Classes and Events

August – September 2014

Aug
16
Sat
Harvest of the Heart- Ceres Community Project @ Ceres Community Project, Sebastopol, CA
Aug 16 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Please join us in the Ceres Community Garden for an evening of food prepared by a gathering of the finest chefs in Sonoma County served with some of the finest wines in the world. All served in the Ceres way—with warmth, generosity, and abundance of spirit! You’ll not only enjoy yourself thoroughly—you’ll also help raise funds to support Ceres’ clients and teens!
You’ll begin your evening with a garden reception featuring an assortment of food, wine and cider pairings, and a Ceres Smoothie Bar. Some of the finest local chefs—including Daniel Kedan of Backyard Restaurant and Nezar Jabbar of Whole Foods Market Sebastopol–will join with our teens to delight your taste buds. Bid on an exceptional selection of silent auction items including gift certificates to some of the finest restaurants in Sonoma and the Bay Area, unique adventures and outings, and guest stays at fabulous locations near and far.
Then, stroll to our outdoor pavilion for a multi-course dinner prepared by renowned chefs John Ash and Barbara Hom and the Ceres Teen Chefs and paired with illustrious Sonoma County wines. You’ll hear inspiring stories from Ceres clients and teens. Our live auction will tempt you with an array of outstanding must-haves. A scrumptious dessert buffet with confections from local pastry chefs will conclude the evening.
Harvest of the Heart is our most important fundraising event of the year. Our goal is to raise $175,000 to nourish local families facing a serious illness, and teach teens about growing, cooking and enjoying healthy whole foods as they discover their power to make a difference in our community.

Sep
5
Fri
Dry Creek Peach Dinner in the Orchard with Relish Culinary Adventures @ Relish Culinary Adventures
Sep 5 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Our annual dinner at Dry Creek Peach is definitely a yearly highlight – this is our eighth year in the orchard! Words just can’t express the beauty of the peach orchard at the peak of season, the cold, sweet taste of White Peach Bellinis on a hot summer evening, the warmth and passion of farmers Gayle and Brian Sullivan as they lead a tour of their organic farm, and the engaging charm of chef John Ash as he orchestrates the cooking and dining experience.  Chef John has created an amazing menu for our dinner, weaving Dry Creek Peaches throughout the entire savory and sweet four-course menu.

We’ll enjoy our sumptuous peach dinner with wonderful J.Rickards wines.