Seedling Soirée 2020: ‘Social Distance-Style’

A Livestream Virtual Event

Saturday, May 30th

4PM – 5PM: Kitchenista Takeover – Cooking with the Kitchenistas

5PM – 6PM: Chef Takeover – A Culinary Extravaganza


***Note: A Facebook account is not necessary to attend, only to RSVP on the Facebook event page.

We’re taking this year’s event online and have 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 home. Get some fancy duds on (or your pjs, we don’t care!) and join us on May 30th, 4PM – 6PM, for a live Soirée event with local chefs and Kitchenistas that you can enjoy at home! 

Attend the Facebook Live! – Broadcast will appear on this page when the event begins.

A message from the Seedling Soirée Committee

While we are unable to celebrate together in person at this time, we hope the Seedling Soirée: ‘Social Distance-Style’ virtual event will be an opportunity for us to connect, have some fun, and share how your support creates impact. 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.

Want to be a part of the impact? Participate in more Soirée fun through one of these opportunities. *See below for more details.

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: