Missoula College Culinary Arts Students to Host Annual Capstone Dinner May 14

May 04, 2015

MISSOULA – Students in the Culinary Arts Program at Missoula College University of Montana will host the annual Capstone Dinner at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 14. Held at the MC campus, located at 909 South Ave., the event is open to the public, and tickets cost $80 per person.

Students crafted the menu for this year’s dinner, titled “Night Caps: Supper Club,” which pays homage to the food and entertainment of the 1930s and 1940s.

Graduating culinary arts students will take guests back in time to when an evening out was a planned all-night affair. The dinner features classic supper-club dishes, including terrines, canapés, shrimp cocktails and a wedge salad. The main entrée will be a bacon-wrapped petite tender of beef au poivre. All courses will be served with appropriately paired wines. To finish, the students will serve Baked Alaska for dessert.

Performers will play live music throughout the event, opening opportunities for guests to dance. Participants also can bid on silent auction items.

“The 2015 culinary class is proud to showcase the talents and knowledge they have acquired over the past two years,” said Missoula College Culinary Program Director Tom Campbell. “They look forward to presenting their Capstone Dinner to the public in a comfortable and interactive atmosphere.”

Community members can purchase tickets by calling 406-243-7870. Proceeds will support the MC Culinary Arts Program, which enables students to participate in competitions, exhibits, field trips, conferences and the Capstone Dinner.

For more information or to subscribe to the culinary program mailing list, email Campbell at thomas.campbell@umontana.edu or Kassandra Warner, Culinary Arts Program director, at kassandra.warner@umconnect.umt.edu. Further information also is available on the Capstone’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/MCCACapstone.  

Contact: Tom Campbell, director, Missoula College Culinary Arts Program, 406-243-7815, thomas.campbell@mso.umt.edu.