Culinary event to benefit ECHO, BTC scholarship fund
If you go
What: A Culinary Delight, a fundraiser for ECHO and the Culinary Students’ Scholarship Fund at Blackhawk Technical College.
Where: Janesville Country Club, 2615 W. Memorial Drive.
When: 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20.
Cost: $75, of which a portion is tax deductible.
Reservations: Call ECHO at (608) 754-5333 or the Janesville Country Club at (608) 755-7777. Reservations are due Monday.
JANESVILLE Some of Janesville’s most notables will serve a gourmet dinner at the fourth annual A Culinary Delight, on Sunday, Sept. 20, at the Janesville Country Club, 2615 W. Memorial Drive.
ECHO, a local faith-sponsored charity, and the Culinary Students’ Scholarship Fund at Blackhawk Technical College will share event proceeds.
Students enrolled in BTC’s culinary program will donate time and culinary talents to prepare the meal under the leadership of instructors Joe Wollinger, Mark Olsen and Katie Thomas.
Activities will start at 5 p.m. with appetizers, a cash bar and silent auction. Dinner will be served at 5:45 p.m.
The menu includes a pear and apple Waldorf salad with sherry vinaigrette dressing, choice of fresh lobster or filet mignon served with blue cheese herb butter sweet and russet potatoes pave’ and locally grown vegetables. The dessert tray will include hazelnut chocolate profiteroles, strawberry crumb tarts, s’more brownies, bourbon tarts with chocolate chips and lemon crème éclairs.
Notable servers are:
-- Roger Axtell, Janesville Foundation vice president.
-- Larry Barton, ECHO board member.
-- John Beckord, Forward Janesville president.
-- Rich Bostwick, Rock County Supervisor and Blackhawk Technical College trustee.
-- David Cullen, J.P. Cullen & Sons president and chief executive officer.
-- Tim Cullen, Janesville School Board member and ECHO board member.
-- The Rev. Steve Ekblad, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church pastor.
-- Gail Graham, United Way of North Rock County president.
-- Rich Gruber, Mercy Health System vice president.
-- Emily Gruenewald, Janesville Performing Arts Center executive director.
-- Jeni Hallatt, Mercy Health System.
-- Matt Kealy, owner of Kealy’s Café, Kealy’s Airport Café and Matt’s Dog House.
-- Eric Larson, BTC president.
-- Rob Lisser, Bliss Communications chief financial officer.
-- Bill MacFarlane, MacFarlane Pheasant Farm owner.
-- Pat McDonald, McDonald and Gustafson, lawyer.
-- Tom McDonald, McDonald and Gustafson lawyer and Janesville City Council member.
-- Rick Mueller, Custom Xerographics owner.
-- David Murdy, Dean Riverview Clinic physician.
-- Chris Murwin, Blackhawk Community Credit Union customer relations.
-- Mike O’Brien, WCLO/WJVL general manager.
-- Patty Schumacher, M&I Bank senior vice president.
-- Mike Sheridan, Wisconsin State Assemblyman speaker.
-- Laurie Steeber, BTC board member.
-- Russ Steeber, Rock County Sheriff’s Office and Janesville City Council member.
-- Kerry Swanson, St. Mary’s Janesville Hospital president.
-- The Rev. Randy Timmerman, St. John Vianney priest.
-- The Rev. Steve Umhoefer, St. Mary’s priest.
-- Diane Wilhelm, Dean Southern Region Clinic administrator.
-- Mary Willmer-Sheedy, M&I Bank community bank president.