The SCTCC Foundation’s first BrewLash, held on Thursday, Oct. 26, was a hotdish of a success.
The fundraiser for student scholarships was a tasting of hotdish creations from SCTCC’s Culinary program and craft beer from area breweries.
“This event was a great success,” said Arlene Williams, Foundation Director. “We achieved all the financial and attendance goals set for ourselves, with the added benefit of the camaraderie and connections made between students, staff, community, and industry.”
The event was held in the college’s Medium/Heavy Truck lab, which was decorated in an autumn theme. Guests purchased tickets that included a commemorative glass to use for beverage sampling at the 10 stations that included a Culinary hotdish as well as a brewery’s beer.
The highlight of the night were the Culinary hotidishes, which included Beer Bacon Mac-n-Cheese hotdish, Loaded Baked Potato hotdish, and traditional Tator Tot hotdish, to name a few. Games and additional ways to donate to student scholarships were also hot spots during the night.
After tasting all the hotdishes, guests were encouraged to vote for their favorite dish. The winning hotdish was Chicken Cordon Bleu, created by Hailey Scofield, Steph Gerlich, and Khalen Moore. Each of them will receive a scholarship from the SCTCC Foundation.
“I talked with two Culinary students on their way out of the kitchen after the event,” said Interim President Lori Kloos. “They were enthusiastic, engaged, and inspired by their role in the success of this event. They reinforced what incredible and rewarding work takes place at SCTCC.”
The funds raised from BrewLash will go toward the Foundation general fund for student scholarships. The Foundation hopes to make this an annual event, with next year’s BrewLash set to celebrate SCTCC’s 70th anniversary.