SHEBOYGAN – Four local chefs will take Bookworm Gardens guests on open-air culinary adventures during a new Secret Garden Dinner Series.

The monthly dinner series will be hosted on the patio terrace of Bookworm Gardens and feature chef-selected culinary themes incorporating garden food favorites. Guests will enjoy a reception, three-course dinner, wine and beer, mystery bag raffle, live music, a garden treasure creation, and conversation with the featured chef.

“We reached out to a couple of different chefs and are excited about how pumped they were about the project to come, to collaborate with us, and get inspired by local produce,” said Cate Bayles, education manager at Bookworm Gardens.

The inaugural season of the Secret Garden Dinner Series features a talented lineup of chefs from various Sheboygan-area restaurants and culinary-focused businesses including Sargento, Black Pig, Wild Carrot Cuisine Catering and BoMallies.

For the first dinner June 21, Sargento Foods Chef Ulrich Koberstein will provide a Moroccan-themed dinner inspired by his hometown in South Africa.

“The menu or theme for this dinner is a little different from what many people have seen me cook over the years,” Koberstein said. “I’m drawing inspiration from the great vignettes at Bookworm Gardens which transport you to various fun locations at every turn. Bookworm Gardens is an enjoyable and whimsical place that allows people of all ages to become kids again. An Arabian Nights dinner should tie in nicely in these amusing surroundings and transport people to a place that most have probably never been to, to enjoy some food and spices that may be new to them.”

Koberstein, formerly the Destination Kohler director of culinary arts, is also a local author of the “Connor the Caddie” children’s book, which has a matching exhibit at…