On Friday, November 4, nearly 350 community members from across the Central Coast and beyond celebrated the local impact of the American Red Cross while enjoying the finest offerings from local farms, restaurants, wineries, and distilleries at the Red Cross’s third annual Farm to Table Dinner. Held at Carmel Valley Ranch, the event was presented by Benchmark Communities. We are very grateful for the contributions of so many people who — through this annual event — raising over $160,000 in support of Red Cross disaster preparedness, response and recovery services provide in Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz Counties.
Live music was provided by The Monterey Jazz Festival All-Stars and the tasting reception featured dozens of local wineries and distilleries. Local farms once again generously provided their support, and the evening couldn't happen without the contributions of our local amazing chefs — Todd Fisher, Tim Wood, and Fabrice Roux, as well as Carmel Valley Ranch.
Chef Tim Wood of Carmel Valley Ranch, Chef Todd Fisher of Tarpy’s Roadhouse, and Chef Fabrice Roux of ROUX prepared a unique, multi-course, family-style dinner. The chefs were assisted by Rancho Cielo Drummond Culinary Academy, and the dishes were served by students from the CSU Monterey Bay Hospitality Program.