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Become a Friends With Taste Member

If you love food, restaurants and their place in culture, and you have a soft spot for students who want to gain the key skills needed to succeed in the hospitality and culinary industries, join our culinary membership group, Friends with Taste.

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Your annual Friends with Taste® membership dollars support JCCC's world-renowned programs in hospitality and culinary education with a sustainable revenue source. And as a member, you'll be invited to exclusive events, tours, dinners and other great experiences.

Recently, Friends with Taste® members have enjoyed:

  • Culinary team trial dinners
  • Visiting chefs like Megan and Colby Garrelts and Ryan Brazeal
  • Wine tastings
  • Chef's Table during Special Topics courses
  • Foodie field trips for behind-the-scenes experiences at local and regional culinary gems

Since its founding in 2013, Friends with Taste has funded:

  • Life-changing scholarships for JCCC culinary students
  • Competition expenses for JCCC teams to compete regionally, nationally and internationally
  • Cutting-edge equipment and supplies to ensure success in the classroom and beyond. 

Membership fees are a tax-deductible donation to JCCC's Hospitality Management program. Your membership is annual from the date of your gift and includes two individuals at the same address.