Chef In My Garden Feat. Kasey Mills, Mediterranean Exploration Company

In-PersonSouthwest Hills, Portland


Banquet (20+ Guests)
Growing Gardens is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that teaches gardening skills, strengthens communities, and builds organic vegetable gardens in homes, schools and correctional facilities across Oregon. The Growing Garden teams support children, adults, inmates and families with garden-based education, hand-on learning opportunities, garden beds, seeds, mentoring, and employment. They work with people who have limited access to safe and nutritious food, and partner with them to become healthier, more physically active and connected with their neighbors-thereby contributing to stronger, more sustainable and vibrant communities. 17 years ago Growing Gardens launched the Chef in My Garden dinner series as an annual summer fundraiser. Chef in My Garden dinners are the perfect place to enjoy a fantastic multi-course meal, learn about the work at Growing Gardens and support this impactful organization. Located in the Southwest hills of Portland, the home of Susan Denman will surely delight with its exquisite garden and the historical charm of her home. In this lovely garden, you will enjoy delicious dishes created by Chef Kasey Mills. Kasey moved to Portland, Oregon in 2001 to attend culinary school and immediately began working six days a week while taking classes, working his way up the ranks at well regarded restaurants in the area. When he heard John Gorham was planning to open a new Spanish restaurant, he introduced himself and was offered the job of Sous Chef of Toro Bravo. He worked directly under Gorham for three years before being promoted Chef de Cuisine. Inspired by the way a region’s cuisine tells a story of its peoples’ interactions and exchanges over time, Kasey Mills aims to bring the rich cultural history of the eastern Mediterranean to the Pacific Northwest. His menus of diverse yet cohesive dishes at Mediterranean Exploration Company and Shalom Y’all pay tribute to the exploration of people across the Mediterranean throughout history. Modifications politely declined. If you have a severe food allergy, please contact [email protected]. *Wine pairings and a signature cocktail are included in the ticket price.* All dinners are held rain or shine. For more information, please visit the Growing Gardens website:

Menu detail

The Chef in My Garden chefs prepare a 4-5 course meal that is prepared with food that is as seasonally of-the-moment as possible, therefore menus are not released in advance.

Chef In My Garden Feat. Kasey Mills, Mediterranean Exploration Company

In-PersonSouthwest Hills, Portland
(Exact Address will be shared upon purchase.)