Experience A Taste of Success April 12, 2019! Sip. Savor. Support.

A Taste of Success

Thank you for joining us for A Taste of Success To Go! This annual event features a delicious around-the-world cuisine tour from charcuterie through dessert. All of the food is prepared by Great Lakes Culinary Institute students.

2023 To-Go Package (Generously Serves Two)

  • Charcuterie box
  • Soup
  • Global tour box with samplings of cuisines from Vietnam, Peru, Italy, and Kenya
  • Dessert box

Thank you for being part of making culinary education possible for students—all proceeds from the event benefit students through scholarships and program support. Thanks to the support of people like you, the 2023 event raised about $140,000 for student scholarships and the greatest needs of the program.

When you support A Taste of Success, you are providing much-needed funds that help deserving students to attend the Great Lakes Culinary Institute—the gift of education lasts a lifetime. Learn more about opportunities to sponsor A Taste of Success and have your business featured alongside industry leaders while making a difference for our students.

Thank You To Our 2023 Sponsors!

Tastemaker Sponsors

  • Cahn-Batali Family
  • Don & Marylou Coe
  • Diana & Richard Milock

Lobdell's Sponsors

  • Jeanne Ascione
  • Gordon Food Service
  • Mike & Susan Maasberg

Tasting Station Sponsors

  • Golden-Fowler Home Furnishings
  • Green Brick Foundation
  • IPEX, Inc.
  • Traverse City Tourism
  • Pat & Ken Warner

Plate Sponsors

  • In Memory of Grant Carrithers
  • Cherryland Electric Cooperative
  • Debbie Edson
  • Janie McNabb & Chris Wendel
  • Oryana Community Co-op
  • West Bay Exploration


  • 9 Bean Rows
  • Artisan at Delamar Hotel
  • Cellar 152
  • Chateau Chantal
  • Cherry Republic
  • Food for Thought
  • Devin & Robin Hill
  • Rivard Teahen Group
  • Lisa Trombley
  • Howard & Patricia Van Houten

Founding Sponsor

  • Tasters Guild

In-Kind Sponsors

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Cherry Capital Foods
  • Fustini's Oils and Vinegars
  • Idyll Farms
  • Leelanau Cheese
  • Superior Foods

2023 Event Details

  • Date: Friday, April 28, 2023
  • Time: Food pickup from 4–6 p.m.
  • Location: NMC's Great Lakes Campus (715 E Front Street, Traverse City)

Student chef at the 2018 Taste of Success event
Thank you to all the guests and community partners who make this event a success!

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