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Five Star Food and Wine Evening Raised More than $23,000 for Scholarships
April 4, 2014
Cuisine prepared by Milwaukee Area Technical College culinary arts, and baking and pastry arts students highlighted the annual Five Star Food & Wine Evening April 3 at MATC’s Downtown Milwaukee Campus. The event drew nearly 700 paid guests and cleared approximately $23,000 for the MATC Foundation's Five Star Scholarship fund.
Proceeds from the event will be used for scholarships and continuing education opportunities for MATC students and faculty in culinary arts, culinary management, baking and pastry arts, hotel/hospitality, and meeting and event management programs.
The event featured European, Mediterranean, Asian, South/Central American and regional American cuisines; local meat and poultry; tapas; seafood; boulangerie; charcuterie; soups; farm- to-table; artisan Wisconsin grilled cheese; a chocolate dipping station; and specialty pastries.
Cake toppers made by students were displayed and auctioned off. In addition, there was a silent auction of gift baskets and donated items as well as a raffle. Ed Franks, a Frank Sinatra tribute act, performed all evening.