This is a tremendous opportunity for our students to gain real experience working alongside some of the top chefs in Utah for a great cause at a magnificent event.
Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) October 10, 2013
Students and faculty from Salt Lake Community College's Culinary Arts will participate in the “Celebrate the Bounty” fundraiser on Thursday, Oct. 10 from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. at the Union Pacific Depot, located at 400 West South Temple in Salt Lake City. Local First Utah is putting on the event to highlight the creative contributions of local businesses from across the state.
SLCC Culinary Arts director Jason Talcott will lead students in the College’s program, which will provide a table at the “Celebrate the Bounty” benefit dinner highlighting The event is held annually with the purpose of raising funds for an educational campaign promoting the success of independently owned businesses statewide.
“This is a tremendous opportunity for our students to gain real experience working alongside some of the top chefs in Utah for a great cause at a magnificent event,” Jason Talcott said. The students will work with more than 30 local chefs and food artisans to provide the event’s local fare.
Chantelle Bordeaux of Slow Food heads a panel of professional judges that will recognize entrees in categories that range from Best Taste to Best Presentation to the most ‘Hardcore Locavore’. Event guests will also vote for audience favorite in both the dessert and main menu categories.
KSL’s Jennifer Hardman will emcee and the Patrick Briggs Band will provide live music for the event, which will include a silent auction to benefit Local First Utah, featuring dining and adventure packages representing more than 100 businesses from across the state.
General admission tickets are available online at ww.localfirst.org/celebrate. Alcohol will be served; guests must be 21 years of age or older to be admitted.
About Local First Utah: Local First Utah is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization with a mission is to empower a movement to recognize the value and vitality of locally owned, independent businesses to Utah's communities and economy. Organized in 2005 by a small number of volunteer business owners and community-minded residents, Local First Utah today has more than 4,000 locally owned and independent business partners, including citizens and government organizations across the state.
About the College: Salt Lake Community College is an accredited, student-focused, urban college meeting the diverse needs of the Salt Lake community. Home to more than 62,000 students each year, the College is the largest supplier of workforce development programs in the State of Utah. The College is the sole provider of applied technology courses in the Salt Lake area, with 13 sites, an eCampus, and nearly 1,000 continuing education sites located throughout the Salt Lake valley. Personal attention from an excellent faculty is paramount at the College, which maintains a student-to-teacher ratio of less than 20 to 1.
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