Rob Rice Homes is proud to announce our sponsorship of the highly anticipated Saint Martin’s Gala. By embodying the University’s values of hospitality and stewardship, this community affair aims to formally support scholarships for students across Saint Martin’s academic programs.
This annual black-tie event never disappoints – every year, more than 500 people gather to take part in an exciting live auction, a delectable five-course meal and an impressive cooking demonstration by a world-renowned chef. Hosting the 2019 Saint Martin’s Gala will be Top Chef contestant, TV personality, restaurateur and author, Carla Hall.
The 2019 University Gala Event
For the past eight years, Saint Martin’s University has hosted a remarkable community event to aid in scholarship contributions, which annually supports more than 1,200 students pursuing their degrees.
This year, at the 2019 Gala, tables individually sponsored by many local businesses will fill Saint Martin’s Marcus Pavilion, which will be elegantly transformed into a sleek and modern dining space with sophisticated lighting. While participants gather in a lively and invigorating environment, world-renowned chef, Carla Hall, will showcase her culinary skills for guests by providing a live, in-person, cooking demonstration – a fabulous once in a lifetime experience.
Guests will enjoy the festivities at the Saint Martin’s Gala while a delectable five-course meal is served. The night will not only be filled with fantastic food; it will also include a live auction with spectacular items for the taking. Keep your eyes open – maybe you will find and a new treasure that will be the perfect complement for your Rob Rice Home!
Out of love and support for our greater Thurston County community, Rob Rice Homes is incredibly thrilled and honored to be a sponsor of this fantastic event. Other local sponsors that are also supporting the Saint Martin’s Gala include:
- Anthony’s Homeport Olympia
- Aurora LASIK
- Batdorf & Bronson
- Bon Appetit
- Capitol City Press
- Chicago Title
- Eola Hills Winery
- Hanson Subaru
- Maryhill Winery
- Olympia Vision Clinic
- Panowicz Jewelers
- Reasons Wine
- Showcase Magazine
- Sunset Air
- Taylor Shellfish Farms
- Top Rung Brewing
Last year, Roy Yamaguchi (James Beard-award winning chef also known for his Hawai`i-inspired cuisine, restaurants, cookbooks and show on PBS) attracted an excited crowd and an impressive $1.3 million in donations at the 2018 Gala, which positively impacted over a thousand Saint Martin’s University students.
Other well-known chefs that have participated include:
- Ming Tsai, James Beard-award winning chef, TV host and restaurateur
- Andrew Zimmern, three-time James Beard-award winning host of Bizarre Foods on the Travel Channel
- Ligia Karazawa, head chef of the extraordinary Eataly Brazil’s Brace restaurant in São Paulo
- Mario Batali, Carla Hall, Michael Symon and Clinton Kelly, of the Emmy-winning show, “The CHEW”
- Lidia Bastianich, TV personality, famed cookbook author and restaurateur
- Michael Symon, TV host, owner of eight distinguished restaurants and cookbook author
Contact Us For More Information
If your family is excited about the comradery and values the Lacey community provides, look no further for the perfect city to settle down in. Rob Rice Homes has three neighborhoods in Lacey, and even more incredible communities throughout the Thurston County region. Contact us for more details about our latest Rob Rice Homes available and/or additional information on our sponsorship of the Saint Martin’s Gala! Also, don’t miss your chance to purchase your ticket or volunteer for the extravagant community event taking place on November 2nd.