The 6th Annual Fork It Over, hosted by Oxbow Public Market, The Westin Verasa, LaToque, and The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) at Copia, raised $100,000 to support the Food Bank, funds for a new Food Bank Nutrition Education Program, focused on teaching the community, including young children, about the importance of incorporating healthy choices into their lives. The previous year the event raised funds for CANV to purchase a 22’ refrigerated truck, ensuring that fresh meat and produce are a regular part of the Food Bank pantries.
More than 100 guests enjoyed live music, wine and food at the 6th annual Fork It Over event, which began with a reception in the Copia gardens featuring CIA at Copia chefs, several of Oxbow Public Market’s artisan merchants and Oxbow District wineries, and live music. Following the reception, a special four-course dinner created by Michelin Star Chef Ken Frank ofLa Toque, and Chef Todd Humphries of Kitchen Door at Oxbow, was held on Oxbow Public Market’s River Deck. The live auction featuring curated food, wine, art, and travel experiences generated plenty of spirited bidding and excitement under a pleasant Napa Valley evening.
“Fork It Over is an opportunity for all of the Oxbow District’s hospitality partners, artisan restaurants, merchants, and wine tasting rooms whose common values have brought them together within the district, to thank, celebrate, and give back to the community,”said Don Shindle, General Manager of The Westin Verasa Napa and 2017 Chair of the Event. “We are very happy with the success of this year’s benefit and are proud to support the Food Bank and the people it serves.”