Laurey Masterton, ever the food activist, hosts a fundraiser for ASAP.

On Wednesday, Sept. 22, Laurey Masterton, owner and operator of Laurey’s Catering and Gourmet to Go, will host a special “hive-to-table” event to benefit the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project — at her own house, featuring demonstrations at her own hives.

A longtime supporter of ASAP, Laurey is currently working with the organization to pair local chefs with area elementary schools as part of the national Chefs Move to Schools program. Masterton recently headed to D.C. for the program’s launch, returning to Asheville inspired. To learn more about the program, visit the Chefs Move to Schools website. The site also includes ways for both schools and chefs to sign in to the program.

Away from her restaurant, where she routinely hosts family-style dinners featuring produce gathered from the Wednesday tailgate market across the street, Masterton’s passion is bees. She keeps busily buzzing hives outside of her Weaverville home, and she recently spoke at TEDx Asheville about the plight of the insects, which are mysteriously disappearing.

For the hive-to-table benefit, Masterton will prepare honey-based hors d’oeuvres and show off her beehives. The evening will also serve as an opportunity to learn more about ASAP’s current work and programs.

The benefit begins at 6:30 p.m. sharp. Tickets are $50 per person, and are very limited. Purchase your tickets via PayPal by visiting the ASAP website and clicking on the Buy Now button. Or, mail a check to ASAP at 306 West Haywood St., Suite 200, Asheville, NC 28801. Please include a phone number with the check, which must be received by Friday, September 17. Checks should be sent to the attention of Scott Bunn.
If you have any difficulty with payment or have questions about the event, contact Scott Bunn.

Directions to Masterton’s house will be emailed after ticket purchase.

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