OCTOBER 30th, 2018 ANNUAL BENEFIT AT JOE'S PUB IN NYC
This year the Rockhouse Foundation continued its run of ever more successful Annual Benefits at our 14th annual dinner and performance at Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater in New York City, raising a record $275,000. With Rockhouse, Skylark and Miss Lily’s paying all the event’s expenses, the proceeds will support the Foundation’s ambitious project establishing Jamaica’s first and only inclusion model school where typical learners and children with special needs learn side-by-side in the same classrooms. The evening was full of great vibes, including live auction amazing travel prizes to the Rockhouse Hotel and its newly opened beach resort ‘Skylark’. A fabulous and authentic Jamaican-inspired dinner was created in collaboration by Miss Lily’s along with Chef Andrew Carmellini's Kitchen at Joe's Pub & The Library. The evening culminated with an amazing live performance by legendary reggae icons, Third World .
CHEF NINA COMPTON COOKS AT SKYLARK NEGRIL BEACH RESORT
On July 28th 2018 Skylark Negril Beach Resort and Chef Andre Fowles, hosted the St Lucian star chef Nina Compton for an intimate 5 course jerk themed dinner benefiting the Rockhouse Foundation. The James Beard Foundation recently named Compton it’s Best Chef: South and she was named one of Food & Wine’s “Best New Chefs” in 2017. The Benefit Dinner raised US$10,000 for the Rockhouse Foundation.
The Jerk themed dinner included the following courses:
•Jerk Barracuda / Carrot Curry / Papaya
•Avocado (Pear) Salad / Buttermilk Dressing / Chicken Fried Habaneros /Jerk Salt
•Jerk Oxtail / Breadfruit Gnocchi / Minted Breadcrumbs
•Jerk Salt Baked Snapper / Dasheen Puree / Scallions
•Jerk Mango / Coconut Rice Pudding
MAY 2018, ANNUAL RAFFLE AND SPRING DINNER
Thanks to all those who so generously gave to our Raffle and Spring Dinner. We raised approximately US$75,000 from this fund raising - all costs were underwritten by our sponsors and the Rockhouse & Skylark Hotels. Every cent of every donation and ticket purchased is invested directly into our Projects. Special thanks to Peter Picard, Rhy Waddington & Sam Whitford, Adam Schop and the Miss Lily’s Team, Tara Harrison and Andrew MacIntyre for the music and Jet Blue our longstanding sponsor.
Congratulation to our Spring Raffle drawing winners!
1st Prize: Ashley Connelly: A Week Long Getaway for 2 at Rockhouse Hotel flying JetBlue (Value $6000)
2nd Prize: Jim Miller: A Week Long Getaway for 2 at Skylark Negril Beach, Rockhouse sister property, flying JetBlue ($4000)
3rd Prize: MaryAnn Gendron: Dinner for 8 at Miss Lily’s - NYC/Dubai/Jamaica (Value $1200)
4th Prize: Kelly Custer: 5 Days of Wellness for 2 with Daily Spa at Rockhouse (room & airfare not included) (Value $1100)
5th Prize: Delaire Dillon: 3 Days of Indulgence for 2 with Private Dinner at Rockhouse (room & airfare not included) (Value $500)
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