A Reason to Taste fundraiser scheduled for Oct. 28

Ivy Tech Community College’s Fort Wayne Campus will host the sixth annual A Reason to Taste fundraiser next month. A Reason to Taste: Moonlight Sonata will pair the sounds of classical music with German and French cuisine with a modern twist.

The dinner and menu 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 meal is created based upon their trip.

Eight hospitality administration students from Ivy Tech Community College’s Fort Wayne Campus won the College’s European Competition. They traveled to France and Germany in the spring to study the culinary arts. Winners are: (back row) Lawrence Davis; (front row, from left) John Croyle, Anisah Abdul-Azeez, Aura Barrera, Lydia Yaste, Catrina Zepke, Bethany Sorich; and (not pictured) John O’Donnell.

Tickets, which are $125 each, are available online at IvyTech.edu/reason. Businesses interested in donating an item for the silent auction can also do so through the link.

Rachel Martz, one of the 2016 European Competition winners, plates a dinner at last year’s A Reason to Taste fundraiser.

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 80/20, Auburn Gear, Barnes & Thornburg, Brooks Construction Company, Inc., Elevatus Architecture, Fort Wayne Metals, Hagerman Construction Group, Kelly Automotive, Lincoln Financial Foundation, PNC Bank, Questa Foundation, STAR Financial Bank, and Whitley Manufacturing Co., Inc. Fort Wayne’s NBC is the media sponsors, and the events partners are Cap ‘n Cork, Coplin Piano Service, and Schrader Auction.

6 p.m. Oct. 28
Cocktails and silent auction begin at 6 p.m.
Dinner begins at 7 p.m.

The Mirro Center for Research and Innovation
10622 Parkview Plaza Drive
Fort Wayne, IN 46845

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