What began as a seedling of an idea has bloomed into Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort’s incredible culinary approach. A 720 plant aquaponic greenhouse, 16 colonies of bees and a barrel ageing room makeup The Sprouting Project – the brainchild of Executive Chef Daven Wardynski. “We call this the sprouting project because we’re sprouting plants, but we’re also sprouting ideas and a different approach toward food,” Chef Daven said of where the name for this project came from. With 180 basil plants with one purpose – to create the resort’s pesto – it’s clear to see the passion for sustainability and local ingredients at Omni Amelia Island. Chef Daven believes “anything that we can possibly do to connect that food with soul – it tastes so much better.”
Watch the video below to learn more about The Sprouting Project.