FRIENDS WITH TASTE® Events

As a FRIENDS WITH TASTE® member, you will be invited to exclusive club events such as wine pairing classes, visiting chefs and tastings of the Culinary Team’s award winning competition meals. Tickets are made available only to FRIENDS WITH TASTE® members.

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Celebrate the One Year Anniversary of FRIENDS WITH TASTE® with Dinner, Wine and Song!

Chef Ryan BrazealLet's get together on Saturday, July 26 to celebrate all of the wonderful classes, dinners, food and drink that made our first full year of FRIENDS WITH TASTE® so tasty. We've cooked up an evening that celebrates our anniversary with great food, wine and the entertaining "Wine Lover's - The Wine Tasting Musical Comedy."

Special thanks go to FRIENDS WITH TASTE® members Jeff and Cathy Alpert for chairing this unique anniversary event. They look forward to celebrating all the group's accomplishments for the Hospitality Management and Culinary program with you.

Dinner attendees will begin their evening with an exclusive 3-course dinner in the Hospitality and Culinary Academy prepared by JCCC culinary graduate, Chef Ryan Brazeal. Ryan is the talented owner/executive chef behind one of the hottest places in Kansas City, Novel restaurant. We are honored to have him participating in our anniversary event.

Doug FrostDoug Frost will select the wine for this dinner and will be on-hand to guide your wine experience. Doug Frost is an American Master of Wine and Master Sommelier as well as an author and wine consultant based in Kansas City. We welcome him back for his second event with us.

Patrons who prefer to attend the musical alone will join dinner guests in the Capitol Federal Conference Center of the Regnier Center for the charming "Wine Lovers - The Wine Tasting Musical." All attendees will taste six different wines, and sip, swirl, and savor this hilarious musical from beginning to end.

Three levels of participation are available for the July 26 event:

VIP Sponsors - $500 per person

The VIP reservation includes:

  • A $325 gift to Hospitality Management and Culinary scholarships and programming
  • A private reception beginning at 5:30 p.m. with Chef Ryan Brazeal & Doug Frost in the Hospitality and Culinary kitchens before dinner
  • Reserved seating for the dinner at 6 p.m.
  • Premier seat for "Wine Lover's - The Wine Tasting Musical" at 8 p.m.
  • The new edition of The World Atlas of Wine, the most essential and authoritative wine reference work.
  • Recognition during the event
  • Make a VIP Sponsor reservation.

Dinner and "Wine Lovers" Reservation

FRIENDS WITH TASTE® members - $160 per person
Non-members - $175 per person

  • 3-course Anniversary Dinner beginning at 6 p.m. in the Hospitality and Culinary Academy
  • A seat for "Wine Lover's - The Wine Tasting Musical" at 8 p.m.
  • Make your reservation online. FRIENDS WITH TASTE® authorization code is FWTONE.

"Wine Lovers" Reservation

FRIENDS WITH TASTE® members - $60 per person
Non-members - $75 per person

  • Wine reception at 7 p.m. with appetizers by Chef Ryan Brazeal and wine selected by Doug Frost in the Regnier Center
  • A seat for "Wine Lover's - The Wine Tasting Musical" at 8 p.m.
  • Make your reservation online. FRIENDS WITH TASTE® authorization code is FWTONE.

 

An Exclusive "Art and Eats" Tour of Bentonville, Arkansas

Friday, Aug. 15–Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014

Looking to get away? We’ve got just the excuse. As a member of FRIENDS WITH TASTE®, we would like to invite you to join us on this exclusive, one-of-a-kind, weekend getaway full of not only the fine arts, but the culinary arts, as well. You’ll enjoy the finest American art collection in the world, and you’ll dine with the finest local chefs, all of whom look forward to feeding you a taste of their talent and their town. Join us as we show you the "Arts and Eats" of Bentonville, Arkansas.

Email the JCCC Foundation for more details or call 913-469-3835.