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Community Events

Join us for a variety of educational and recreational events at the Tony & Libba Rane Culinary Science Center! Wine tastings, cooking classes and other special events will be offered to the public throughout the year. Learn how to pair wines with your meal. Experiment with flavor. Rub elbows with professional chefs. The Horst Schulze School of Hospitality Management is eager to provide incredible opportunities for the community to enjoy its resources. Sign up for one or more of our upcoming events below. More events to come!

Wine Tastings

Experience an evening of tasting exquisite wines from around the world with Master Sommelier Thomas Price. You will learn about the wine and practice tasting techniques in a fun, casual class environment. Tickets are $40 per person and may be purchased online.
All wine tastings are from 6 - 7pm at the Tony & Libba Rane Culinary Science Center located at 205 S College Street, Auburn, AL 36830

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Wednesday, March 29, 2023
6pm - 7pm
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Wednesday, April 12, 2023
6pm - 7pm
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Wednesday, May 17, 2023
6pm - 7pm
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Healthy Cooking Fundamentals

Learn to cook tasty meals that support a healthy lifestyle! In this culinary class, Chef Ana Plana will share healthy cooking methods to make food with great flavor that happens to be good for you. Not just nutritious—it’s delicious!

Guests will receive aprons to wear while cooking. Please wear close-toed shoes, long sleeves and pants that are comfortable for being active in the kitchen. Please pull back long hair.
Roasted Red Pepper Soup Topped with Lemon Yogurt
Oven Roasted Chicken with Farro
Roasted Seasonal Vegetables
Mendiants (Chocolate Clusters with Dried Fruits and Nuts)

Healthy Cooking Words over a dish with oven roasted vegetables.

Saturday, March 18, 2023
Lunch session: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Dinner session: 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
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The Hospitality Gala

Since 1992, Auburn’s Horst Schulze School of Hospitality Management has hosted a formal dinner and auction as the program’s signature event and the culmination of a semester long event management course. Students enrolled in the catering and events management class continue this tradition of excellence by planning, organizing, executing and facilitating the annual Hospitality Gala under the direction of Dr. Alecia Douglas, hospitality management associate professor.

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Thursday, April 20, 2023
Reception: 5:30 pm
Dinner: 6:30 pm
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Stay Informed

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For questions, contact Caitlin Myers via email or 334-844-4267.