Sugar Land Wine & Food Affair
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Sumptuous food, world-class wine and an opportunity to work behind the scenes with celebrated winemakers, chefs and restaurateurs at one of the nation's foremost wine and food festivals—that’s what the Sugar Land Wine & Food Affair (formerly the Fort Bend County Grand Wine & Food Affair) is all about for Hilton College students. The College has been a beneficiary of the event since its inception in 2004 and a producing partner since 2012. Over the years, hundreds of students have volunteered at the five-day festival.
But the 2013 event, which will take place from April 24-28, is especially exciting for Hilton College, because it's the first year the festival will be entirely managed and run by our students!
Students chosen to be part of the management team—including a marketing manager, two logistics managers, a special guest hospitality manager, two beverage coordinators, a volunteer coordinator and a beverage director—will enroll in the Sugar Land Wine & Food Affair class, led by Krystal Peay, director of the event.
Other students can volunteer to staff the event, where they'll gain hands-on experience working side-by-side with the industry's best. It's a can't-miss opportunity for students interested in careers in food & beverage management, culinary arts and event planning.
In addition, faculty member Kevin Simon, who teaches the College's Wine Appreciation class and is the director of the Fred Parks Wine Cellar, has become an integral player in the festival's wine education and training programs, so opportunities are available for students to assist and learn in these areas as well.
Don't miss this annual celebration of great wine and food—as a student leader, volunteer or as an attendee! Volunteering for this community event can also be used toward practicum hours.