Experience A Taste of Success April 26, 2024! Sip. Savor. Support.

A Taste of Success

A Taste of Success is back! Join us Friday, April 26, 2024 for a fabulous, in-person strolling tasting event featuring international cuisine along with local wines and beverages. At this unique event on NMC's Great Lakes Campus all of the food is prepared and served by Great Lakes Culinary Institute students.

A LIMITED NUMBER OF TICKETS REMAIN. Call the NMC Foundation at (231) 995-1021 to purchase yours today!

Be a 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 more than $145,000 for student scholarships and the greatest needs of the program.

Thank you to our 2024 sponsors!

Tastemaker SponsorS

Diana & Richard Milock

Scholarship Sponsors

Don & Marylou Coe

Lobdell's Sponsors

  • Grand Traverse Veterinary Hospital
  • Mike & Susan Maasberg

Dessert Sponsors

  • Jeanne Ascione
  • Golden-Fowler Home Furnishings
  • The Good Bowl
  • Gordon Food Service
  • Superior Foods

Tasting Station Sponsors

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Terry Lynn Carrithers – In Loving Memory of Grant Carrithers
  • Michael & Rhonda Estes
  • Green Brick Foundation
  • IPEX, Inc.
  • Magnum Hospitality
  • Pat & Ken Warner

Plate Sponsors

  • Artisan at Delamar Hotel
  • Cherryland Electric Cooperative
  • Debbie Edson
  • Jimmy John's of Traverse City
  • James Kure & Karen Smith
  • Janie McNabb & Chris Wendel
  • Oryana Community Co-op
  • Restaurant Partners Management
  • Traverse City Tourism

Appetizer Sponsors

  • 9 Bean Rows
  • Cherry Republic
  • Cultured Kombucha
  • Left Foot Charley
  • Jayne Mohr & Cal Karr
  • Norm & Cile Plumstead – Honor Bank
  • Reynolds Jonkhoff Funeral Home & Cremation Services
  • The Rivard Teahen Group
  • Sugar 2 Salt
  • Lisa Trombley
  • West Shore Bank
  • Al & Mary Zelinski – Honor Bank

Wine & Beverage Sponsors

  • 2 Lads Winery
  • Bel Lago
  • Black Star Farms
  • Bowers Harbor Vineyards & Winery
  • Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery
  • Chateau Chantal Winery & Inn
  • Dune Bird Winery
  • French Vally Vineyards
  • Hawthorne Vineyards
  • Jolly Pumpkin
  • Lake District Wine Co.
  • MAWBY Vineyards & Winery
  • Peninsula Cellars
  • Rove Winery
  • Shady Lane Cellars
  • Silver Spruce
  • Verterra Winery

Founding Sponsor

Tasters Guild

In-Kind Sponsors

  • Fustini's Oils and Vinegars
  • Idyll Farms
  • Leelanau Cheese Company
  • Mauerers Textiles

2024 Event Details

  • Date: Friday, April 26, 2024
  • Time: 6 p.m.
  • Location: NMC's Great Lakes Campus (715 E Front Street, Traverse City)
  • Guests must be at least 21 years old to attend.
A LIMITED NUMBER OF TICKETS REMAIN. Call the NMC Foundation at (231) 995-1021 to purchase yours today!

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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