NCC to Host Bounty & Barrel Event


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The Nash Community College Foundation and Debbie’s Fund will host a one-of-a-kind Bounty & Barrel event Tuesday, November 7, 2017 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at Nash Community College’s Business and Industry Center. Debbie’s Fund was established as a memorial tribute to Debbie Kornegay, her legacy, passion for cooking, ministry of service, and commitment to education, and has impacted many lives throughout North Carolina.

College Hospitality Management, Culinary and Brewing, Distillation and Fermentation faculty and students, along with other widely known industry professionals will provide a feature of seasonal fare and culinary delights. The event will showcase bison, shrimp, venison, flounder, local vegetables and fruits and more, at food stations located both indoors and outdoors.

Food celebrity, Lisa Prince, host of UNC-TV’s “Flavor, NC” will make a special appearance bringing energy, southern charm and her abiding love for North Carolina grown food. Whether working with well-known chefs, restaurateurs, or celebrity chefs like Paula Deen and Bobby Flay, Lisa’s love for cooking and good food has taken her across the state surveying the vibrant food scene and bounty.

In addition to great food, guests will sample barrel aged spirits, Nash Community College student brews, and even a signature event cocktail specially crafted by Certified Spirits Specialist Michael J. Ring. A VIP hour will begin at 5:00 PM in NCC’s Brewing, Distillation and Fermentation classroom, with Michael educating attendees on the production, maturation and pairing of whisky. Michael began his hospitality career as an American Culinary Federation Apprentice quickly ascending to the rank of Executive Chef. There he found a passion for wine and spirits that matched his love of global cuisines. Having toured over 45 distilleries in North America and abroad, he has continued to educate himself. Michael serves as Whisky Brand Champion for Brown-Forman, and is a 16-year industry veteran.

NCC President Dr. Bill Carver said, “We are excited to host the community on our campus for a unique event remembering Debbie Kornegay’s life of service, and as we celebrate five decades of student success.” Proceeds benefit Debbie’s Fund and the Nash Community College Culinary Arts program. “This is a great opportunity to bring our community together to sample the goodness of North Carolina, and our region, in one location where some of the hospitality industry’s finest professionals will be on hand to educate, prepare, serve, and answer questions about the beautiful bounty of our area,” Bob Kornegay said.

Tickets for the Bounty & Barrel event only are $40 per person. The cost for admission to the VIP hour and the Bounty & Barrel is $60 per person. For sponsorship opportunities and more information, please call 252-451-8440 or visit