Chef Cooperatives San Antonio is Hosting an Upcoming Event: “Bringing Back the Garden” to Benefit Blue Heron Recovery Center at Los Patios
Announcing another delicious Chef Cooperatives ‘ fundraising event!
San Antonio’s Chef Cooperatives, a nonprofit comprised of well-known San Antonio chefs, has been instrumental in raising funds through their pop-up events to actively support the health and prosperity of South Central Texas farmers, ranchers and vintners, as well as the local communities. The chefs have also been first responders, feeding these same communities during times of disaster.
Chef Cooperatives is happy to announce their upcoming event, “Bringing Back the Garden,” which includes a virtual garden tour and a picnic basket of delicacies, made by local Chef Cooperatives’ chefs. (Please see menu below.) The meal also includes two complimentary drinks per guest of local wine and beer.
“Out of respect and concern for our community, we decided it would be best to offer another virtual event. This way, everyone can safely participate,” says Stephen Paprocki, President of Chef Cooperatives.
This event is to benefit the Blue Heron Recovery (addiction treatment center) at Los Patios, or more specifically, the nonprofit arm called Los Patios Foundation, which was established to primarily support treatment centers, education, events, sober living and activities that further recovery in the community.
“We are all super excited about the garden event. It’s something we’ve been talking about even before we opened Blue Heron. The garden is one of those magical places that will be filled with honey bees, bunnies, chickens and be accessible to everyone, including our clients and the community,” said Blue Heron Recovery founder, Christine Mayer. “We’re very grateful to the Chef Cooperatives for helping us bring the garden to life.”
Ticket-holders will pick up their picnic basket-style bounty of delicious, garden-fresh dishes made by Chef Cooperatives’ chefs the day before the virtual tour. A wonderful array of local farmers and artisan food companies will donate ingredients to create this spectacular garden party picnic.
On the day of the tour, guests will log into a zoom call to enjoy their meal as they take a virtual tour of the garden with Chef Cooperatives’ president, chef Stephen Paprocki.
“We are thrilled to be working with Christine Mayer and the Blue Heron Recovery Center at Los Patios. We look forward to seeing the garden and this property flourish again, just like it has for so many decades,” said Chef Paprocki.
WHEN/WHERE TO PICK-UP YOUR PICNIC BASKET:
Guests can pick up their “picnic baskets” and complimentary drinks on Saturday, May 14, anytime from 9 am to 5 pm, the day before the official event at:
The CO-OP SA
11911 Crosswinds Way, Unit 306
San Antonio, TX 78233
Virtual Garden Tour with Chef Stephen Paprocki
Sunday, May 15, 2022
1PM – 2PM
Note: Zoom link will be provided once guests purchase their tickets.
Justin Bluhm of Stxbbq
Chris Cook of Special Leaf
Joey Diaz of MoJo Man Eateries
Jarrad Gwaltney of Hill Country Catering
Louis Stephan Halaszyn of Oak Park
Robert Johnson of Robert Brews
Teddy Liang of The Hayden and Gold Feather
Kerry Reid Martin of Pot Luck Beverage Company
John O’Larnic of Chef’s Backyard Youtube Channel
Irma Cabrera Osborn of O’Fudge
Stephen Paprocki of Texas Black Gold Garlic
Jenn Riesman of Rooster Crow Baking Company
Andy Rodley of Olla Express Cafe
Braunda Smith of Lucy Cooper’s Ice House
Toby Soto of Humo
Cheri White of Deep River Specialty Foods
Manny Villareal of Infamous Brewing Company
Ceasar Zepeda of Sangria on the Burg / Alamo Biscuit Co.
$55 per person – can be purchased online at:https://www.
GARDEN PARTY PICNIC MENU
Roasted Garlic Black Eyed Pea Hummus
Whipped Goatalicious Goat Cheese & Talking Tree Farms Caramelized Spring Onion
Roasted Pepper Citrus Babaganoush
Spread the Loaves Sourdough Focaccia
9-1 Produce Farm’s Mixed Spring Lettuces, Fresh Strawberry, Candied Texas Pecans, Sweet Onion, Beet Confit, Grilled Shrooms, Beet Balsamic Vinaigrette
Summer Squash, Swiss Chard and Spinach Lasagna, Black Shallot Bechamel, Crispy Parmesan, Mixed Herbs
Roasted Sweet Potato and Turnip Hash, Pickled Blueberries, Farm Cheese, Rosemary Oil
Rebel Food Provisions Char-Grilled Shaved Flank Steak with Naco Mexican Salsa
Rooster Crow Garden Carrot Cake
Local Wine (sponsor)Red Wine from Re:Rooted 210 Urban Winery
Local Brews (sponsor)Infamous IPA from Infamous Brewing Company