Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center To Host Annual Seedling Soirée On Saturday, May 30 | Outdoor Twilight Cocktails and Garden Dinner Featuring 10 San Diego Chefs

May 19, 2015 

Join community leaders and local chefs on Saturday, May 30, for a unique, outdoor benefit for edible education programs at Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center's annual Seedling Soirée, a twilight cocktail reception and culinary feast. This celebration of local, garden ingredients will include craft cocktails, appetizers, and a family-style dinner inspired by the seasonal harvest on the lush, beautiful grounds of Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center in National City.

The 2015 Seedling Soirée will feature some of San Diego’s hottest caterers and restaurants collaborating to create unique dishes that showcase San Diego County’s organic and sustainably produced meats, seafood, produce, and confections. Guests are also invited to tour the educational gardens during the event. The culinary crafters participating in this year's event include Carlos Anthony (Salt & Cleaver), Andrea Davis (Andrea’s Truffles), Amy DiBiase (Tidal), Marguerite Grifka (California’s Table), Karrie Hills (The Red Door), Christina Ng (Chinita’s Pies), Joe Pastry (Waters Fine Food and Catering), Matt Richman (Table 926), Robin Ross (Cupcakes Squared), Kevin Templeton (barleymash) and The Kitchenistas of Olivewood Gardens. There will also be seasonal cocktails from Starlite Lounge San Diego, featuring liquor from GreenBar Craft Distillery.

Ticket to the Seedling Soirée are $50 for access to the twilight cocktails and appetizers portion of the event from 5:30-7:30pm and $200 for access to the cocktail reception, appetizers and culinary feast, taking place from 5:30-9pm. Proceeds from the Seedling Soirée benefit the garden based nutrition education programs offered by Olivewood Gardens to children and adults throughout San Diego County.

Olivewood Gardens & Learning Center is located at 2525 N Avenue in National City. For sponsorship information and ticket details, visit olivewoodgardens.org/seedling-soiree, call (619) 434-4281 and follow the event on Facebook at facebook.com/seedlingsoireeowg.