also initiated after-school programs for our elementary and middle school students to help them enhance their academic achievement. Your support of the Savor event will also help support these programs. All proceeds from last year’s Savor event were distributed to programs and scholarships that support our North Shore students from the elementary level to KCC. We strongly believe that education has a tremendously positive impact not only for the individual students who are helped but also for the community as a whole. Education is an investment that benefits us all.
“KNOWLEDGE IS POWER. INFORMATION IS LIBERATING.
EDUCATION IS THE PREMISE OF PROGRESS IN EVERY SOCIETY, IN EVERY FAMILY”
Tickets are available online at savorwineandchocoloate.org or at the Princeville Community Association office between 9 am and 4 pm.
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.
Photos courtesy of Bob Wright.
Special Thanks to all our vendors and donors for maing 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