The location may change, but the highlight of the evening remains the same:

An evening of incomparable food with specially designed wine pairings that won't show up on any other menu in town. The dinner is limited to 100 guests.

Dinner Sponsorships and Tickets

All proceeds from the Fran Folsom Culinary Arts Scholarship Dinner fund scholarships for students in their final year of the Culinary Arts degree programs at PPCC. These programs achieve a 95% job placement rate after graduation. The chefs you are introduced to at the dinner will be headlining in kitchens across the region. And you will be the first to taste their fine dining accomplishments.


Executive Chef $3,000

Funds a scholarship for an aspiring chef, includes 2 seats at the dinner

$2,900 tax deductible

Chef de Cuisine $1,500

Funds one-half of a scholarship, includes 2 seats at the dinner

$1,400 tax deductible

MaƮtre D $1,000

Includes 4 seats at the dinner

$800 tax deductible

Chef Garde $500

Includes 2 seats at the dinner

$400 tax deductible

Individual Tickets

Individual tickets are $150

$100 tax deductible

Please call 719-502-2013 to purchase or for more information.

Event Details:

Sunday, April 14, 2019

  • 5 p.m. wine & hors d'oeuvres
  • 6 p.m. dinner


Garden of the Gods Club
3314 Mesa Road
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80904

RSVP: April 5

Call for availability: 719.502.2013

Can't make it to the event but still would like to donate to the scholarship fund?


More About the Fran Folsom Culinary Arts Scholarship

The Fran Folsom Culinary Arts Scholarship is a singular award for Culinary Arts students who achieve the highest academic and practical excellence. The $3,000 scholarship is a mark of true excellence and helps students prepare for their culinary future.

More About the Culinary Program at PPCC

The PPCC Culinary Arts Program is the largest of its kind in the community. It serves more than 350 students and graduated more than 100 students this past year. The program received an Exemplary Status by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accreditation Committee and has a 95-percent job placement rate.

We thank event sponsor Sovereignty Wines for donating the fine wine pairings for the evening.