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Great Lakes ~ Great Chefs Dinner

Friday, November 10, 2017

Join us for a great night of food and wine presented by the Great Lakes Culinary Institute and Superior Foods. The evening begins with sparkling wine and a raw bar on the Great Lakes Campus catwalk, then moves to Lobdell's: A Teaching Restaurant for five amazing courses and a spectacular view. Guest chefs working in collaboration with GLCI students include GLCI alumni Stephanie Witala (S2S), Katie Ianni (Executive Pastry Chef, Grand Traverse Resort and Spa) and Ed Sura (Executive Chef, NoMi, Park Hyatt, Chicago); as well as Chef Joseph George (Kingsley Enterprises) and Chef Rob Sargent (Stafford's Hospitality, The Pier).

Proceeds from this event will be used to bring talented chefs and others from the culinary world to the Great Lakes Culinary Institute to teach and work side by side with students.

Save the date!

  • Date: Friday, November 10, 2017
  • Time: Reception 6 p.m. (Sparkling wine and raw bar on catwalk); Dinner 7 p.m. (Five courses in Lobdell's: A Teaching Restaurant)
  • Location: Great Lakes Culinary Institute on NMC’s Great Lakes Campus (715 E Front Street, Traverse City)
  • Cost: $95 per person
  • Meal: Five courses plus raw bar, wine included
  • Chefs: GLCI alumni Stephanie Witala (S2S), Katie Ianni (Executive Pastry Chef, Grand Traverse Resort and Spa) and Ed Sura (Executive Chef, NoMi, Park Hyatt, Chicago); as well as Chef Joseph George (Kingsley Enterprises) and Chef Rob Sargent (Stafford's Hospitality, The Pier)

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The 2014 version of this special annual event was a unique opportunity to observe Great Lakes Culinary Institute students and instructors learning authentic Chinese cooking techniques from Chef Candice Lee. Lee and the students were joined by Chef Harlan “Pete” Peterson, former owner and chef of the legendary Tapawingo restaurant in Ellsworth.

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