Students from the Department of Retail, Hospitality, and Tourism Management, together with an award-winning chef, will create a unique gourmet dinner as part of the 13th Annual Appalachian Spring fundraiser on Saturday, March 28. The event will be held at 6:00 P.M. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 401 W. Summit Hill Drive. The event helps support the dreams of Retail, Hospitality and Tourism Management students and provides them with an enriched education experience. Included in the event are a silent auction, wine-and-beer reception, hors d’oeuvres and a four-course dinner with wine pairings. Students will prepare the meal from start to finish with the help of guest chef Robert Allen; executive chef of Citico’s Restaurant and Club at the WindRiver Lakefront and Golf Community on Tellico Lake in Lenoir City.
As part of the event, the RHTM students will honor Susan Whitaker, Tennessee Commissioner of Tourism Development, with the Department of Retail, Hospitality, and Tourism Management’s first “Innovator in the Industry” award.
More information is available on the UTK Events website. The event is open to the public.