Coral Restoration Foundation’s
6th Annual Gala
PRESENTING GUEST OF HONOR
Richard Vevers of the hit Netflix documentary, Chasing Coral,
Founder and CEO of the Ocean Agency.
Saturday, April 28th, 2018 at Ocean Reef Club
35 Ocean Reef Drive, Key Largo, FL 33037
VIP Cocktail Reception
VIP guests are invited to attend this exclusive reception with our gala speakers. The reception will feature cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, as well as a chance to meet our Guest of Honor and connect with Coral Restoration Foundation leadership.
Raise the Reef Gala
Enjoy a sustainably sourced dinner, along with cocktails, music, and silent and live auctions benefiting Coral Restoration Foundation.
Guest of Honor
Founder and CEO, The Ocean Agency
Richard Vevers is the founder and CEO of The Ocean Agency, an unconventional not-for-profit that uses the powerful combination of new technology, media, partnerships, and creativity to work at a meaningful speed and scale.
Prior to joining the field of ocean conservation, Vevers worked for over ten years at some of the top London advertising agencies, and it is this background that allows him to bring a new approach to ocean conservation. He believes that the combination of creative thinking, effective communication, and strong global partnerships in business, science, and conservation are key to solving the threats facing the ocean. This thinking has manifested in groundbreaking ocean science and conservation projects, such as the XL Catlin Seaview Survey, the most comprehensive survey of the world’s coral reefs ever conducted. Together with The Ocean Agency, Vevers pioneered underwater 360-degree photography technology, leading to the most viewed underwater photography in history as he brought Google Street View underwater. For the last few years, he has lead the only team recording and revealing the Third Global Coral Bleaching event to the world – a mission that resulted in Vevers being the main subject in a Netflix Original Documentary, Chasing Coral.
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Raise the Reef 2018 features a menu that is aligned with the goals and values of the
Coral Restoration Foundation…
Proving that sustainability can be synonymous with world-class dining, the Chef offers “Lionfish Three Ways” – a delicious culinary solution to the region’s invasive lionfish problem. The banquet dinner is in line with recommendations from the United Nations that reducing meat consumption could be one of the most effective ways to slow climate change – each course is an indulgent display of vegetarian cooking at its finest.
Passed Hors d’Oeuvres
Lionfish Three Ways
Lionfish Ceviche Spoon with Cuzco Corn and Sweet Potato
Crispy Skewered Lionfish with Creole Remoulade
Blackened Lionfish Satay with Sweet Thai Chili Sauce
Wild Mushroom and Leek Ragout Phyllo Cup
Thai Spring Rolls Stuffed with Enoki Mushrooms, Chives, and Basil, with Lime Vinaigrette
Caprese with Tomato Jam, Mozzarella, Basil, and Balsamic Drizzle on Ciabatta
Tangy Arugula & Watermelon Salad
Baby Arugula, with Mouthwatering Raspberries Coulis, Compressed Watermelon, Kale, Walnuts, Stilton, Cape Gooseberries, Balsamic Syrup and a Lemon Vinaigrette
Spinach and Butternut Squash “Wellington” & Mushroom Ravioli Duet
With Oven-Roasted Roma Tomatoes Smothered in Pesto, and Mushroom and Artichoke Ragout
Strawberry Shortcake and Old-Fashioned Buttermilk Biscuits
With Fresh Strawberries and Whipped Cream