Past Events

February 14-17, 2010

Toy Fair NYC

Wheatware had a booth at the Toy Fair for four days where Wheatware introduced the Wheatware Yo-Yo, drumsticks for electronic drum sets and guitar picks to the Toy industry. It was a great success and there were many new opportunities generated at the show for existing products and new product lines.

January 14-17, 2010

NAMM Trade Show Anaheim, CA

Wheatware had a booth at the trade show for four days where Wheatware handed out thousands of guitar picks to show attendees to promote the brand and introduced the Saxophone Reed which will be available in coming months for sale. Wheatware added new stores and there was great interest in new distribution in the US and in 11 more countries than where Wheatware currently sells to.

August 23, 2009

Malibu Beauty Pageant

The Miss Malibu Organization held its 5th annual pageant on Sunday, August 23rd with strong support from the Malibu community and several notable media personalities in attendance. 
Guests were treated to an array of delectable tastes, and live entertainment. Distinguished judges for the event included GRAMMY Award winning music star and actor Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges, Reality TV Star Khloe Kardashian, Elisabeth Röhm (Law and Order, Miss Congeniality 2), Marnie Saitta (Days of Our Lives Head Casting Director), Shaun Toub (Iron Man) and Timothy Durham (CEO, National Lampoon). Wheatware donated product for the food services and meanwhile guests previewed products which are available at Wheatware was well received covered by numerous press and media. New product development came out of this event.

August 22, 2009

Ludacris Foundation Fundraiser

Ludacris Foundation held a fundraiser in Malibu where Wheatware donated food service products for the food services for over 1,000 guests and celebrities, who gained an opportunity to preview the products sold at Attendees were delighted with the products.
The Ludacris Foundation is a non-profit Atlanta-based organization that serves as Ludacris' vision to use music and the arts to connect with urban youth and provide a roadmap for them to achieve their dreams and has positively impacted millions of lives. New Wheatware product development came out of this fundraiser.

July 17-19 2009

NAMM Trade Show Nashville, TN

Wheatware had a booth at the trade show for three days.  Warren Kirsch spoke at the “State of the Industry” address interviewed by CEO of NAMM Joe Lamond on Friday morning prior to the start of the trade show. The interview was so well received and successful that the Wheatware booth was thereafter filled with store buyers interested in carrying Wheatware music products. Wheatware added the highest number of stores than any tradeshow to date.

February 12, 2009

NAACP Awards

Wheatware™ products were featured in the Serenity Gift Bags that were given to the VIP guests at the 40th Annual Image Awards Gift Bags at the Shrine Auditorium, LA. Some of the celebrities who received bags include: Al Gore, Russell Simmons, Halle Berry, Beyonce, Tyler Perry, Jennifer Hudson, Will Smith, Vanessa Williams, Chandra Wilson, and many more.

February 11, 2009

FUEL Premier: Private Event and Screening

Fuel, the documentary film, ‘FUEL’ has the power to inspire people to reduce their carbon footprint, get off of oil and use a host of new clean energy solutions.
Wheatware™ provided its food service products at this event and many enjoyed the Wheatware found in their gift bags.

February 8, 2009

51st Annual Grammy Awards

Music’s hottest celebrities at the 51st Grammy Awards enjoyed Wheatware at the official gifting suite. Some the VIPs at the event included Sir Paul McCartney, Jennifer Hudson, U2 and more. This event was part of widespread introduction of Wheatware products to the movers and shakers of the music and entertainment industry.

November 8-9, 2008

Opportunity Green

The Opportunity Green 2008 was an innovative two-day conference held in partnership with UCLA Anderson School of Management that focuses on developing partnerships for a sustainable future. Wheatware sponsored the event with thousands of its flatware for food served to attendees in this two day event.

Some of the guest speakers were for companies including: Patagonia, NIKE, Whole Foods, Wal-Mart, and Pangea Organics.



February 8-9, 2008

Grammys 2008: Green With Music

WheatwareMusic™ products were showcased at Green With Music, a green gift lounge showcasing a variety of environmental products during Grammys '08. This was the first time a green gift lounge was featured at the Grammys to help promote ongoing environmental awareness. 



January 20, 2008

Sundance Film Festival 08: Wheatware™ featured at the Harmony Project Launch Party.

The brightest minds of the scientific community, together with the most successful and respected members of the filmmaking, literary and new media community, were brought together during the Sundance Film Festival as part of the Harmony project. Founder John Johnson put together an executive committee for the Harmony Project, which includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones, Orlando Bloom, Ridley Scott, Giannina Facio, Penelope Cruz, Arianna Huffington, Kelley Meyer, and Ted Hope, among many other notables in the science and film community. Participants were given green VIP gift bags which featured a range of Wheatware™ products.




January 20, 2008

NAAM 2008: Wheatware™ Music products a BIG HIT at NAAM 2008

WheatwareMusic™ products proved to be a big hit at NAAM 2008. Musicians, engineers, buyers, store owners and corporate executives of leading music companies visited Harris Musical booth to learn more about and order the WheatwareMusic™ products.

Click here to watch Joe Mass demonstrating the heavy guitar pick by Wheatware™ at the Anaheim NAMM show 2008.





November 19, 2007

Relevant Times Features Wheatware™ Products

Wheatware™ products are currently featured in the November/December issue of Relevant Times Magazine Eco-style giving section. The first and ONLY media focused on sustainable, green living in the New York Metro region reaching a highly targeted readership of over 450,000 annually - 75,000+ each publication.





November 1 - 18, 2007

Wired Living Home
Go to the below link for more info and tickets

Wired Magazine Livinghome features Wheatware™ products.

Wheatware™ products are featured in the WIRED magazine website and in the Wired Livinghome — a pioneering green, prefabricated home in the foothills of Hollywood Hills - a showcase of the best in sustainability, technology and design.

Wheatware™ hangers were used in the closets, while Wheatware™ coasters were to be found in the kitchen and cofee tables. The hundreds of guest delighted in using WheatwareTM flatware for their specially prepared gourmet salads. WheatwareTM representatives introduced guests to the possibilities of using wheat resin to replace wood and plastic products to help save earths virgin forest and reduce USA reliance on petroleum.

The WIRED Livinghome is where green plugs in. LEED® certified and designed by Ray Kappe, FAIA, the house is manufactured in the factory to reduce cost and waste. Installation only took two and a half days. Fully automated to allow for simplicity and control, it is filled with the latest in gadgets, gear and appliances, yet still keeps kilowatt usage low. Wheatware CEO, Warren Kirsch even got to ride in one of 25 $1 Million Dollar BMV Hydrogen 7 vehicles that are currently in the USA. Emitting essentially nothing but water vapor, the BMW Hydrogen 7 is the first hydrogen-powered luxury performance sedan for everyday use.





November 8-11,2007
Artivist Film Festival and Film Awards
Egyptian Theater, Hollywood, CA





November 9-11, 2007
Green Festival
San Francisco, CA





September 16, 2007

Emmys Ultimate Green Room (Hollywood, CA)





September 15, 2007

Elevate Festival of Film and Music (Hollywood, CA)





August 18, 2007

Art 4 Africa – a Celebration of Humanity (Beverly Hills, CA)

Benefiting Empowerment Works Sustainable Development and Health Programs in Africa.

Wheatware™ donated cutlery for the buffet at this event. Empowerment Works (EW) is a non-profit international sustainable development Think-Tank-in-Action innovating community-led solutions for a healthier, culturally rich and bio-diverse world.

For more info go to





August 9, 2007

The 11th Hour Private Screening (Hollywood, CA)


FOREST ETHICS ORGANIZATION along with WARNER INDEPENDENT PICTURES presented a Private Screening & After Party for 11th HOUR, a powerful environmental documentary film by Leonardo Di Caprio & Tree Media. Visit to see trailer of 11th hour movie and action steps for our environment.

Wheatware™ donated flatware, plus its hangers and guitar picks for the VIP bags and Forest Ethics fund raising bags.

This event was made "carbon neutral" by the Great Bear Rainforest (5 million acres saved) by Forest Ethics.

ForestEthics, a nonprofit with staff in Canada, the United States and Chile, recognizes that individual people can be mobilized to create positive environmental change—and so can corporations. Armed with this unique philosophy, ForestEthics has protected more than seven million acres of Endangered Forests. Visit for more information.





August 7-9, 2007

Golden State Environmental Education Consortium
2007 Youth Leadership Initiative, Environmental Professional Recruitment (Los Angeles, CA)


The Golden State Environmental Education Consortium’s (GSEEC), in partnership with the California Conservation Corps. and Green Ambassadors hosted its third youth leadership clinic entitled "Be Cool Be Green" in the greater Los Angeles area at the Metropolitan Water District at 700 N. Alameda Street in downtown LA.

To support their commitment to the environment, Wheatware™ donated cutlery and hangers for the event to show these youth that there are alternatives to plastic and wood and that they can make a difference. The youth were in awe of hangers and excited about what Wheatware™ can bring to the world with their support and action.

Teams had opportunities to share their expertise and experiences with other teams from their region. For more information on young adults taking action for the environment go to





August 5th, 2007

Trees for the Future Fundraiser (West Hollywood, CA)


This organization has planted over 50 MILLION trees around the world.

Wheatware™ donated a gift basket for the silent auction as well as cutlery for the buffet. All were very well received with great interest by all participants. Please see their amazing video of their forest saving and tree planting work at





July 19th, 2007

BPM Magazine 11th Anniversary goes GREEN
(Avalon Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA)


Wheatware donates products for VIP guests


BPM Magazine is making history with its first “green” Anniversary event on July 19th at Avalon Hollywood in Los Angeles, California. BPM is a magazine which incorporates fresh coverage on progressive music, DJ culture, consumer technology, fashion, art, and nightlife. Doing its part to raise awareness on all things “Green,” BPM has produced a double issue on the topic (June/July issue) showing how the music industry, along with other industries, their events and products are becoming green and even carbon neutral.

Wheatware™ supports BPM’s commitment to going green! Helping to make BPM’s event even greener, Wheatware™ has donated its wheat-based compostable drumsticks, guitar picks, and hangers, as well as wheat-based chopsticks and flatware, which will be included in the gift bags for 300 VIP guests attending this event.

BPM has turned this celebrity event from red-carpet to green-carpet which will be filled with 2,500 participants, including green conscious celebrities and environmentally conscious sponsors. This event will showcase clean tech transportation, green power, carbon offsets, green products and recycling.

Press coverage includes LA Times, Hollywood Reporter, People, Life & Style, OK! Magazine and many more.

Eat Green. Play Green. Live Green.SM





July 7, 2007 – Live Earth Concerts

In New York, London, Johannesburg, Sydney, Shanghai and Tokyo


Making Music Biodegradable

Live Earth Concerts musicians received
Wheatware™ Tree-Free Drumsticks, Compostable Guitar Picks and more…….


On July 7, 2007, more than 100 of the world’s leading musicians performed in eight concerts over 24 hours across six continents in an effort to combat the global climate crisis through Live Earth, a historic music event.™ donated gift bags to the musicians who played at the Live Earth Concerts in:

  • New York City, USA

  • London, United Kingdom

  • Johannesburg, South Africa

  • Sydney, Australia

  • Tokyo, Japan and SEVEN STAR EVENTS made drumsticks available for band performances in Shanghai, China.

Awaiting the musicians in their dressing rooms was something they had likely never seen before: biodegradable-compostable drumsticks, guitar picks, hangers and more, made using wheat. In order to support this global climate crisis cause,™ donated 334 gift bags including: 272 pairs of Wheatware™ Compostable tree-free drumsticks, 3,240 Wheatware™ Compostable guitar picks, 310 sample packs of Wheatware BioMass-75 Chopsticks and Flatware, and Wheatware product discount Affinity cards. These packages also include 4,100 Wheatware™ Compostable clothes hangers for the Live Earth musicians and their dressing rooms.

If you did not make it to the one of the concerts, or watched the live broadcast of the Live Earth Concerts at NBC and many other media outlets or did not atend one of the 10,000 Live Earth house parties. Check our Live Reports Page for an archive of the LIVE reporting updates from the Live Earth Concert in New York City via™.

Archive of the Live Earth Concert in New York City via™





June 29th, 2007 The Carson Palmer Open (Monarch Beach Golf Course, Dana Point, CA)

On June 29th at the St. Regis in Dana Point, CA, the 4th Annual Carson Palmer Golf Event raised money for Hillview Acres. Participating in the event were the NFL greats: Quarterback Carson Palmer (Bengals), Jonathan Ogden (Ravens), Todd Heap (Ravens), John Lynch (Broncos), Todd Steussie (Rams) and many other up and coming NFL players such as Matt Cassel, Kyle Boller, Frostee Rucker, Shaun Cody and Rich Icognito. Also, playing the tournament were approximately 120 other executives who donated $1,000 each to play in the tournament benefiting Hillview Acres, which provides shelter and support for homeless children and young mothers.

On hole 16, each athlete and participant was personally greeted by Wheatware V.P. of Business Development, Daniel O’Hara, and given a Wheatware™ Golf Combo Pack. Many viewed the wide variety of Wheatware™ Chopsticks, Hangers, Music Products, Cutlery and Hangers and learned about the company's mission to save virgin forests. Then each participant had an opportunity to tee off with a Wheatware™ Golf Tee. Many participants commented on how much they enjoyed the performance of the Wheatware™ golf tee.

Wheatware™ donated gift baskets to the charity auction containing a variety of our Compostable and BioMass-75 products including our golf products, clothes hangers, guitar picks, drumsticks, and the Wheatware™ 8-Sun chopsticks currently sold in Japan.





June 3rd, 2007 - The Raven Drum Foundation, (Thousand Oaks, CA)

This event benefited the Raven Drum Foundation, whose goal is to provide assistance to inner-city youth to prevent violence. Wheatware™ drumsticks were donated to the Charity. The Drum Circle was led by founders Lauren Monroe and Rick Allen, drummer for Def Leppard, and was enjoyed by over 60 participants. With over 80,000 wood drumstick pairs per week manufactured by one company alone, Wheatware™ drumsticks were admired as a positive step for replacing drumsticks and saving forests.





June 3, 2007 - The Marshall Faulk Celebrity Golf Extravaganza, (St. Louis, Missouri).

This 11th Annual Marshall Faulk Celebrity Golf Extravaganza benefited the Marshall Faulk Foundation, whose goal is to provide assistance to inner-city youth organizations and underprivileged children. The Foundation has donated over $500,000 since joining the Rams in 1999.
Wheatware™ gift baskets were donated to be auctioned at the silent auction for the Charity. Each golfing participant received a Wheatware™ Golf Convenience Pack containing 15 standard golf tees, 10 extra long tees, 2 divot lifters, and 4 ball markers. Participants were impressed with Wheatware™ Products, and many people said they thought the PGA should make Wheatware™ Golf Tees mandatory.





May 14th, 2007 - LOHAS 11 Forum, (Marina del Rey, California).

Sold out 2 day event with 702 attendees, including 140 from the media. This LOHAS Forum focused top-level business leaders from Fortune 500, LOHAS companies, the entertainment industry, celebrities and non-profit organizations to understand how business, media and entertainment can be leveraged to educate, shape and influence consumer behavior and purchasing decisions promoting sustainable lifestyles, products and business models.

LOHAS (Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability) describes a $228.9 billion U.S. marketplace for goods and services focused on health, the environment, social justice, personal development and sustainable living. Approximately 30 percent of the adults in the U.S., or 50 million people, are currently considered LOHAS Consumers.

Wheatware™ was represented by internationally renowned PR Company Christie Communications who presented a wide variety of products by Wheatware™ including bio-compostable and Bio-Mass-75 products used by musicians, golfer, fine restaurants, home and offices around the world. Wheatware was the talk of the conference by the end of the LOHAS Forum.





Dec.14th, 2006 – Eco-Products Expo (Tokyo, Japan): Largest environmental trade show on record. Attracted 150,000 attendees over three days. Held at the Tokyo Big Sight Exhibition Centre in Tokyo, Japan,’ second exhibition of its chopsticks and golf products. This exhibition allowed the exchange of views on spreading eco-products and protecting the environment. Thousands of Wheatware™ chopstick samples were handed out to attendees.
Over 550 companies & organizations exhibited.





September 21st, 2006 - Natural Products Expo (Tokyo, Japan): Three day Japan trade event and conference held at the Tokyo Big Sight Exhibition Centre in Tokyo, Japan. This was the debut of chopsticks and golf tees to the Japanese marketplace. The event attracted over 16,000 industry attendees. Over 150 companies & organizations exhibited.

Live Reporting from LIVE EARTH - NYC

During the Live Earth event on 7-7-07, Wheatware™ provided updates of the event starting at 2:00 pm EDT. View the archives here.


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