Youth Garden Project in Moab
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July 31, 2021 @ 7pm

Farm-to-table at the Youth Garden

Garden Dinner, Brunch, and YGPizza Night events are delicious and unique experiences for locals and visitors alike, celebrating the seasonal abundance of food sourced on site, from the Moab Valley, and the wider Colorado Plateau region!

No reservations required for YGPizza Night! Staff and volunteers will prepare your pizza with ingredients fresh from the garden, and fire-roast it in the cob oven where they come out perfect every time! We are hosting the first YGPizza Night in July 2021, and look forward to making this a regular event. 

Each year, YGP hosts a buffet-style Mother’s Day Brunch at the garden using delicious, spring veggies, eggs from the YGP chickens, and more! Tickets are priced affordably, and children 2 or younger eat for free.

YGP Garden Dinners have been around for many years now, but each one is a little different! For a Garden Dinner event, we invite guest chefs to the garden to prepare a four-course meal using fresh garden produce. Guests are seated throughout the garden or at a long communal table and enjoy their locally grown meal in the midst of the garden’s beauty. Ample time is allowed between courses for guests to savor the flavors and enjoy time spent among family, friends, and fellow food enthusiasts. Garden Dinners are scheduled throughout the growing season.

All proceeds from our farm-to-table events support hands-on, garden-based learning and engagement experiences for youth and community members in Moab. Come enjoy the bounty of the garden with us!

We are always interested in working with new chefs! If you are excited to put together a seasonally-inspired menu celebrating local food, give us a call at 435.259.2326 or email

Upcoming events

Dates are added throughout the season! Sign up for our mailing list to be notified of upcoming Garden Dinners.

YGPizza Night
Friday, July 9
$10 fire-roasted pizzas at the garden!

July Garden Dinner
July 21st, 7pm
w/ Guest Chef Brian Sward


July Garden Dinner!
July 31st, 2021, 7pm

Enjoy a farm-to-table dinner at the Youth Garden Project with Guest Chef Brian Sward!

The Youth Garden Project, along with Brian Sward of the Moab Brewery, would like to invite you all out to a garden dinner the evening of Saturday, July 31st! Enjoy a multi-course meal prepared with seasonal ingredients harvested straight from the garden and from other local farms. Twinkling lights strung between the fruit trees, beautiful table settings, delicious food & beverages–an evening at the beautiful Youth Garden Project is sure to be a unique and special experience for locals and visitors alike.

Here are the need-to-know details:
Tickets are $50 a person and should be purchased in advance.

The event begins at 7pm with beverages on the patio. Dining service begins at 7:30pm.

Seating is limited so reserve your spot ASAP!

You may be seated privately with your family, or join the YGP community table.

Tickets may be refunded up to 48 hours before the event; after that we will not be able to offer a refund for canceled tickets.

Proceeds will benefit YGP’s youth and community programs, such as Garden Classroom Field Trips, YGP Summer Camp, CareShare produce donations, and more!

About Brian Sward
Brian began his culinary career while attending Penn State University, in State College, PA. It was in the research kitchen while working on the USDA’s Healthy Lunch program that he discovered his love and passion for food and hospitality. His culinary career then spanned an amazing decade taking him from Arizona to NYC, with stops in Albuquerque, and even to Atlanta cooking at the Athlete’s Village for the ’96 Olympic games. Once he planted roots in NYC he worked at such notable restaurants as Tavern on The Green, One CPS at the Plaza Hotel and The Central Park Boathouse. After a few years Brian left Manhattan to begin what would be another decade working at Walt Disney World. There he was a chef at Le Cellier Steakhouse at EPCOT while getting his MBA. After finishing his degree, he started a second career in Analytics both for Disney and in Las Vegas for MGM Resorts International. Brian then spent time in Salt Lake City heading the foodservice division for Maverik. Under his leadership it was recognized as one of the top ten best convenience store food programs by Food and Wine magazine in the country. In October of 2020 he joined the Moab Brewery family as the Director of Operations and is passionate about celebrating the flavors of the Brewery on the menu. His love of cooking, interacting with people and the outdoors makes Moab the perfect location for him to continue to share his passion for food and hospitality with all who walk through the doors of the Brewery.