College to host its largest fundraiser Nov. 5

DETAILS:
Ivy Tech Community College Northeast is hosting its fifth annual A Reason to Taste fundraiser this year. The theme centers around The Rome of France, giving guests a taste of Nimes, the French city with Italian heritage.

Brenda Zemaitis, at left, and Teresa Thurston are two of the winners of 2016’s European Competition. They traveled to France in May to study the culinary arts.

Brenda Zemaitis, at left, and Teresa Thurston are two of the winners of 2016’s European Competition. They traveled to France in May to study the culinary arts.

The dinner will be prepared by hospitality administration students and graduates who won the European Competition in January. Their prize was a trip to Europe to study the culinary arts. The students created the menu based upon their trip.

Tickets are available online at IvyTech.edu/reason or by contacting Kelli Brandenberger at kbrandenberger@ivytech.edu or 260-481-2243.

Businesses interested in donating an item for the silent auction can also do so through the above link.

Parkview Health is A Reason to Taste’s presenting sponsor. Plumbers & Steamfitters Local Union 166 is the event’s reception sponsor. Calhoun Street Soups, Salads, & Spirits is its beverage sponsor. The corporate sponsors are Barnes & Thornburg, C&A Tool Engineering, Inc., Chuck & Lisa Surack and Sweetwater Sound, Frontier Communications, Greater Fort Wayne, Hagerman Construction, Ivy Tech Foundation, Lincoln Financial, PNC Bank, and Whitley Manufacturing. ABC 21 WPTA and Fort Wayne’s NBC are the media sponsors.

WHEN:
6 p.m. Nov. 5
Dinner begins at 7 p.m.

WHERE:
For the first time, A Reason to Taste will be hosted at The Mirro Center for Research and Innovation
10622 Parkview Plaza Drive
Fort Wayne, IN 46845

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