Alumni Chefs Return to Tri-C for Fundraising Feast
November 21, 2016
‘Winter Festavous’ dinner will be held Dec. 8 at the Hospitality Management Center
Chefs who graduated from the Hospitality Management Center of Excellence at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) will return to the school in December to prepare a five-course feast to benefit student scholarships.
The Winter Festavous fundraising dinner will be held Thursday, Dec. 8, at the College’s Hospitality Management Center on Public Square. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served at 6 p.m. with dinner seating beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Tri-C students in the culinary program’s banquet class will host the event and assist alumni chefs in the kitchen while also plating and serving the meals. Each course will include a beer or wine pairing.
Participating alumni chefs include:
• Reggie Bathurst of 56 Kitchen in Solon
• Haksoon Kim of SASA from Cleveland’s Shaker Square
• Jennifer Horvath of Toast from Cleveland’s Gordon Square
• Chris Kafcak and Kyle Nagy of Deagan's Kitchen & Bar in Lakewood
• Stephanie Robles of Cake Royale at Cleveland’s West Side Market.
“This is an incredible collection of culinary talent with shared Tri-C roots,” said Ky-Wai Wong, an assistant professor at the College who teaches the banquet class. “Their return to the school gives our students the chance to work with some of Cleveland’s top chefs.”
Tickets are $40 and can be purchased at www.winterfestavous.eventbrite.com. Proceeds will go to Tri-C’s Hospitality Management Club, which offers scholarships and provides funds for student events.
Tri-C’s Hospitality Management Center is located at 180 Euclid Ave. on Cleveland’s Public Square.