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Taste the Future Aug. 13

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Taste the Future

President Harrison and others toast Taste the Future.

Taste the Future


Taste the Future


Taste the Future


Taste the Future



Taste the Future

Annual event will also officially kick off Columbus State's 50th Anniversary

When the Columbus State Community College Foundation hosts the 25th annual Taste the Future Culinary Showcase and fundraiser this year, six special chefs will be honored. Each of them took part in the very first Taste the Future in 1989 and each will be recognized as honorary History Makers.

Those original chefs were Cameron Mitchell, Sue Doody, Hubert Seifert, Paul Panzera, Kamal Boulos, and Kent Rigsby. And the original establishments included Fifty-Five, Lindey's, Gourmet Market (SPAGIO), Paul's Pantry, The Refectory, and Rigsby's Kitchen.

In all, more than 50 establishments including chefs from catering companies, private clubs, top restaurants and hotels have signed on for 2013. Their participation makes Taste the Future the largest and most diverse culinary showcase in central Ohio.

The annual event raises money to support student scholarships and special programs at the college. Many of the participating restaurants at the event feature graduates of the Columbus State Chef Apprentice program. Over just the past decade, Taste the Future has raised more than $1 million in scholarship support.

The culinary showcase also marks the beginning of Columbus State's 50th Anniversary celebration. Honoring the college's 1963 founding, the anniversary milestone will include special events and public service projects by college staff and faculty throughout the academic year.

A complete menu of offerings and individual tickets for $100 each are available online at Tickets will also be sold at the door.

Taste the Future will be held Tuesday, Aug. 13, from 5:30 - 9 p.m. on the Columbus Campus of Columbus State Community College, 550 East Spring Street, Columbus.