5th Annual Chefs Move to Schools Sundown Gala

Date: Wednesday, October 25th, 2017
Time: 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Location: Pine View School

Sarasota County Food and Nutrition Services Presents the 5th Annual Chefs Move to Schools Sundown Gala!

Join us for an evening of Tastes and Talents as we sample these chef-inspired, kid-approved recipes featuring locally grown foods.

The Chefs Move to Schools program pairs local, professional chefs with schools to help educate kids about food and nutrition. Students learn cooking skills and contribute to recipe creation while chefs gain an understanidng of the school food service industry and become familiarized with the requirements of the National School Lunch Program.

Meet our partner Chefs this year!
Chef Paul Mattison, Mattison’s Restaurants
Chef Ray Lajoie, Mattison’s Forty-One
Chef Mike Yoder, Oak and Stone
Chef Evan Gatsman, The Cottage
Chef Steve Phelps, Indigenous
Chef Mike Donnerstag, ChefMikeSRQ – Personal Chef
and more…

Tickets are available online or via cash or check in the Food Services Office at each participating school.
Adults $10 Kids $5

Chalone Vinyard 6-Course Wine Pairing Dinner

Date: November 7th 2017
Time: 6:30 PM -9:30 PM
Location: Mattison’s Forty-One 7275 S Tamiami Tr Sarasota, FL 34231

High atop the Gavilan plateau the ocean breezes sweep the remarkable terroir of the Chalone vineyard, with its volcanic limestone soils that give the wines distinctive flavor.

Join Chef Paul Mattison for an evening of fine wines and award winning cuisine with special guest Gianni Abate, the Chalone Vineyard winemaker. Gianni will guide attendees through the pairings and share unique stories about these amazing wines. This is the perfect way to kick off the holiday season!

Stay tuned for the menu and featured wines!

Tickets are $85++ and reservations are required.

For more information on Chalone Vineyard visit Chalonevinyard.com

Bradenton Blues Festival
Blues Brunch

Date: Sunday December 3rd 2017
Time: Doors open at 10am
Location: Mattison’s City Grille Bradenton Riverwalk

The Bradenton Blues Brunch is Sun., Dec. 3, 2017 at Mattison’s City Grille Bradenton Riverwalk. Doors open at 10 a.m. Brunch includes a seated and served, three-course brunch prepared by award-winning Chef Paul Mattison. Guests will enjoy like music by Damon Fowler and Matt Walker.This event is certain to sell out early to purchase your tickets in advance. it’s the perfect way to wrap up the Bradenton Blues Festival!

$50 per person, ++

SUNSET AT PHILLIPPI – 4 Course Farm to Fork Dinner Benefiting the Historic Keith Farmhouse Renovation

SUNSET AT PHILLIPPI – 4 Course Farm to Fork Dinner
Benefiting the Historic Keith Farmhouse Renovation
Presented by The Friends of Sarasota County

Date: Sunday, January 21, 2018
Time: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: 5500 S Tamiami Trl, Sarasota, Florida 34231

Join Chef Paul Mattison for a unique 4-course Farm to Fork Dinner overlooking the beautiful Phillippi River, featuring local producers from the Phillippi Estate Farmer’s Market. Each course will be paired with Hahn Wines from special guest Elizabeth Parenteau of Hahn Family Winery. Guests will enjoy live music by Sal Garcia of Omni and artwork by the Light Chasers, plein air painters of the Suncoast, who will exhibiting and selling their original paintings and will donate 30% of all sales to the renovation of the Historic Keith Farmhouse. Come join us for sunset and an evening to remember!

Tickets are $100 per person and includes tax and gratuity. Reservations are required and available for purchase at mattisons.com or by calling Mattison’s Forty-One at 941.921.3400.

For more information on Friends of Sarasota County Parks visit: https://foscp.org/


RECEPTION: Hahn, Pinot Gris, Bruschetta tomatoes and basil

FIRST COURSE: Hahn, Chardonnay, Pan Seared Scallop mushroom leek relish, kohlrabi puree

SECOND COURSE: Hahn, Pinot Noir, Pumpkin Ravioli sage butter, pepitas

THIRD COURSE: Smith & Hook, Cabernet Sauvignon, Manhattan Steak creamed collards, duck fat steak fries, cabernet reduction

DESSERT COURSE: Warm Apple Cider Savarin jack daniels caramel glaze, candied walnuts, cinnamon crème fraiche gelato