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Special Thanks to all of the guests, volunteers, and supporters that made the Seedling Soirée 2018 such a success.

On Saturday, May 5th, some of San Diego’s best local chefs and restaurants came together to create unique dishes that celebrated local, sustainably sourced produce, seafood, meats and confections. 250 guests filled the gardens with an overwhelming amount of support and excitement for Olivewood's kitchen, garden and science programs raising nearly $80,000! This would not have been possible without the dedication and talent of:

Emcee: Sam "The Cooking Guy" Zien

Cocktails by: Snake Oil Cocktail Co. & Misadventure & Co.

Featured Chefs and Restaurants:

Joe Magnanelli of the Urban Kitchen Group

Berry Good Food Foundation

Marguerite Grifka and The Olivewood Kitchenistas

DJ Tangalin of Bivouac Ciderworks

Isabel Cruz of Isabel's Cantina

Kevin Templeton of barleymash, The Smoking Gun and Spill the Beans

Claudia Sandoval -- Winner of MasterChef

Christina Ng of Chinitas Pies

Joe Pastry of Waters Fine Foods & Catering and WooBar

Monarch Butterfly Sponsors:

Christy Walton

Union Bank

Hummingbird Sponsors:
The Beyster Family
Cathe Burnham
Sam Dychter and Kim Wagner Dychter
International Community Foundation
Kaiser Permanente
Specialty Produce
Trish and Tom Watlington
Honorary Committee:
Dennis and Melanie Doyle
In Honor of Mary F. Emerson
Susan Howe
Congressman Juan Vargas
Mary Walshok