A Reason to Taste annual culinary fundraiser scheduled for Nov. 3


Ivy Tech Community College’s Fort Wayne Campus will host the seventh annual A Reason to Taste fundraiser in November. This year, the fundraising gala will celebrate the legacy of the “French Chef,” Julia Child. It will include cocktails, dinner, and a special appearance by Mary Ann Jung, the official Smithsonian Julia Child impersonator.

The dinner and menu will be prepared by Hospitality Administration students and graduates who won the European Competition in January. The competition prize was a summer trip to France to study culinary arts. Students create the meal at A Reason to Taste based upon their experiences abroad.

Tickets are $150 each and are available online at IvyTech.edu/reason. Proceeds will fund scholarships and programs for students at Ivy Tech Fort Wayne.

Parkview Health is A Reason to Taste’s presenting sponsor. Brooks Construction and Shambaugh & Son are the event’s reception sponsors. DLightfuls is its beverage sponsor. The corporate sponsors are 80/20, Auburn Gear, Barnes & Thornburg, Fort Wayne Metals, Greater Fort Wayne, Inc., Hagerman Construction Group, Ivy Tech Foundation, The James Foundation, Inc, PNC Bank, Questa Foundation, STAR Financial Bank, Sweetwater, and Whitley Manufacturing Co., Inc. The event partners are A Party Apart, Cap ‘n Cork, and Schrader Auction.

Saturday, Nov. 3
Cocktails begin at 6 p.m.
Dinner begins at 7:15 p.m.

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

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