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                                                                   CULINARY FUTURES
                                         Our culinary industry is a critical component of the US Virgin Islands’
                                           economy and brings widespread notice to our island community,
                                        meaningful social and cultural exchanges, and career paths for our youth.

                                                       Our 2014 theme "Culinary Futures" emphasizes the
                                                 St. Croix Food and Wine Experience and A Taste of St. Croix’s
                                                   commitment to our community, to our culinary industry,
                                                      and to nurturing the exceptional talent of our youth.

                                                                        Join us in 2014 for our youth!




Sponsorship Opportunities   St. Croix Food and Wine Experience | April 6-12, 2014                        www.stcroixfoodandwine.com
how it all began…                                                                                       ABout the St. Croix FounDAtion
in 2001, two local restaurateurs, Kelly odom and Katherine pugliese, started                           St. Croix Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit
A taste of St. Croix to celebrate and showcase the diverse cuisine on St. Croix                        organization that serves the entire uS Virgin
in the uS Virgin islands. An instant success, the founders then chose the St. Croix                    islands in the areas of education, historic
Foundation to be the steward of the event’s proceeds and to invest it into critical                    preservation, community and economic
community initiatives. As A taste of St. Croix grew, so too did the number of                          development, public safety, and fiscal
events and supporters and it soon expanded into the St. Croix Food and Wine                            sponsorship of smaller nonprofits. For
experience. now in its 14th year, the St. Croix Food and Wine experience is a                          over 20 years, the Foundation has been
week-long event series that attracts more than 3000 guests, including travel                           committed to identifying emerging needs
writers, vintners, chefs, and foodies.                                                                 in the community and forging innovative
                                                                                                       solutions while leveraging scarce resources.
the impact…                                                                                            nationally recognized by the uS Small
                                                                                                       Business Administration, the Council on
named as one of the top 10 international food and wine events by
                                                                                                       Foundations, the national School Boards
Forbestravel.com, the St. Croix Food and Wine experience has raised over
                                                                                                       Association, and the international Downtown
$1.5 million for community programs since its inception. As a part of the
                                                                                                       Association for our comprehensive community
Foundation’s belief in leveraging resources, the St. Croix Food and Wine
                                                                                                       development and education work, St. Croix
experience brings millions of dollars of revenue into the Virgin islands
                                                                                                       Foundation directs all proceeds from the
economy. in addition to the charitable work it supports, during the week
                                                                                                       St. Croix Food and Wine experience towards
of the St. Croix Food and Wine experience shops are busy, hotels are full,
                                                                                                       meaningful projects that benefit the people
restaurants bustle, and distributors and wholesalers see a boost in sales.
                                                                                                       of our Virgin islands.
it’s a benefit for the territory that keeps on giving.


St. Croix Foundation (340) 773-9898            St. Croix Food and Wine experience | April 6-12, 2014                              Sponsorship opportunities
                                                                                                             With the extraordinary quality of
                                                                                                          food and drink presented at this year’s
                                                                                                         event, it seems Forbes Travel was ahead
                                                                                                             of the game when it named the
                                                                                                           St. Croix Food and Wine Experience
                                                                                                            to its list of Ten Best International
                                                                                                                 Food and Wine Festivals…

                                                                                                                  ~ The Daily Blender, 2013


More media coverage than ever before
The St. Croix Food and Wine Experience continues to enjoy prestigious placement in some of print media’s most trusted ‘foodie’
and travel publications. In addition to television, radio, and online magazine coverage, the St. Croix Food and Wine Experience’s
exposure reaches the entire US Virgin Islands, San Juan, and the continental states, from Florida to Oregon. Every year, the list
grows, but to name just a few…

  •   Culinary Travels w/Dave Eckert (PBS)   •     Ocean Home Magazine                                      •   flanboyanteats.com
  •   Travel Channel                         •     Forbes International                                     •   The Daily News
  •   Dallas Morning News                    •     San Juan Star                                            •   St. Croix Avis
  •   Delicious Living                       •     NBC South Florida News                                   •   TV-2
  •   Jaunted.com                            •     MSNBC                                                    •   WTJX – USVI
  •   Uncommon Caribbean                     •     Islands Magazine                                         •   WJKC – USVI
  •   Hotelchatter.com                       •     The Daily Blender                                        •   Urbane Magazine

Maximizing exposure through web-based and social media
Your investment pays o with our web and social media coverage that promotes our sponsors using Facebook, Twitter and email
blasts. Our email rates are above average for the industry with a 21.86% open rate and a 4.71% click through rate (industry
standard is 3%). This is a 1.75% increase in click through rate in one year. We also added a G+ profile this year and our Pinterest
Board has 88 followers.


Sponsorship Opportunities                        St. Croix Food and Wine Experience | April 6-12, 2014                           www.stcroixfoodandwine.com
Do Good, Feel Good & See the Benefits
Sponsoring offers extensive benefits that complement your strategic marketing objectives while also satisfying company
philanthropic goals. And because all proceeds from the St. Croix Food and Wine experience are directed to nonprofit initiatives,
a significant portion of your sponsorship dollars is tax deductible and will provide:
  • enhanced company image through corporate philanthropy                                       • reinforcement of brand loyalty and strengthening
    where high impact matches strategic, targeted interests                                       of current consumer relationships
  • Broadened market awareness of your products and services                                    • increased exposure and networking opportunities
  • identification of new, quality customers
From a title Sponsor to a Friend and everything in between, there’s a way to get involved and accrue the return on your
investment. Choose the level that fits you best and enjoy a full complement of benefits and recognition.

  ChooSe the LeVeL thAt FitS you BeSt AnD enJoy A FuLL CoMpLeMent oF BeneFitS AnD reCoGnition.
                                    Title                Platinum                    Gold                       Silver            Bronze                   Friend
                                  $50,000                $25,000                   $10,000                     $5,000             $2,500                   $1,000
      Branding Rights         St. Croix Food &          One event
                              Wine Experience         of your choice

         Exhibit Space       A Taste of St. Croix

           Advertising       Logo prominently        Logo strategically         Logo Included
        Print Materials          featured                 placed
    Celebrity Gift Bag            Included               Included                  Included                   Included            Included
          Promotion
      St. Croix Food &         Full Page/Color         Full Page/BW             Half Page/BW             Quarter Page/BW           Logo                  Mentioned
         Wine Booklet           (inside cover)         (inside page)
  A Taste of St. Croix                Logo                 Logo                      Logo                       Logo               Logo                  Mentioned
              Booklet
 stcroixfoodandwine           Logo and link on       Logo and link on         Logo and link on           Logo and link on       Logo on the            Listed on the
      .com Presence            the home page          the home page            the home page             the sponsor page      sponsor page            sponsor page
        tasteofstcroix         Logo and link          Logo and link
      .com Presence           on sponsor page        on sponsor page
                Event           Repeatedly at           Regularly at            Acknowledged               Acknowledged       Acknowledged             Acknowledged
     Announcements               each event             each event               at each event              at 3+ events       at 2+ events             at 1+ event
        On-site Event Banner prominently            Banner displayed at         Logo Included              Logo Included       Logo Included           Logo Included
             Signage displayed at all events        one selected event
                               Complimentary           Complimentary          Advance purchase           Advance purchase    Advance purchase        Advance purchase
         Event Tickets
                            tickets to each event   tickets to one event          available                  available           available               available
                   Notes: (1) Contact the Foundation directly to discuss in kind donations or advance ticket purchases; (2) acknowledgement begins as of date of commitment

St. Croix Foundation (340) 773-9898                           St. Croix Food and Wine experience | April 6-12, 2014                                Sponsorship opportunities
                            2014 EVENT CALENDAR, APRIL 6TH                                           APRIL 12TH
  SUNDAY, APRIL 6                           TUESDAY, APRIL 8                                          WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9

Cuisine on the Green                       Gourmet Vintner Dinner                                    Food Fight!
Kick o the week of events and indulge      Tutto Bene Restaurant pairs a celebrity                   One of the most popular and exciting
yourself! Combine a favorite pastime       chef with a renowned wine maker to                        events of the week, Food Fight! has
with great food and fine spirits. Held at   create the perfect dining Experience.                     celebrity and island chefs teaming
the Carambola Golf Club, a Robert Trent    With its gourmet-themed auction and                       together to compete in a series of
Jones course, you will enjoy a lively      classy atmosphere, the Gourmet Vintner                    entertaining challenges that takes
tournament with tasty bites and drinks     Dinner is the perfect way to start a week                 place right on the beach at the hip
at every tee. Non-golfers are invited to   of indulgence and generosity.                             north shore restaurant eat@canebay.
tour the tastings via a golf cart.
                                           City Crawl                                                The Galleon Wine Dinner
                                           Taste your way through historic                           A spectacular dining experience that
                                           Christiansted and enjoy St. Croix’s                       features specialized menus designed to
                                           finest dining Experiences. Start with                      complement the finest of wines. With a
                                           tasty appetizers and finish with a fabulous                guest vintner and great entertainment,
                                           dessert each course will o er a refreshing                The Galleon serves up a gustatory profile
                                           change in atmosphere and a perfectly                      to awake even the most complex palate.
                                           paired wine. A fun and unique night with
                                           only the best in food, wine, and friends.

Sponsorship Opportunities                    St. Croix Food and Wine Experience | April 6-12, 2014                        www.stcroixfoodandwine.com
                        expLore A WeeK oF DynAMiC FooD & Wine eVentS
  thurSDAy, ApriL 10                         FriDAy, ApriL 11                                           SAturDAy, ApriL 12

A taste of St. Croix                        Cork & Fork                                                Kids Cooking
this is the event that started it all and   prepared by celebrity chefs with wines                     this youth event ignites excitement about
simply cannot be missed. you'll start       presented by visiting vintners, these                      cooking with little chefs learning to make
your evening in the Vip area, which         elegant dinners are prepared for an                        simple, fun recipes under the instruction
means you'll be the first to enter this      intimate group of 12-20 guests. Dinners                    of both celebrity and local chefs.
sell-out event. held at Divi Carina Bay     are hosted in stunning private homes,
resort, you will join almost 2000           several of which have appeared in                          Wine in the Warehouse
participants and guests that sample the     national publications.                                     Wine brings everyone together to finish
expertise of over 50 restaurants, chefs,                                                               off the week of Food and Wine experience.
farms, and caterers. Visiting celebrity     Sunset BBQ                                                 enjoy the cool air-conditioned warehouse
chefs, winemakers, rum distilleries, and    Celebrity chefs share their grilling talents               as you sample different wine varietals
breweries also offer samples of their        with our local culinary students at one                    poured by guest winemakers, tasteful
best creations. As the only island-wide     of our hottest events. held in historic                    cocktail bites, and music. this one-night
culinary competition of its kind, taste     Frederiksted overlooking the water, this                   transformation of the warehouse is a
also offers a thread of excitement           unique event allows you the opportunity                    beautiful, surprising, and fun experience.
throughout the night as restaurants         to meet and mingle with celebrity chefs
are judged by renowned chefs and            and enjoy unparalleled views as you dine
await the final results.                     and dance under the stars.

St. Croix Foundation (340) 773-9898            St. Croix Food and Wine experience | April 6-12, 2014                           Sponsorship opportunities
Comprehensive Orthopaedic Global   Bank of St. Croix
Department of Agriculture          Broadband VI                                                          /atasteofstcroix
ECO Innovations VI                 Cane Bay Dive Shop                                               /stcroixfoodandwine
First Bank                         Caribbean Printing & Marketing
J. Benton Construction, LLC        jetBlue                                                             @stxfoodandwine
Marshall & Sterling Insurance      Renaissance
Merchants Market                   The Stone House Group                                                stxfoundation.org
Pinnacle Services                  Trippin with Mike & Marcy                                           tasteofstcroix.com
Professional Holding Company       Tropical Shipping                                            stcroixfoodandwine.com
Quality Food                       US Viking LLC
StCroixTourism.com                 VI Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine    1023 Market Street             Tel: 340.773.9898
VI Water and Power Authority       Walker Legal Group                  Christiansted VI 00820          Fax: 340.773.8727

				
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