City College's Annual Wok on the Wild Side Event


Join the students, faculty, and staff of the Culinary Arts and Hospitality Studies Department at City College of San Francisco on Friday April 29th for their annual ~WOK ON THE WILD SIDE~ fundraiser. It’s always a fun event, and this year is no exception. With street food as the theme, the culinary students and chef instructors will take you on a whirlwind tour of global flavors as they turn the teaching kitchens into an international street food fair.

Experience tastes from around the world—Mediterranean falafel, Hawaiian pupus, Caribbean jerk chicken and ceviche shooters, Asian kalbi beef and won tons, North African skewers and flat bread, German beer garden snacks—and other savory bites like grilled pineapple and ginger sausage, merguez sausage, and vegetarian sloppy Joes. Sweet bites will include churros with Mexican chocolate, turon (Filipino banana lumpia), and ice cream sandwiches. And of course, you won’t be left thirsty: drink offerings will include wine, horchata, jamaica, and student-made beer.

The event also features live and silent auctions, led by Ed Vaughn, for fabulous dinners, romantic getaways, fine foods, wines, and overnight hotel stays. Be sure to say hello to official greeter Tom Sweeney, head beefeater doorman of the Sir Francis Drake Hotel.

Tickets for the event start at $75, with proceeds benefiting scholarships and student programs. This is the department’s most important fundraiser of the year, and the need is particularly great in the current climate of budget cuts. The school’s alumni are a who’s who of the culinary arts and hospitality industry today: folks like Nick Peyton, Jeff Hanak, Maggie Pond, Sean O’Brien, Sue Conley, Sam Mogannam at Bi-Rite, and many more. Call 415-239-3152 for tickets, or nab the online invite here.

Event Info

Friday Apr 29, 2011
$75 and up
City College of San Francisco Ocean/Phelan Campus
Statler Wing, 50 Phelan Ave. at Ocean, San Francisco