Volstead, CIA Student Charity Event, November 12 2022

Rumor has it the ’20s are back. Experience Volstead, a throwback to Prohibition-era speakeasies, brought to you by The Culinary Institute of America’s senior class. A swell of a time is in store as you will be captivated by our breathtaking ambiance. Enjoy specialty cocktails and hors d’oeuvre at a pre-event reception, then head inside to the dining room at Farquharson Hall, where you will feast on an extravagant seven-course meal.

We have many surprises in store for you but, in true speakeasy fashion, we can’t spill all the beans. Join in on our best-dressed contest and showcase your best 1920s glitz and glamour. This event also includes a silent auction and raffle.

This student-planned, operated, and organized charity event celebrates and highlights what the future leaders of the culinary world have learned during their time at the CIA. The evening will benefit Dutchess Outreach, a local non-profit organization dedicated to addressing food insecurity through advocacy and hunger relief programs. In addition, a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Love for Lade Perry Memorial Scholarship, in honor of Omolade “Lade,” Perry, a 16-year U.S. Navy veteran and bachelor’s student at the CIA, who passed away in April 2022.
Charity: Dutchess Outreach.
Scholarship: Love for Lade Perry Memorial Scholarship.
Date: Saturday, November 12, 2022.
Time: Cocktail hour will begin at 3:30 p.m. in Roth Hall, followed by dinner in Farquharson Hall.
Location: The Culinary Institute of America, 1946 Campus Drive, Hyde Park, NY 12538.
Dress Code: Formal (Dress for the Roaring ’20s).
Entertainment: Live Jazz music.
Price: $150 per person, including the reception, seven-course dinner, all beverages, tax, and service.
Additional Notes: This event is limited to 117 guests. CIA gift cards are not redeemable at this event. Allergens and dietary restrictions can be accommodated. Please specify on the reservation form.

This event has sold out. For questions about the event or to be added to the wait list, please call 845-905-4372.


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This event is presented by CIA bachelor’s degree students. These future stars in the hospitality industry are responsible for all of the evening’s planning and execution, from menu development to the overall ambiance and design of the event.