22 Feb

Fat Tuesday Fun at Tech

Mary | February 22nd, 2010
Faculty and Staff who helped with Fat Tuesday event

Photography: James Holloway

WVU Tech’s Dining Services hosted a “Fat Tuesday – Top Chefs of Tech” dinner on Tuesday, February 16th, at the Bears Den dining hall on the Tech campus. This fun event provided students a “taste” of the Louisiana holiday with authentic Cajun food and entertainment.

The event also provided another opportunity for the “Top Chefs of Tech” (WVU Tech’s executive staff) to don chef’s jackets, do some cookin’, and interact with students.

Faculty and Staff at Fat Tuesday event

The featured menu included items typically found on menus in the French Quarter. The Top Chef’s of Tech prepared and dished-up such Louisianan favorites as red beans ‘n’ rice, Cajun-style catfish, jambalaya, oven fried chicken, cornbread, dirty rice and king cake! Bartenders were also on hand to mix traditional “mock Hurricanes.”

Student with balloon Students in masks at Fat Tuesday event

The dining hall was decorated with a Bourbon Street backdrop, flowers, street lights, and balloons. Display cooking stations were staffed by Deans and Directors dressed in chef coats, beads and Mardi Gras headwear.

Students enjoying Fat Tuesday event

Students and other campus guests were given Mardi Gras beads and had the opportunity to win prizes. One lucky student who found the “baby” in the “KING CAKE” won the grand prize—an iPod Nano.

More than 300 students participated in the celebration. Students and staff alike gave the event great praise for the high-energy and campus-buzz generated by “Fat-Tuesday.” Laissez le bon temps rouler!

Student at Fat Tuesday event Students enjoying refreshments at Fat Tuesday event

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