Seedling Soirée 2020: ‘Social Distance-Style’

Thank You to everyone who made the Virtual Seedling Soirée 2020: Social Distance-Style possible!



This year, we took our annual fundraising gala online and created a toolkit with cocktail demonstrations, garden-inspired recipes, stories from some of Olivewood’s program participants, and even a music playlist to bring the Soirée experience to you.

 May 30th, 4PM – 6PM

Live Soirée event with local chefs and Kitchenistas that you can enjoy at home! 

A message from the Seedling Soirée Committee

Your support is critical to our work and makes it possible for Olivewood to develop, strengthen, and expand our garden, environmental stewardship, nutrition, healthy cooking, job skills, leadership development, and community building programs.

Our Featured Chefs:

Partner Discounts:

  • Stop by Brew Bar in Chula Vista and receive a special discount when you mention the “Virtual Soirée” now through Sunday, 5/31
  • Stop by Bivouac Ciderworks in North Park and receive a 10% discount on your entire order Wednesday, 5/27 – Sunday, 5/31 between 12PM – 8PM.

Spotify Music Playlist

Stories from the Garden

Meet Isabel, Garden-2-Kitchen High School Intern

Meet Emma, Garden-2-Kitchen High School Intern

Meet Arlene: Volunteer, Cooking for Salud participant, and future Kitchenista

Meet Giulianna: Chefcita and volunteer

Garden-Inspired Appetizers

We’ve got your day-of appetizers covered so you can create an elevated Soirée-like experience at home on May 30th.

Featured recipes:

Pesto and Marinated Mushroom Flatbread

Tomato Basil Salad with Balsamic Reduction

Olivewood Charcuterie Board

Make An Impact

How you can help make an impact: 

*Events will take place at a later date and will be coordinated to fit the needs and availability of the Olivewood supporter.



Thank You!

Thank you to the awesome chefs, restaurants, and drink-makers who had committed to participating in the in-person version of this event: