The Taylor Haugen Foundation will hold their seventh annual Savor The Season fundraiser on Thursday, November 3, 2016. This culinary experience has grown to become one of the most popular events on 30A and benefits the foundation’s efforts to make sports safer for middle- and high-school-aged athletes.
Situated around the Caliza Pool at Alys Beach, Savor The Season features twelve of the area’s finest chefs who showcase their culinary talents with signature dishes.
Each signature dish is paired with a fine wine or craft beer. The evening culminates with an exciting live auction and entertainment provided by national recording artist Michael J. Thomas.
Our new 30A Wines will also be featured at the event.
The participating restaurants include Seagar’s Prime Steaks & Seafood, Caliza Restaurant, Restaurant Paradis, Nola Boiling Company, Bake My Day Destin, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, CHL Signature Catering of 30A, Culinary Catering 365, Stinky’s Fish Camp, and George’s at Alys Beach.
The Taylor Haugen Foundation was created to honor the memory of the 15-year-old Niceville High School student who passed away after an injury sustained during a football game on August 30, 2008. Proceeds from Savor The Season help support the Taylor Haugen Foundation’s YESS (Youth Equipment for Sports Safety) Program.
The primary goal of the YESS Program is to reduce the number of sports-related abdominal injuries in middle and high school athletes. Working directly with school administrators, the THF Board of Directors actively participate in a variety of meetings and activities to present the benefits of wearing sports safety equipment. Through collaboration with vendors, the YESS program provides interested middle and high school athletic teams with matching grants to purchase state -of-the-art safety equipment.