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Great Lakes ~ Great Chefs Dinner

Friday, November 1, 2019

Thank you for joining us for a great night of food and wine presented by the Great Lakes Culinary Institute (GLCI). The evening began with sparkling wine and a raw bar on the Great Lakes Campus catwalk, then moved to Lobdell's: A Teaching Restaurant where alumni chefs Patrick and Michael Evans worked in collaboration with GLCI students to prepare five amazing courses. The Evans brothers presented creations from their forthcoming restaurant Conifer and featured recipes and techniques from Ruffage: A Practical Guide to Vegetables by Abra Berens.

Proceeds from this event are 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.

Thank you sponsors! Great Lakes Great Chefs is sponsored by Superior Foods.

event overview

  • Date: Friday, November 1, 2019
  • Time: Reception 6 p.m.; Dinner 7 p.m.
  • Location: Great Lakes Culinary Institute on NMC's Great Lakes campus (715 E Front Street, Traverse City)
  • Cost: $100 per person
  • Meal: Five courses plus raw bar, wine included

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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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