The MTI Culinary Academy will make a "splash" in Mitchell Friday, November 12, with the first ever Eve of Splash event at the MTI Technology Center. MTI is partnering with Avera Queen of Peace on this add-on event to the annual "Splash" event. Only 100 tickets, all of which have been sold, were available for this wine-tasting and wine education event. The evening will kick off with a Champagne welcome, followed by a wine seminar. The spotlight event will be the food booths with all presentation, preparation and service done by the Culinary students.
Event-goers will be able make four stops during the evening.
"Asian Table" will feature four Asian themed dishes by Danielle Gwin, Alisha Schramm, Jessica Shepherd, Kourtney Schamens, and Tanya Veldkamp.
"Western Grub Pub" will serve smoked pork, buffalo sausage and other tasty treats by Patrick Parker, Kindra Fuerstenau, Ashley Bahm and Sam Brovold.
The "Hawaiian Luau" will showcase several dishes including a flaming pineapple dessert. Chefs are Danielle Dunn, Stephanie Schick, Megan Platz and Alisha VanDenHoek.
Finally, the "Sports Arena" will serve all-American favorites including Philly cheesesteaks and Texas chili by Jason Easton, Nate Mills, Matt Pesall and Jeff Wait. The students are being assisted by instructors Jim Wagner, Patty Hendrix and Shawn Frey.
"Eve of Splash" and "A Splash on the Ivories" will raise money for the Avera Cancer Center in Mitchell.