Calling all Hip Chicks and Cool Cats! Grab your love beads, your old 45s and dust off your bell-bottoms for a groovy party. Join the Culinary Studies Institute in celebrating the Swingin’ Sixties and Oakland Community College’s 50th anniversary. Enjoy righteous food, drinks and live entertainment.
The Swingin’ Sixties Celebration dinner will be at 6 p.m., Thursday, October 23, at OCC’s Orchard Ridge Campus in the 3rd floor of Tirrell Hall – J Building. The evening will feature a five-course meal with authentic specialties including neato drinks, a rad photo booth, and the lively Beatles tribute band, Toppermost.
The Swingin’ Sixties is CSI’s first themed dinner of the 2014-2015 season. Under the watchful eyes of chef instructors, students research, plan, prepare and serve a feast including wines selected to complement dinner. The evening’s mood is set at a cocktail hour before the dinner with specialty hors d’oeuvres. A cash bar offers beverages concocted to reflect the evening’s theme as well as offering a selection of wines and beer.
At each dinner event, pastry chefs and their students create specialty products for purchase. The bake shop opens at 5 p.m. to allow time to shop for specialty breads, coffee cakes, cookies, tortes and candies. Many items freeze well. It is not necessary to attend the dinner to shop at the bakery goods sale.
Tickets are $50 per person and may be purchased on the Eventbrite website or using an order form on the dining website. Go to www.oaklandcc.edu/culinary and click “Swingin’ 60’s Celebration.” Reservations are required. The deadline for reserving seats is Tuesday, October 21. For more information, call (248) 522-3700.
About the OCC Culinary Studies Institute: The CSI is Michigan’s premier hospitality school. The largest of the Institute’s programs, Culinary Arts, gives students a combination of classroom and hands on experience. In addition to extensive time in kitchen labs cooking and baking, specialties such as ice carving and wine and spirits are offered. Students participate in events such as the annual Wassail Feast at the student-run Ridgewood Café, a restaurant on the Orchard Ridge Campus.
About OCC: With five campuses throughout Oakland County, OCC is celebrating its 50th year. OCC is the largest community college in Michigan and the 25th largest in the nation. It offers degrees and certificates in more than 160 career fields and university transfer degrees in business, science and the liberal arts. More than a million students have enrolled in the college since it opened in 1965. To learn more about OCC, visit www.oaklandcc.edu.
By Margarita Wagerson