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Grand Traverse Tasters' Guild Tasting Event & Auction

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!

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

Online Auction »

Even those who didn’t attend the 2015 event were still able to support the Great Lakes Culinary Institute via an online auction that ran through Monday, March 2. The prizes included:

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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