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Delta College Winter Feast Benefits Culinary Students
Culinary Arts students at Delta College will serve up their Winter Feast with an Italian theme on Dec. 7. Photo Contributed

Thanksgiving is over … but the holiday feasts are just getting started. Join Delta College’s Culinary Arts Department as they present their Annual Winter Feast Scholarship Dinner, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Delta’s Danner Hall. This year’s flavorful theme: Italian cuisine.

“Our fundraiser will send Delta College Culinary Arts students to Italy to study Italian heritage food and wine,” said culinary arts instructor Mark Berkner. “Delta’s Culinary Arts Foundation sent three students to study abroad with the Marco Polo Institute for Mediterranean Culture and Tourism last summer.”

The 17-day trip included courses at four different culinary schools from Anzio to Asti.

“This is a tremendous learning experience for our students,” emphasized Berkner. “They will see the world beyond Stockton and realize their full potentials in culinary arts.”

Chef Berkner pointed out that the cost for each student is $4900. Delta’s non-profit Culinary Arts Foundation hopes to grow the number of students they can send on Marco Polo Institute Study Abroad Italian Scholarships. Proceeds from this year’s Winter Feast-Italian will aid those educational efforts.

The Annual Winter Feast is considered one of Stockton’s culinary gems. Winter Feast student teams develop a menu within a theme and create stations where they serve their culinary creations. This buffet style dinner is lively, abundant and flavorful. It provides an opportunity for attendees to interact with students as they share their culinary talents. Wine and beer appropriate to the feast theme will be available at the no-host bar. Live music and a silent auction are also featured at this evening of friends, food and fun.

Support Culinary Arts education at Delta College; plan to attend Winter Feast-Italian.


For tickets, $65, or to make donations, contact Brittney Howard at, 209-954-5099. Purchase tickets online at