TRAVERSE CITY — Tickets are now on sale for A Taste of Success to go on April 28, the premier annual fundraiser for students at NMC’s Great Lakes Culinary Institute.

Patrons will take home a delicious around-the-world cuisine tour from charcuterie through dessert. Each to-go package, prepared by Great Lakes Culinary Institute students, generously serves two and includes:

  • Charcuterie box
  • Soup
  • Global tour box with samplings of cuisines from around the world
  • Dessert box

Packages are $250 and available for pick up between 4 and 6 p.m. Friday, April 28 at NMC’s Great Lakes campus, 715 E. Front St., Traverse City. The 2022 event raised more than $130,000 for student scholarships. The event was first held at the Park Place Hotel in 1994.

The Great Lakes Culinary Institute at Northwestern Michigan College offers both degree and certificates. Its newest Culinary-Maritime certificate will debut this fall. It is accredited by the American Culinary Federation, one of fewer than 200 U.S. colleges to receive that distinction. Students are eligible to become ACF Certified Culinarians upon graduation.

Boxes are $250 each. Call (231) 995-1021 or buy online. More information is available at

Release date: February 22, 2023

For more information:

Chef Les Eckert
Director, Great Lakes Culinary Institute



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