GleanKY’s premier fundraiser will be held at Fairyhouse Hall on September 15 from 6-10:30 PM. Guests will enjoy a cocktail hour with food and drink tasting stations and a 3-course dinner prepared with locally sourced ingredients by Fairyhouse Hall’s own Shane Haffey. The Bent Penny Band will provide the tunes throughout the evening and Food Network’s Jason Smith will be in attendance to share his passion and mingle with guests.
Jason Smith is the Season 13 winner of Next Food Network Star. Jason competed among others around the nation and won the votes of Giada De Laurentiis and Bobby Flay. Jason is also the winner of Holiday Baking Championship Season 3. Before his newly found fame, Jason was a cafeteria manager in Eastern Kentucky and saw first-hand the effects food insecurity had on school children.
Fairyhouse Hall is a social club, event venue, bed and breakfast, and home to Slow Food Lexington, KY. Many of the ingredients that will be used throughout the evening will have been grown or raised on site. Additional event sponsors include WKYT, Big Ass Fans, Dean Dorton, Pivot Brewing, and Jack Rudy Cocktail Co.
Tickets to the Garden Gala are available for purchase in advance of the event for $135. Tickets include valet, cocktail hour, 3-course dinner, drinks, and entertainment. Limited seating is available. To purchase tickets, please visit our event website.