Autumn in Asheville 2020 is going digital

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Please join us for this year's event, Autumn in Asheville: Virtual Cocktail Hour, and help raise funds for culinary scholarships. A $15 ticket gets you to access to this exciting online event where you will hear from students, donors, and even a special celebrity guest! Additional ticket levels are available and include benefits like a selection of handmade chocolates from the A-B Tech Culinary Department, and much more!

Join us Thursday, the 15th of October, 5:45 to 7:00 p.m.

As an attendee, you will hear from students and donors of our Culinary Arts program. They will share stories about how they have overcome the challenges of the pandemic. Local celebrity chef Reza Setayesh to join us. As an A-B Tech alumni, he recently participated in Beat Bobby Flay on the Food Network and won! Although we will not have an auction this year like in the past, we have included different ticket levels with different benefits, for example for $50 you can also enjoy a box of chocolates from our Baking and Pastry Arts students.

The goal is to help us have a shared experience, even though we cannot be in person. To help us achieve that Andrew Nelson will be sending a video of a classic cocktail lesson from Walter Rapetski before the event so that everyone can safely enjoy a signature cocktail. As a reminder, all tickets and donations will support the Foundation and Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Departments.

For more information about tickets and sponsorship opportunities contact Andrew Nelson at or (828) 398-7177, or visit the Autumn in Asheville web page.

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