Montessori School of Maui will launch the first ever ‘Taste of Upcountry,’ a farm-to-table culinary celebration on Saturday Oct. 8 from 6 to 10 p.m.
The benefit will showcase Maui chefs at the school’s Makawao campus.
The ‘Taste of Upcountry’ is designed to highlight Maui’s chefs, local farmers and purveyors who provide an abundance of food and produce on the island.
The launch of the event aims to create a tradition of sharing and enjoying farm-to-table cuisine with the community.
The benefit will be hosted by emcee Kainoa Horcajo and will feature great food, a silent and live auction and live acoustic Brazilian music by ManaBrasil.
Cocktails, wine and beer will be available for purchase; the event is open to the public for those age 21 and older.
As the Montessori School of Maui’s primary fundraising event for the 2016-17 school year, the Taste of Upcountry will generate proceeds to support the school’s operating budget.
Each year, the school raises funds for student programs, teachers’ professional development, campus maintenance costs and tuition assistance for students.
The following chefs and restaurants that are participating include (subject to change):
Farm-to-Table Dinner Tastes By:
Gary King – Oceanside Restaurant
Cameron Lewark – Spago
Sheldon Simeon – TINROOF
Ben Diamond – The Wooden Crate at Lumeria Maui
Sean Christensen – Maui Country Club
The Chefs at ‘Ulupalakua Ranch Store Grill
Uma Dugied – Star Anise Catering
Emily King – Oceanside Restaurant
Cocktails & Bar Service By:
Ross Steidel – Perfect Pour Maui
Hali‘imaile Distilling/PAU Vodka
Taste of Upcountry’s corporate sponsors include:
Goodfellow Brothers Inc.
General Admission tickets start at $100.
Seated General Admission Tickets are $125 and VIP Tables of 10 start at $2,500.
To purchase tickets, or to find more information and a description of VIP perks, please visit here  or call: (808) 573-0374
Montessori School of Maui is located at 2933 Baldwin Ave. in Makawao.