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Ivy Tech Northeast raises nearly $60,000 for student scholarships at annual Reason to Taste event

In its second year, Ivy Tech Community College Northeast’s A Reason to Taste has raised nearly $60,000, which all goes to the Ivy Tech Foundation, the scholarship arm of the college.

The event took place the evening of Oct. 12 in the Student Life Center on Ivy Tech Northeast’s North Campus, 3701 Dean Drive.

Hospitality Administration students who win the chance to travel to France to study cooking for two weeks put on the event. They create the menu, prepare the food, serve, and bus, with the help of an event committee and some Ivy Tech Northeast employees.

“It’s an out-of-the-box experience to have culinary students cook the total gourmet dinner for you under the chef’s tutelage,” committee member Donna Packnett said. “It was phenomenal.”

The menu included dishes like beef bourguignon and a dessert trio of pear frangipane tart, a maple pumpkin pots de crème, and a chocolate macaroon.

Visit Ivy Tech Northeast’s flickr page

A Reason to Taste event wrapup.pdf