FITCHBURG — Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School’s 30th annual Superintendent’s Dinner will be held Wednesday, April 12, at the school.
The gala event, the school’s major fundraiser, is sponsored by the Monty Tech Foundation. Proceeds benefit the foundation’s student scholarship fund. Last year, the foundation awarded $50,000 in scholarships to deserving graduates.
A multicourse gourmet dinner, prepared and served by students and chef-instructors in the Culinary Arts program, will begin at 6 p.m. A social hour, at 5 p.m., will kick off the evening’s festivities.
This year’s theme is “Hollywood’s Golden Era.” Students and teachers in many of the school’s career and technical programs are busy working on projects and displays that will transform the school into the Hollywood of yesteryear.
The social hour will feature such offerings as seafood and sushi bars, assorted cheeses and fruits, assorted canapés and hot hors d’oeuvres, and a charcuterie tray.
For dinner, guests will dine on apple-butternut bisque, garnished with roasted tri-color bell peppers; salad of wild arugula, mixed greens, sun-dried cranberries, roasted tomatoes and white-balsamic vinaigrette; pan-seared sea scallops with sweet-potato puree, pancetta and pea tendrils. The intermezzo is a blackberry cabernet sorbet. The entrée is petite filet mignon of Black Angus tenderloin, port-wine demi-glace sauce, Gruyere scallion rosti cake and seasonal vegetables. Caramel mascarpone cheesecake will be served for dessert.
Some of the area’s premier chefs will lend hand in preparing the dinner.
Silent and live auctions will be held, with a wide variety of gift items up for bid. In addition to gifts donated by Monty Tech supporters, students in the school’s career and technical programs are handcrafting items for the auctions.
Each dinner guest will receive a unique “thank-you” gift, designed and crafted by students and teachers in the Cabinetmaking program. Students are making and packaging about 400 items, which will not be revealed until presented that evening.
Dinner tickets, which are $150 per person, $1,200 for a table of eight, and $1,500 for table of 10, can be obtained by calling 978-345-9200, ext. 5253.