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Grand Traverse Tasters' Guild Tasting Event & Auction - Feb. 27, 2015

It’s Nearly Here!

This unique event at NMC's Great Lakes Campus features a fabulous strolling dinner of international cuisine served at numerous tasting tables. All cuisine is prepared by Great Lakes Culinary Institute students, and features local and select regional and international wines. All proceeds from the event are designated for scholarship funds supporting numerous GLCI students each year! Bon Appetit!

  • $65 per person — Tickets are still available! Call the NMC Foundation at (231) 995-1021.
  • Corporate seating and underwriting is still available — contact the NMC Foundation at (231) 995-1834 or foundation@nmc.edu.

Online Auction »

View all of the auction items on eBay


Even if you can’t attend, you can still support the Great Lakes Culinary Institute! We know that appreciation for the GLCI runs and wide, but not everyone is able to attend the Taster's Guild event. This year, we’ve moved our Live Auction to a broader platform -- with online bidding open to the public! So bid early and bid often – we have fabulous prizes for everyone, including:

Read about all our auction items and start bidding midnight Friday, Feb. 20 »

Be a Part of It All!

Throughout the evening, guests will be able to bid on a number of tantalizing silent auction items, purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win amazing gift baskets and packages, support GLCI scholarships with ‘By the Glass’ opportunities and buy tickets for the hilarious ‘Heads or Tails’ game — with the winner receiving a wonderful dinner for four people, with craft cocktails, at Georgina’s.

Thanks to our 2015 Sponsors

  • Gordon Food Service logo
  • Huntington Bank logo
  • Richard and Diana Milock
  • Cherry Capital Foods
  • Whirlpool
  • R. Hirt Jr & Company

View Our 2014 Tasters' Guild Photo Gallery »

(photos courtesy of Jacqueline Southby)

2014 Scholarship Winners

  • Matthew Atherton
  • Jessica Bredberg
  • Laura Breier
  • Katrina Butler
  • Nikki Campeau
  • Brianna Childers
  • Chelsie Crane
  • Mary Dainton
  • Toby Davis
  • Joseph English
  • Carissa Flier
  • Vanessa Grasset
  • Morgan Grimm
  • Tyler Haske
  • Michelle Herbert
  • Kathryne Ianni
  • Jeffrey Kalchik
  • Madalyne May
  • Jennifer McNamara
  • Patrick McNamara
  • Michelle Mitchell
  • Lucinda Mohrhardt
  • Sarah Nagel
  • Leland Nelson
  • Jonathan Newland
  • Chaya Peebles
  • David Prevo
  • Katherine Ritola
  • Matthew Roush
  • Lisa Schulte
  • Hunter Sutherland
  • Susan Twigg
  • Ellen Vasquez
  • McKenna Warren

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