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Sunday, April 26, 2015 is the Eighth year of the Annual Food and Wine Event hosted by the Culinary Arts Management Department of Contra Costa College. Featuring over fifty local restaurants and wineries,  the popular sip and taste gala offers a delicious diversion featuring celebrity chefs, fine wines, artisan chocolates and old fashioned food entertainment including a spirited live auction, a designer cake walk and gourmet mystery bags.  A silent auction will offer array of unique beverages, adventures, dining and culinary accessories including artist designed chef coats and chef uniforms signed by the participating chefs.

The event funds study abroad scholarships sending promising culinary students on a two week educational tour to Europe or Asia, beginning with a concentrated week of training in a local culinary academy. Previous settings for the study abroad scholarships included a tour of China with Martin Yan and a two week educational journey with Italy’s prestigious Marco Polo Culinary Institute in Parma.

The remaining proceeds support the Culinary Arts Management Department of Contra Costa College. The culinary program offers students from diverse backgrounds an otherwise unattainable and affordable, high quality, professional vocational training in preparation for exciting careers in restaurants, hotels, resorts, bakeries and related culinary fields.

Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 at the door and include a souvenir wine glass.  Advance tickets are available now online at www.contracostabooks.com, or the CCC Culinary Arts Department Office at AA-234, 2600 Mission Bell Drive, San Pablo, CA 94806. For more information, please contact Cecilia Romero-Chavez and Angel Chau (510)215.3878 or  email us info@contracostafoodandwine.com.

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