Savor The Season to benefit Taylor Haugen Foundation

Special to The Log

The Taylor Haugen Foundation will hold the sixth annual Savor The Season fundraiser from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 4 at Caliza Pool at Alys Beach. This culinary experience has grown to become one of the most popular events on 30A. Situated around the Caliza Pool at Alys Beach, Savor The Season will feature 12 of the area’s chefs as they showcase their culinary talents with signature dishes, a wine tasting, as well as a live and silent auction. Additionally, there will be live entertainment provided by national recording artist, Michael J Thomas.

The participating restaurants include Seagar’s Prime Steaks & Seafood, Highland’s House, Caliza Restaurant, Restaurant Paradis, V Seagrove, Nola Boiling Company, Bake My Day, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, CHL Signature Catering of 30A, Culinary Catering 365, Stinky’s Fish Camp, and Havana Beach Bar & Grill.

Tickets for Savor The Season are $75 per person and be purchased online at

The Taylor Haugen Foundation was created to honor the memory of the 15-year-old Niceville High School student who passed away after an injury sustained during a football game on Aug. 30, 2008. Proceeds from Savor The Season help support the Taylor Haugen Foundation’s YESS (Youth Equipment for Sports Safety) Program. The primary goal of the YESS Program is to reduce the number of sports-related abdominal injuries in middle and high school athletes. The YESS Program provides awareness of abdominal injuries and equips youth contact sports teams with the same technologically advanced safety equipment worn by professional and collegiate athletes. Working directly with school administrators, the THF Board of Directors actively participates in a variety of meetings and activities to present the benefits of wearing sports safety equipment. Through collaboration with vendors, the YESS program provides interested middle and high school athletic teams with matching grants to purchase “state of the art” safety equipment.