Mark your calendars for the Southern California Tasting & Auction, an open-air gathering featuring fine wines, tantalizing cuisine and unique auction items on Sunday, May 4.
This inaugural benefit will take place 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the picturesque setting of Cal Poly Pomona's newly renovated W.K. Kellogg Commemorative Rose Garden and Aratani Japanese Garden.
Unique and one-of-a kind items will be featured at the live and silent auctions. Up for bid will be fine wines, dining packages and incredible travel opportunities, including an African Safari and seven-day South of France getaway.
Proceeds from the event will go toward Cal Poly Pomona and its students with scholarships and academic enrichment opportunities.
The Collins School of Hospitality Management will play a lead role in the tasting segment of the event by arranging for numerous restaurants and wineries to present a sampling from their savory menus.
In addition, The Collins School will host a VIP reception honoring the legacy of Carl Karcher with the prestigious Robert Mondavi Wine and Food Award for 2008. This annual award honors those with a passionate, lifelong commitment to excellence in the hospitality industry. The Collins School is one of the top-ranked hospitality management programs in North America and is the oldest and largest hospitality management program in California.
A general admission ticket costs $100 and a VIP admission ticket costs $250. For more details about the event and sponsorships opportunities visit, www.polytaste.com or call (909) 869-4731.