Join us on Thursday, April 6, 2017 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. for Taste of Mesa, a cooking-show style fundraiser celebrating the grand opening of the newest state-of-the-art kitchen and on-campus restaurant, Culinary Outlook.
The fundraiser, scheduled for the evening of Thursday April 6, will feature Maeve, founder and owner of Sugar and Scribe, Food Network Champion 2015 and winner of Best Bakery, Best New Restaurant La Jolla, along with Executive Chef, Kevin Templeton of Barleymash, San Diego Celebrity Chef 2014-15 and recently featured on Food Network’s 'Beat Bobby Flay.'
“Taste of Mesa” will showcase Culinary Outlook, and feature internationally-inspired cuisine and three cook-off competitions between alumni, students and an advanced baking team. Guests will be able to bid on food-themed silent auction items such as restaurant gift cards, liquors, wine and culinary tools. VIP ticketholders are invited to judge the culinary competitions, watch the celebrity chef competition, and receive a culinary gift bag. Culinary Outlook, hosted in the new Mesa Commons, was funded by voters via Propositions S and N.
The proceeds from "Taste of Mesa" will be used to purchase ingredients and supplies that will help train students for the farm to table style restaurants that are becoming more common in today’s market and prepare them to become valued employees in the service industry.
Tickets for the Taste of Mesa cost $25 for students, $50 for the general public and $125 for VIP. For tickets, visit bit.ly/tasteofmesa. For sponsorship opportunities, contact Anne Zacovic at firstname.lastname@example.org. For alumni involvement, contact Professor Tonya Whitfield at email@example.com.