Pools, Patios, Pergolas...Luxury Tasting Event To Benefit Food Rescue US July 13th!

CTbites Team

A new local food and home luxury event will provide attendees an exclusive opportunity to enjoy fabulous outdoor living spaces and the best summer fare and specialty cocktails. Pools, Patios, Pergolas, a Luxury Tasting Event, benefiting Food Rescue US and being held on Saturday, July 13 from 5 pm to 9 pm, is a fun evening featuring the finest of summer entertaining with signature cuisine and cocktails from Fairfield County’s top caterers: AMG Catering, Festivities, and Marcia Selden Catering in beautiful backyard settings.

Guests will be divided into rotating groups as they visit a selection of distinct Westport properties showcasing their exquisite pools, patios or pergolas. Each home will feature a different award-winning caterer with a unique menu and theme, plus specially-designed drinks and a curated playlist of music. Playlists will be available for download so guests can enjoy them throughout the summer season. After each group visits each property, they will convene at the final locale for a festive outdoor party featuring popular food trucks, including Fryborg and Don Bronco Taqueria. Tickets are $125 per person and can be purchased at https://give.foodrescue.us/poolspatiospergolas

“KMS Partners at Compass have a strong philanthropic commitment to the communities where we work, and as a team, partner with organizations focused on sustainability, education and historic preservation, said Kim Harizman, Realtor and Partner at KMS Partners at Compass.“Working with Food Rescue US, an organization leading the way in ending food insecurity and reducing waste, seems a natural extension and we are thrilled to host this event together.”

“Food Rescue - Fairfield County is thrilled to work with KMS Partners at Compass for this new summer event highlighting the best in outdoor summer entertaining,” said Nicole Straight, Food Rescue - Fairfield County Site Director. “We are grateful for KMS Partners’ support and active participation in the community and the work we do.”

Event sponsors to date include: Silver sponsors -- Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Susan Tracy’s House Whispers, Elvira Mae's. and Stew Leonard’s Wines & Spirits; Bronze sponsors -- TEEDCO. and Teed & Brown.  


KMS Partners, founded in 1999, is an exclusive real estate partnership and the founding team of Compass Westport. Comprised of 8 accomplished agents Sheila Keenan, Laurie Morris, Karen Scott, Susan Seath, Mary Ellen Gallagher, David Weber, Kim Harizman and Michael Mombello, we understand real estate is about people, not just homes. Living where we work and active in our communities, we are proud to help Food Rescue US feed thousands of our Fairfield County neighbors who are food insecure while reducing the negative impact on our environment stemming from significant food waste.


Food Rescue US, a non-profit organization, is a leader in reducing both hunger and food waste in America. Through the use of its proprietary mobile app, Food Rescue US easily connects its

team of volunteers with companies that have excess food with social service organizations feeding the food insecure. Founded in Fairfield County in 2011 and still operating as its largest location, it has now expanded nationally to 12 states and the District of Columbia where its volunteer food rescuers quickly deliver the food from its donors to the receiving organizations. In 2018, Food Rescue US completed more than 25,000 rescues equaling over 6.8 million meals delivered.

Americans waste 40% of its food supply ending up in landfills which creates methane gas and warms the planet. At the same time, there are more than 40 million individuals, including 12 million children, who are food insecure in America. Food Rescue US transforms a negative,

food waste, into a positive, by delivering fresh, healthy food to millions of people who are food insecure through a community of dedicated volunteers.

For more information, visit foodrescue.us and download the mobile app.