Scholarship dinner planned at Penta

By Drew Stambaugh

November 12, 2013

The Culinary Arts programs at Penta Career Center are hosting Around the World in Eight Plates, an annual scholarship dinner and silent auction, on Thursday, Nov. 21 at 6 p.m. in the Culinary Connection restaurant on the Penta campus, 9301 Buck Road in Perrysburg Township.

Proceeds from the dinner benefit a scholarship fund for Culinary Arts students. In addition, dollars raised in the silent auction benefit the Hirzel Scholarship Fund which provides qualifying Penta seniors with scholarships towards post-secondary tuition and/or tools needed for employment.

Cost of the dinner is $75 per person.

Around the World in Eight Plates features an internationally-themed menu which includes appetizers from Spain and an eight course meal. Featured foods include: steamed pork belly bun from South Korea: branzino and olive oil confit from Greece; crispy tofu and ginger ice tea from China; lobster mac from United States (New England area); shepherd’s pie, bangers and mash from the United Kingdom; gorgonzola, smoked mozzarella and parmesan gelato from Italy; hot chocolate and churros from Mexico; assorted chocolates from Belgium.

The Penta Culinary Arts students are working together with instructors Chef Janea Makowski, Chef Jim Rhegness and Chef Sarah Deland to prepare the dishes.

Reservations are required by Nov. 15, 2013. For more information or to make a reservation, please contact Elizabeth Wray, supervisor of Human Services at Penta, at 419-661-6486.

Penta Career Center serves students from the following 16 school districts: Anthony Wayne, Benton-Carroll-Salem, Bowling Green, Eastwood, Elmwood, Genoa, Lake, Maumee, North Baltimore, Northwood, Otsego, Perrysburg, Rossford, Springfield, Swanton, and Woodmore.