Missoula College Culinary Arts Students to Host Annual Capstone Dinner

April 05, 2016

Students in the Missoula College Culinary Arts Program. Photo by Katie Barnes.MISSOULA – Students in the Culinary Arts Program at Missoula College of the University of Montana will host their annual Capstone Dinner on Saturday, April 30, at Missoula College, located at 909 South Ave. The event, which is open to the public, will begin with a reception at 5 p.m. followed by dinner at 6 p.m.

This year, students pay homage to the food and wine of the Provencal region of France and have crafted a menu titled “Voilá: a Culinary Journey of Coastal Mediterranean France.”

The dinner will feature classic dishes such as fresh shucked oysters, terrines, canapes, salade nicoise and roasted guineafowl with ratatouille. The dessert will be an interpretation of the classic napoleon. Each course will be paired with wine. Throughout the evening there will be live music by Doctor Doctor, and a live and a silent auction will be held.

Tables for eight guests currently are being sold for $1,000 and individual tickets cost $150. Proceeds will support the Missoula College Culinary Arts Program, the only American Culinary Federation accredited program in the state of Montana, and enables students to participate in competitions, exhibits, field trips, conferences and to fund the Capstone Dinner.

“The 2016 graduating Culinary Arts class is proud to showcase the talents and knowledge they have acquired during the past two years while honoring the traditions of the chefs before us,” said Missoula College Culinary Arts Director Chef Tom Campbell. “We look forward to presenting the Capstone Dinner to the public in an elegant and interactive atmosphere.”

Students are seeking both monetary and silent auction donations. Interested donors or participants can call Susan Graham, Missoula College cashier, at 406-243-7870 or email susan.graham@mso.umt.edu.

For more information on the event, email student coordinator Jenna Foley at jenna.foley@umontana.edu.

For up-to-date event information and MC Culinary Arts Program news, visit its Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Missoula-College-Culinary-Arts-Program-127494970660547/?fref=ts.

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Contact: Jenna Foley, Missoula College Culinary Arts student coordinator, jenna.foley@umontana.edu.