The Fifth Annual Contra Costa College Food and Wine Gala

What better way to spend a spring Sunday afternoon than tasting local foods and sipping California wines from over 50 restaurants and wineries, all for a great cause for a fabulous price.

2012 is the 5th year of the Annual Food and Wine Event hosted by the Culinary Arts Department of Contra Costa College. Featuring over fifty local restaurants and wineries, the popular sip and taste gala offers delicious diversion with celebrity chefs, fine wines, artisanal chocolates and old fashioned food entertainment: a live auction, a designer cake walk and gourmet mystery bags. A silent auction will offer array of unique beverages, dining and culinary accessories.

Proceeds fund study abroad scholarships sending promising CCC culinary students on a two week study tour in Europe. Previous scholarships included a tour of China with Martin Yan and a two week educational journey with Italy’s prestigious Marco Polo Culinary Institute in Parma.

All proceeds support the Culinary Arts Management Department of Contra Costa College, which offers students from diverse backgrounds an otherwise unattainable, affordable, high quality, professional vocational training. Students are prepared to enter into the exciting careers in restaurants, hotels, resorts, bakeries and related culinary fields. For more information please see http://contracostafoodandwine.com or http://tinyurl.com/7zkvyvx

Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 at the door. The entrance fee includes a souvenir wine glass. Advance tickets are available now at www.contracostabooks.com or the CCC Culinary Arts Department Office AA-234, 2600 Mission Bell Drive, San Pablo, CA 94806. For more information, please contact Christina Gauthier (cgauthier@contracosta.edu or (510)235-7800 x4408.

Proceeds fund study abroad scholarships sending promising CCC culinary students on a two week study tour in Europe. Previous scholarships included a tour of China with Martin Yan and a two week educational journey with Italy’s prestigious Marco Polo Culinary Institute in Parma.

All proceeds support the Culinary Arts Management Department of Contra Costa College, which offers students from diverse backgrounds an otherwise unattainable, affordable, high quality, professional vocational training. Students are prepared to enter into the exciting careers in restaurants, hotels, resorts, bakeries and related culinary fields. For more information please see http://contracostafoodandwine.com or http://tinyurl.com/7zkvyvx

Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 at the door. The entrance fee includes a souvenir wine glass. Advance tickets are available now at www.contracostabooks.com or the CCC Culinary Arts Department Office AA-234, 2600 Mission Bell Drive, San Pablo, CA 94806. For more information, please contact Christina Gauthier (cgauthier@contracosta.edu or (510)235-7800 x4408.