Culinary Arts Gourmet Dinner to raise money for scholarships

by admin31. March 2008 19:00

Moraine Park Technical College’s Culinary Arts program and the Moraine Park Foundation Inc. will present “A Spring Slowly Event” on Friday, April 25, at the Park Terrace restaurant on the Fond du Lac campus.


Sponsored by Society Insurance, this year’s gourmet dinner will benefit both the general scholarship fund and scholarships for Culinary Arts program students. The “Spring Slowly” theme reflects the slow-food trend.


“Slow food isn't just about the food itself,” said Moraine Park Culinary Arts Instructor James Simmers. “It's about taking a new view toward dining, that a meal is as much important to the soul and social being as it is for the sustenance. A meal should be an experience and not just a way to satiate hunger.”


Moraine Park culinary students, faculty and guest chefs will prepare an exclusive six-course dinner for guests. The menu will feature deconstructed Wellington of shrimp and quail eggs with fresh spring onions; watercress and cucumber soup with early harvest radishes; duck á la orange salad with confit and caramelized oranges; blueberry lime smoothie cream; poached wild salmon with fresh dill and tournedos Rossini with morel mushroom pâté; and a dessert specially created for the guests’ gastronomical enjoyment.


“The annual Culinary Arts dinner has been a signature event for the Moraine Park Foundation to benefit our student scholarships fund. This year the Foundation made it possible for more than 100 Moraine Park students to enroll full-time through the scholarships they received,” said Sharon Nevins Holmes, Moraine Park vice president of marketing and college advancement. “It’s a great event – a superb dining experience and a true benefit to our students’ educational goals.”


The cost is $100 per person, with the dinner limited to 50 guests. To register, call Debbie Martin at 920-924-3263.


The Moraine Park Foundation Inc. is a tax-exempt, nonprofit corporation. Its purpose is to solicit, receive and administer gifts, bequests and property for the development, promotion and benefit of Moraine Park. For more information, contact Debbie at 920-924-3263 or visit