Hospitality and Tourism’s Gala Dinner and Silent Auction Set for Feb. 23

Posted: January 31, 2013

Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) Hospitality and Tourism program’s 22nd Annual Gala Dinner and Silent Auction will feature authentic New Orleans Creole cuisine, Feb. 23 in Town and Gown (Room AC2057) on the Gresham Campus.

This year’s theme is “Saints Tempting Your Palate: New Orleans Style.”  Viewing of the auction items will be available when the doors open at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets are $70 and may be purchased by calling the Hospitality and Tourism Club at 503- 491-7698 or completing an RSVP form found at or emailing

Adam Higgs, executive chef and owner of Acadia Restaurant, will be the guest chef for this year’s event. He has donated his time, knowledge and experience to educating students in the culinary path of the Hospitality and Tourism program. Higgs knows all the ins and outs of operating a restaurant, having worked his way up from dishwasher at age 15, to head chef just eight years later. He purchased Acadia Restaurant in 2004 and has been managing it and working as the executive chef ever since.

“With an extensive background in French cuisine, having Chef Higgs as the guest chef should make this year’s event one of the best yet,” says MHCC student Sabrina Spangler.

Planning the Event Gives Students Valuable Experience
Students in the Hospitality and Tourism program take an active role in planning, marketing, organizing and running this annual fundraising event. They select the theme, invite the guest chef, develop the menu, design all decorations and gather donated auction items. Proceeds help fund an education-related trip for students.

Individuals requiring accommodations due to a disability may contact the MHCC Disability Service Office at 503-491-6923 or 503-491-7670 (TDD). Please call at least two weeks prior to the event to ensure availability.

For information on MHCC’s Hospitality and Tourism curriculum, please visit

For more information, please contact the Office of College Advancement, 503-491-7204 or

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