Gifts from the Earth, the annual SSCC celebration of the hospitality industry, set for Jan 26, is sold out. The event will serve 300 guests who will enjoy the work of 16 celebrity guests. The dinner is also a fundraiser helping to support college programs and student scholarships.

Gifts from the Earth dinner is sold out; SSCC annual event by the numbers

Gifts from the Earth, the South Seattle Community College annual food and wine gala that celebrates the hospitality industry so many of its students train for is sold out. The event, set for Saturday, January 26, at 5:00 pm in the Jerry M. Brockey Center at SSCC is a celebration and a fundraiser or college programs and student scholarships.

SSCC released the names and numbers involved in the annual event in a press release:

16 Celebrity Chefs
(* denotes South Seattle Community College alumni): Jay DeLong – Canapé ; Eric Floyd – Washington Athletic Club; Mark Guth* and Carly Duke* – Emerald Cove Catering; Dan Gilmore – Hunt Club at the Sorrento Hotel: Jeff Maxfield* – Sky City; Robert Houot – South Seattle Community College; Nat Simmons* – Serafina; John Armstrong –Sheraton Seattle; Ryan O'Brien – Palisade; Mark Hammond – Red Lion on 5th; Brian Scheehser – Trellis; Stacy Sparks-Q-Café; Brian Sullivan – Salish; Ethan Stowell – Ethan Stowell Restaruants and Frank Wielgosiek – The Tin Table

39 Wineries
Alexandria Nicole, Amavi, ANIMALE, Balboa, Bartholemew, Basel Cellars, Beresan, Cairdeas Winery, Chandler Reach, Chateau Ste. Michelle, Cloudlift, Convergence Zone, Daveport Cellars, DeLille Cellars, DiStefano, Falling Rain, Gecko Cellars, Januik, Lobo Hills, McRea Cellars
Mark Ryan Winery, Northwest Wine Academy, Northstar, Nota Bene Cellars, O.S. Winery
Otis Kenyon, Patterson Cellars, Pepperbridge, Rolling Bay, Stomani, Stottle, Su Lei, Tertuilia
Twin Cedars, Vortex, Willis Hall, Woodhouse Cellars

150 Volunteers
120 Unique auction items
300 Guests

Volunteers include South’s Hospitality Management bachelor’s degree program students, who manage guest relations; Culinary Arts students preparing meals alongside celebrity chefs; and students in the Wine Technology program who will pour wine with winemakers.

Title sponsor Food Services of America (FSA) is one of the nation’s largest foodservice distributors, serving customers in 15 western and mid-western states. This is the sixth consecutive year that FSA, a long-time supporter of South’s award-winning culinary and hospitality industry programs, has participated as the Gifts from the Earth title sponsor. The cocktail hour and silent auction reception is sponsored by Union Bank. Additional sponsors include Boeing, Charlie’s Produce, Interbay Food Company, Rebar & Associates, Southern Wine and Spirits, McGranahan Architects,and Ferguson Construction.

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