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UVU’S Culinary Arts Institute To Present Annual Gala Dinner

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February 1, 2013

For Immediate Release

University Marketing & Communications: Mike Rigert (801) 863-6807

Written by: Karissa Neely (801) 863-6807

Utah Valley University’s Culinary Arts Institute will hold its annual Gala dinner Feb. 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the program’s Canyon Park facility in Orem.

This annual gourmet dinner is designed to spotlight the expertise of the UVU’s culinary students, as well as raise funds for culinary student scholarships. The students are placed in teams to create fine cuisines for guests to experience.

“This really is a celebration of the students,” said Victoria Garrow, director of development with the UVU Foundation. “It is both an opportunity for students to showcase their talents, and for the community to philanthropically support the students’ educational pursuits.”

The evening will feature a six-course dinner and a live auction. Guests will enjoy such delicacies as shrimp and sushi hors d’oeuvres, courses of duck, scallops, fruit and filet mignon, and a dessert showcase. Live auction items have been donated from various destination vacation spots from around the state of Utah. The proceeds from the gala go into an endowment set aside for culinary scholarships.

“It’s going to be a very exciting evening,” said Chef Peter Sproul, director of the Culinary Arts Institute and a UVU assistant professor of culinary arts. “Our students and faculty are phenomenal and work hard to create this dinner. We are so appreciative to the community for their support. Last year, we were able to award scholarships to 16 students. We could not have done this without donations from the community.”

To attend the gala, please register by phone to 801-863-8914 or by email at culinaryarts@uvu.edu to make seat reservations. Cost is $75 per person, or $700 for a table of 10. The event will be held in the UVU Culinary Arts Institute’s Canyon Park Building (Building L) at 661 E. Timpanogos Parkway in Orem.

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About UVU

Utah Valley University is located in Orem, Utah, and is home to more than 30,000 students. UVU began as a vocational school during World War II, and in the seven decades since has evolved into a technical school, community school, state college and, finally, a comprehensive regional teaching university. UVU is one of Utah’s largest institutions of higher learning and offers programs ranging from career training to high-demand master degrees, with emphasis on undergraduate education.

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