Hillsides Hosts Farm to Table Event at a Breathtaking Historic Venue

From left to right, Hillsides Board Members: Alison Stewart, Nicola Miller, Uyen-Uyen Vo, Ava Herrera, Katie Bolton, Michele Van Buren, and Holly Breckheimer. Joseph M. Costa President and CEO of Hillsides, left, poses with Chelisa and Jim VagimAmy Cousineau, left, Stacey Roth, and Beth Foster.Carrie Espinoza poses for a picture during Hillsides 100 Farm to Table event.Chef Claud Beltran from Claud and Co. prepares the table with Hors d\' Oeuvres. Chef Claud Beltran from Claud and Co. smells a fresh pineapple.Terry Gavitt, left, Lisa Gavitt and Jeff GavittJohn and Pam MahonAlan and Ashley Alexander.Jim Vagim poses with his Family, Georgia Vagim, Chelisa Vagim, and Maddie Vagim. Beth Krappman, left, Lauralyn Deringer, Katherine Solaini.Guests during the Hillsides 100 Farm to Table event. Terry Gavitt looks for her seat during Hillsides 100 Farm to Table event.

Photography by JAMES CARBONE

5:27 am | June 25, 2018

On Sunday, June 24, Hillsides H100 guests attended the agency’s annual Farm to Table dinner at a private Pasadena estate.

Set in resort-like grounds and a private lake, the estate overlooked the San Gabriel Valley with stunning views for all guests to enjoy the summer evening.

Noted restaurateur Claud Beltran, owner of Claud and Co. catering and the Pasadena restaurants the Eatery and Bacchus’ Kitchen, served as chef for the evening presenting organic, farm-fresh food and fare.

“This event is always magical, and this year promises to be even more so due to the stunning location,” said Hillsides Chief Advancement Officer Carrie Espinoza. “The estate includes a lake, bocce ball court and spectacular views of the San Gabriel Valley, and is the perfect backdrop to enjoying some of the area’s best dishes prepared by the incomparable Claud Beltran and his team at Claud and Co.”

H100 is a group of young individuals in the community committed to further building awareness for Hillsides for the next hundred years. H100 members enrich the lives of the youth and families of Hillsides by providing fun activities and seasonal giving that creates lasting memories and improves the quality of life through a network of community support with various ways for members to participate.

For more about Hillsides, see https://www.hillsides.org/about