Eat Great Food For Cheap and Raise Money: El Centro Culinary Program

You may have read about the fabulous foodie program at El Centro College in D Magazine’s current cover story “Cheap Eats.” On March 1, 2009, you’ll have another chance to support this great culinary program. For only a $40 donation, you can sample the culinary talents of former students. We’re talking Sharon Hage, Paula Lambert, Nikky Phinyawatana, and Liz Baron. (All participants after the jump.) The Bits & Bites Fund Raiser, presented by the Food & Hospitality College of El Centro will take place from 4:00PM to 7:00PM at El Centro College.

Bits & Bites Fund Raiser
Presented by the Food & Hospitality Institute of
El Centro College
Come join us for a Bit or Bite showcasing the culinary talents of former students and friends:

Shari Carlson & Matthew Melcher – Dessert Dreams
Sharon Hage – York Street Restaurant
Nikky Phinyawatana – Asian Mint Restaurant
Liz and Jim Baron – Blue Mesa Grill
Sharon Van Meter – Milestone Culinary Arts Center
Chris Vogeli – III Forks Restaurant
Gene Christiano – Canyon Creek Country Club
Jeff Glick – Embassy Suites Dallas/DFW Airport North
Morris Solerno – Solerno’s Grotto Restaurant
Michael Scott and Keith Browning – Northwood Club
Paula Lambert – Mozzarella Co.
Pat “Whitey”Hershorn – Sysco Foods Inc.
Jamie Samford – Winn Meat Co.
Michelle Rodarte – Central Market, Lovers
and others.

When:  March 1, 2009
4:00PM to 7:00PM
Where:  El Centro College
Why:  Design & Equip New Kitchen Space
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2 comments on “Eat Great Food For Cheap and Raise Money: El Centro Culinary Program

  1. Sharon Hage is a CIA graduate. For $40 you can have a kick ass lunch at York Street, with all proceeds going to a good cause — i.e., supporting a small, quality chef-owned restaurant with a strong commitment to local and seasonal ingredients.

  2. Credit Card and Cash Sales are available at the door.Please give us a call and let us know you are coming 214-860-2716 that way we have plenty of food.For a full list visit El Centro’s website

    As of today we have 27 food tables and 8 to 10 beverage tables. Even the UNT Culinary Dept will have a table. And of course there will be 3 tables from our very own students. Tours will be conducted through the facility so you may see 1st hand the needs of our program.

    Hope to see you there!!!