2012 Moraine Park Culinary Arts Gourmet Dinner features celebrity chefs

by jbrezinsky12. April 2012 04:28

     The time has come to once again ask life’s most savory question, “Whose cuisine reigns supreme?” You’ll find out at the 2012 Moraine Park Culinary Arts Gourmet Dinner.
     The Gourmet Dinner is an annual event benefiting the Moraine Park Foundation’s general scholarship fund. This year's event is scheduled for Friday, April 27, on the Fond du Lac campus. The dinner is a truly unique experience, featuring Moraine Park’s talented Culinary Arts faculty members and students in the kitchen, prepping a five course, exquisite feast.         
     This year marks Moraine Park's centennial, so the event is an opportunity for guests to celebrate Moraine Park’s 100 years of providing innovative technical education to the communities we serve. To keep in centennial celebration form, the menu will feature interpretations of popular menu items over the past 100 years. Hors d’oeuvres, wine tasting and cooking demonstrations will begin at 6 p.m., followed by the dinner experience at 7:30 p.m. The menu includes: Shrimp cocktail with 1000 island mousse and garlic crostini, vichyssoise (thick, potato-based soup) with hot fried carrot and leek garni, Caesar salad in phyllo nest with cool raspberry and papaya, beef Wellington continental charcoal seared with organic spring vegetables and horseradish relish, and an assortment of desserts from then and now.
     To top it off, four celebrity chefs will be working alongside our culinary team to prepare the evenings meal, making this a truly memorable occasion. This year's celebrity chefs are: Liz Clark, Steve Little, Tom Meisenheimer and Adam Stone. Clark, a successful business woman who recently sold her family’s West Bend-based business, is now pursuing a career in education. Little is the Chief Executive Officer at Agnesian HealthCare. Under his leadership, Agnesian HealthCare has attained a healthy financial foundation and experienced growth in a number of service lines. Meisenheimer is from West Bend and owns Meisey's Marketing Consultants. He is also the director of external relations and fund development at The Threshold Inc. in West Bend. Stone, of Fond du Lac, is the vice president of business development at National Exchange Bank & Trust.
     Individual tickets are $100 per person and can be purchased by calling our Foundation office at 920-924-3263 or email jbrezinsky@morainepark.edu. Tables of eight seats can also be purchased at a reduced rate of $750 per table.
      For more information on this event and the Moraine Park Foundation, visit morainepark.edu/foundation. For more information on the gourmet dinner, visit morainepark.edu/gourmetdinner.