More than two dozen St. John dining and drinking establishments and food and beverage purveyors are expected to take part Saturday in the annual St. John Rotary Flavors event, a fundraiser for the club’s projects on the island.
The event is slated to take place from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Westin Resort. Tickets are available at Connections in Coral Bay and Cruz Bay, Chelsea Drug Store in Red Hook and at the Marketplace, St. John Hardware, St. John Properties, Trevor’s Activity Center at Mongoose Junction, or on line at www.flavorsstjohn.com.
The event is an early-season, friendly competition between established island restaurants, resorts, caterers and private chefs. Guest judges, including at least one celebrity chef, will award professional bragging rights for the best culinary creations and libations – and organizers are trying to stir up the friendly competitive juices of island chefs and mixologists.
All proceeds benefit the Rotary Scholarship Fund and other community projects. Card carrying food handlers can check out their competitors for a $75 donation and tickets are available to everyone else in advance for $100 or for $110 at the door of the Westin Resort Ballroom event. Your donation is tax deductible.
The Cool Sessions Brass band perform. There also will be a silent auction of wonderful items and gift certificates donated by scores of island businesses.
Proceeds will benefit St. John Rotary Club’s projects from multiple college scholarships, school dictionaries, planners and supplies, to reading book distributions and a variety of other community projects. This year, the Rotary Club is working on developing a community career/vocational learning center in Cruz Bay.