October 18, 2023
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San Diego, CA ---- On Thursday, November 2, 2023, San Diego Mesa College will bring back their popular dining event, “Taste of Mesa”. The event is a lively evening modeled after a premier cooking-show style fundraiser benefiting the Culinary Arts Management Program. Guests will get to sample fresh-made cuisine, enjoy competitions featuring local celebrity
chefs, and bid on silent auction items. The event starts at 5:15 p.m., with early access for VIP tickets holders. Taste of Mesa features internationally-inspired cuisine and two cook-off competitions between alumni,
students and advanced baking teams. Members of the public are encouraged to attend
the family-friendly event.
Students in Culinary Arts/Culinary Management enjoy practical hands-on approach to
innovative methods and classical techniques, as well as numerous cuisines. A rigorous
training program combines both laboratory and general education coursework, in addition
to business courses including supervision and cost control. Graduates of the program are well-prepared, with nearly 100% finding jobs within the
industry. Many have gone on to be successful chefs, managers, caterers and owners.
Proceeds from “Taste of Mesa” will be used to purchase ingredients that will help train students for the farm to table style restaurants
that are becoming more common in today’s market and prepare them to become valued employees in the service industry.
To purchase tickets for Taste of Mesa, visit www.sdmesa.edu/tasteofmesa.
$30 for the General Admission (public, faculty and staff)
$20 for students with Student ID
$10 for children 12 and under
$100 VIP Tickets, which includes:
- Early access to a private reception
- Meet the students and chefs
- Invited to judge of both the cooking and cake decorating contest
- Mix and mingle with the contestants after the competition
- Receive a culinary gift bag
Sponsorship opportunities are available at many levels; please see below.
Hors d'Oeuvre Sponsor –$500 +
Two VIP Guest tickets, recognition on Donor Wall and in promotional material, including
webpage and social media. Verbal recognition at the event
Desert Sponsor – $1,000 +
Four VIP Guest tickets, plus benefits of Hors d ‘Oeuvre Sponsor. Behind the scenes tour and meet & greet with culinary students
A La Carte Sponsor – $2,500 +
Six VIP guest tickets, plus benefits of Desert Sponsor. Includes VIP parking, and
opportunity to judge cake decorating competition. Upgraded recognition on Donor Wall.
Foodie Sponsor – $5,000 +
Eight VIP guest tickets, plus benefits of A la carte Sponsor. Recognition and special
feature in News releases and promotional materials. Upgraded recognition on Donor
Gourmet Sponsor – $10,000 +
Ten VIP guest tickets, plus benefits of Foodie Sponsor. Named sponsor recognition.
Upgraded recognition on Donor Wall.
To become a sponsor, contact Krista Stellmacher, Director of Resource Development at (619) 388-2285 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Mesa College Culinary Arts
San Diego Mesa College offers the courses students need to feed their culinary passions
and earn a Culinary Arts Degree or Certification. As one of only a few culinary programs in the nation that operates a classroom-driven
restaurant that's open to the public, students will gain first-hand experience modeling
food preparation techniques, food safety, sanitation, and menu planning while working
with modern equipment in newly renovated facilities. Coupling professional development and
technical adeptness with a foundation in business practice, students will gain the
culinary management skills needed to provide seamless service and run a lucrative
business. Guided every step of the way by attentive program faculty, Mesa College’s
Culinary Arts/Culinary Management program will help students cultivate an appreciation
for food that spans far beyond its physical construction to connect them to long-held
traditions, cultures, and people from across the globe. Students will discover their
unique talents within the fields of the culinary arts and hospitality and bring continued
vitality to the culinary industry as students begin a career and/or continue their
education at another culinary arts college.
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