Washtenaw Community College
“Sustainable Dinner and Movie”
WCC Department of Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management Students
To Cook And Serve A Sustainably-Focused Meal
Friday, Oct. 18
Emmy-Award Winning Documentary “Split Estate” To Follow Dinner
Movie Explores The Fracking Industry
Activities Part of WCC Sustainability Literacy Task Force [SLTF] Year Of Energy Celebration
WHAT: A “sustainable” dinner made by Washtenaw Community College [WCC] Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management. Movie to follow titled, “Split Estate.” [Details on dinner menu below.]
WHEN/WHERE: Friday, Oct. 18. Dinner to be held at [student run] Garrett’s Restaurant at 5:50 p.m. Reservations are required for dinner by e-mailing email@example.com or visiting the restaurant Tuesday through Friday between 11:30 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. Garrett’s is located in the WCC Student Center Building. Tickets are $10.
The “Split Estate” movie will follow dinner and shown in the Towsley Auditorium – in the Morris Lawrence Building.
Attendees are encouraged to ride public transportation to the event, or ride to the event by bike.
“We are very excited about this event,” said Emily Thompson, a professor in the WCC biology department and member of the Sustainability Literacy Task Force – a multi-disciplinary committee of WCC faculty whose passion is to educate people about the benefits of sustainability, or using the planet’s resources wisely. “This combined dinner/movie event has something for everyone,” Thompson said. “We hope to have a wonderful evening with a sustainably-produced dinner followed by a thought-provoking movie about fracking, which is use of hydraulic fracturing of rocks to obtain natural gas.”
Appetizer: Cauliflower Au Gratin Dip, Tortilla Chips and Salsa
Salad: Roasted Vegetable Melange, Mixed Greens, Squash, Rutabaga, Celery Root, Honey Walnut Vinaigrette
Soup: Pureé of Michigan White Potato and Fennel
Entrees: Mushroom Risotto Cake, Aborio rice, mushrooms, soft poached egg, brussel sprouts, fresh ricotta cheese, lemon citronette
Dessert: Deconstructed apple cobbler, Michigan Apple Streusel Crumble, Calder Dairy Ice Cream
“We define sustainability as keeping the many ingredients used in our student run restaurant as local as possible,” said Chef Alice Gannon-Boss, WCC Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Instructor. “This approach demonstrates to our students and guests of Garrett’s restaurant – the importance of eating healthy meals – while at the same time, supporting food vendors in Ann Arbor and in our surrounding communities. It’s an investment that benefits everyone – and instills a sense of responsibility and appreciation for the earth’s food resources,” Gannon-Boss added.
“Split Estate,” is an award-winning documentary about the controversial use of fracking – the process of removing trapped natural gas by high pressure injections of water, sand, and chemicals.
The movie is free and is sponsored by the WCC Students For
Sustainable Food Systems.
[Editor’s note: Contacts: Emily Thompson, Ph.D., WCC Faculty, Life Sciences, Member of SLTF Committee, Chef Alice Gannon-Boss, M.S. C.H.E., WCC Faculty, Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Instructor. Both are available for interviews. Contact Susan Ferraro at firstname.lastname@example.org or (734) 922-5568.]
Washtenaw Community College is located at 4800 E. Huron Drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 48105.
Washtenaw Community College (WCC) has made education accessible and affordable for the local community for 48 years. Located in Ann Arbor, MI, the College offers over 120 degrees and certificates, an open door admission policy and affordable tuition rates. WCC is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, the regional accrediting organization recognized by the United States Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.