​​​Basil Fest "2018 Chefs Challenge"

"A Brunch of Basil"

Our chefs this year will be cooking up a variety of dishes for brunch, all - of course!! - using basil

​Sample the recipes and leave a donation in support of our 2018 charity of choice, Camp CAMP

Our Celebrity Chefs for 2018 Basil Fest

Chef Jenny Mattingsley - The Oblate Center, San Antonio

Chef/Nutritionist Suzanne Parker - Powerhouse Bakery, San Antonio

​Camp CAMP's own Chef

Basil Fest 2018

"A Brunch of Basil" May 19th at the Pearl

Schedule of Events

Everything you need to know about Growing Basil  with Shane Dunford from Nature's Herb Farm

Using Basil in the Pantry with Dr. Connie Sheppard from Texas Agri Life.  Dr. Connie will let us in to some canning secrets and ways to preserve the wonderful taste of basil!

The Jr. Master Gardeners will  again be on hand from 9:00 – 1:00 to help the children pot a Basil plant to take home.
 All events are free and open to the public.
** Voting for the Chefs Challenge is by cash & check.  All monies collected go to “Camp CAMP”

in support of providing a summer camp facility for individuals with severe disabilities

Vote Generously (and vote as often as you like!!) in  support of our 2018 charity, Camp CAMP


Basil Beverages with Chef Olaf Harmel - using Basil in your summer drinks and cocktails!


11:30 - 1 pm