On Sunday April 10th the Food & Hospitality Institute at El Centro College hosted the eighth annual Bits & Bites fundraiser, honoring Janice Provost of Parigi and Chad Houser of Café Momentum.
"Bits and Bites is a very important part of the El Centro College Food & Hospitality Institute culture. This year we honored two of our own; Janice Provost and Chad Houser both exemplify the potential to which our students aspire," said Steve DeShazo, director of the Food & Hospitality Institute. "To create opportunities for themselves, make a difference in our community and provide service to others through a career in the food and hospitality industry. We are thankful to Chad and Janice for their pursuit of these goals and the sacrifices they have made to see their visions come to life. It was a great party!"
The evening's festivities featured foods prepared by El Centro's alumni and friends of the college. There were plenty of delicious savory and sweet small plates to enjoy paired with craft beer and fantastic wine!
|560||Jacob Williamson||Hyatt Regency||Hermann Hiemeyer|
|3015 @ Trinity Groves||Sharon Van Meter||La Duni||Dunia Borga|
|Beignets by Andre||Andre Bedouret||Mozzarella Company||Paula Lambert|
|Blue Mesa Grill||Nikisha Carpenter||Nick & Sams||Robert Clifford|
|Café 43||John Maas||Parigi||Janice Provost|
|Central Market||Lindsey Swinson||The Porch||Adam West|
|Cita Salsa||Lena Paloma||SMU Dining||Victoria Hooker|
|Deliciously Devoted||Amber Redden||Sysco||Patrick Hershorn|
|Deloitte University||Carl Chamberlain||The Tamale Company||Liz Plimmer|
|Empire Bakery||Meanders Ozarow||T-REX Pickles||Travis Bush|
|Fearings||Gabriela McCormick||UTD - Dining Services||Gene Christiano|
|Gaylord Hotels||Arthur Surman||Vestals Food||Jordan Swim|
|Grand Hyatt DFW||Jean-Claude Plihon||Wheat & Sour||David Madrid|
|Global Wine Imports||Marc Kelminson|
|Kobrand Corp||Beat Kotoun|
|Merchant du Vin||Robert Watts|
|Ben E. Keith||David Walker|
|McPherson Vinyards||Jeff Seigal|
|Ice FX||Dean Demaris|
Proceeds from this popular evening contributed to a fund established to expand the FHI program: more Bits & Bites, more kitchens, and more services to nurture the next generation of food and hospitality experts in our own hometown, one of the nation’s top dining destinations.
Once again we would like to extend the biggest thank you to our growing Bits & Bites family!
Join us to see what we have cooked up for next year! Look forward to seeing you again!!