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Feb 21, 2024
Daily Inter Lake

Tickets Go on Sale for FVCC’s Festival of Flavors Spring Event

The Flathead Valley Community College Foundation’s Festival of Flavors spring event tickets go on sale March 8 at 9 a.m. 

Themed “Golden Gate Gala,” the event takes place Thursday, April 11 at 6 p.m. in the Arts and Technology building on campus in Kalispell. 

FVCC’s Culinary Institute of Montana will provide an array of courses featuring the unique flavors and cultures of San Francisco neighborhoods including Chinatown, Fisherman’s Wharf, and Little Italy. Wine pairings by event sponsor Summit Beverage will complement each tasting. The program will feature music and remarks by student scholarship recipients. 

“We are excited for our guests to have the opportunity to experience Bay Area cuisine created right here by FVCC’s culinary program,” said FVCC Culinary Program Director/Chef Instructor Manda Hudak. “It’s valuable practice for our students to prepare regional American cuisine for an event just as they would in the real world. We look forward to producing a delicious evening for our guests.”

All proceeds from Festival of Flavors events directly benefit student scholarships at FVCC. In 2023, the foundation awarded over $1.7 million in scholarships to FVCC students. 

The event is limited to 120 guests. Tickets are $150 per person. 

For tickets or more information, visit, call 406-756-3632 or email