Presenting Sponsor set for SCCF’s First Farm to Table Dinner

SCCF Executive Director Erick Lindblad and President Gwenda Hiett-Clements raise a toast with Sanibel-Captiva Trust Company Executive Vice President Robin Cook and Founder and Chairman Al Hanser

SCCF is proud to announce The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company is the Presenting Sponsor of their first ever Farm to Table Dinner. The event will take place at the SCCF Bailey Homestead Pavilion at 1300 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. It is set for Friday, March 31 at 6:30 p.m.

“We are delighted and grateful that the Trust Company has generously agreed to sponsor our newest fundraising event,” said SCCF Board President Gwenda Hiett-Clements. “Al and his team do so much for so many island non-profits year in and year out. Without their support, many worthwhile initiatives wouldn’t be possible.”

Proceeds from the Farm to Table Dinner will benefit SCCF’s Native Landscapes & Garden Center, also located at the Bailey Homestead. “If you haven’t stopped by yet, please do. The Garden Center is a tremendous resource for home gardeners and a magical place for all visitors,” said Hiett-Clements.

SCCF also announced that the event will be co-chaired by Trustees Linda Uhler and Sandra Gross. Guest chef for the evening will be Frances Kroner of Cincinnati. Chef Kroner’s credentials include working for James Beard award winner and Iron Chef Michael Symon and opening one of Cincinnati’s first “pop-up” dining experiences.  She is currently the Executive Chef for the Sleepy Bee Cafes where she is known for her menus that promote local meat, dairy and produce with a creative edge. Chef Kroner will bring her culinary talents to the islands, designing a dinner featuring the best of Southwest Florida.

“We are so grateful that Sandy Gross, whose family owns the Sleepy Bee operations, was willing to underwrite Chef Kroner’s participation in this event, “ said Uhler. “It has been so interesting working with her and local purveyors to plan the menu and other details for the 31st. It will be a wonderful evening.”

This year’s event is currently sold out, but SCCF is hopeful it can be presented again in 2018. You can join the wait list through this link.