Tuesday, March 31, 2009

College of Dupage culinary program to host fund-raiser dinner

Glen Ellyn, Ill.-based College of DuPage's 12th annual "Traditions in Excellence" food and wine dinner event is set for April 21 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. The "Traditions in Excellence" dinner event is an opportunity for the College of DuPage's culinary students to showcase their skills, while raising money to enhance the Hospitality Administration program. This year's event presents a four-course, sit-down dinner prepared by the students. The College of DuPage will be recognizing one of its exemplary graduates: Gus Vonderheide, vice president of Hyatt Corp.

Throughout the evening, guests can mingle and peruse the silent and live auction items that will be offered. All the proceeds from the evening's event will go directly to the College of DuPage's Hospitality Program and expansion. Over the years, this event has raised money for new facility improvements and enhances the college's exceptional and growing program. The ambitious expansion plans include a new hotel lab with a hotel front desk, hotel room and reception area, two kitchens, two bake shops, a chocolate room, a bistro and a new culinary market. The project is scheduled for completion in 2012.

Visit www.traditionsinexcellence.com for more information.

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