Chef Kyle Connaughton landed kickflips and ollies before he landed three Michelin stars as a world-renowned chef and co-owner of Healdsburg’s farm-to-table phenomenon SingleThread. In a recent interview with North Bay Biz, Connaughton references how skate culture led him into the culinary world. “Cooking in kitchens is a lot like skateboarding in that it’s creative and you can develop your own style,” he says. “There’s a rush of working in a kitchen that attracts people who skateboard.”
In the heart of downtown Healdsburg, CA, the 3-star Michelin Guide award-winning SingleThread was recently named one of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants. SingleThread Farm, located on 24 acres in the historic Dry Creek Valley, supplies vegetables, fruit, herbs, flowers, honey, eggs, and olive oil to their restaurant kitchen. Connaughton and his wife, Katina, who run SingleThread’s farm alongside the acclaimed restaurant, share a lifelong passion for skateboarding and in August 2021 became members on the Board of Advocates for The Skatepark Project.
To raise funds for The Skatepark Project, SingleThread will be auctioning off a unique experience of a 10-course tasting menu with beverage pairings for up to four guests, and a private tour of SingleThread’s farm. The package has an estimated fair market value of more than $3,000. The auction will run from February 15th – 22nd, and all proceeds will benefit The Skatepark Project’s mission to help underserved communities create safe and inclusive public skateparks for youth.
To bid on this once-in-a-lifetime experience, please visit: eBay