The First Epicurean Society Event Raises Scholarship Dollars

The Epicurean Society was created to bring members of the Charlotte community together to share exceptional meals while supporting Johnson & Wales University. Donations to the society will assist students through The Epicurean Society Scholarship Fund and enable members to enjoy the talents of students, faculty and friends through JWU culinary events.

Thanks to the volunteer leadership of Susan and David Dooley, Lisa and Ed Weisiger, and Pam and Harding Stowe more than 40 couples have joined the society since its inception in October 2007. More than 70 people attended the first major event with special guest, Virginia Philip ’89, master sommelier at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Fla.

“The success of the Epicurean Society event is another example of the broad-based, generous support that Johnson & Wales University has enjoyed in Charlotte since our opening in September 2004,” Art Gallagher, Charlotte Campus president said of the event. “We honored a distinguished alumna, opened our doors to leading members of the Charlotte community and raised a significant amount for student scholarships.”

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