HospitaBull Evening “A Taste of Israel” to be Held on February 17

HospitabullSARASOTA, Fla. (January 8, 2015) – Students from the USF Sarasota-Manatee College of Hospitality & Tourism Leadership will host the fifth annual HospitaBull Evening on February 17 at 6 p.m. at The Resort at Longboat Key Club, 3000 Harbourside Drive, Longboat Key, 34228. This year’s upscale dinner themed “A Taste of Israel” showcases authentic Israeli cuisine and features Yaron Azuolay, a special guest chef who oversees demonstrations and training for live cooking with Nyga Chef in Nordia, Israel. HospitaBull is an elegant dinner event completely planned, organized, cooked and served by USFSM students for approximately 200 guests.

The HospitaBull series was created in the Spring of 2011 to serve as an outlet to gain hands-on experience for students in the Restaurant Management, Event Management and Food Prep courses. It also acts as a fundraiser to support students in their food preparation and event management classes at the new USFSM Culinary Innovation Lab on Main Street in Lakewood Ranch, and to provide funds for trips to conferences and other curriculum enrichment activities.

Guest chef Yaron Azuolay has over twenty years of experience as a lead chef and specializes in seafood preparation as well as French and Spanish cuisine. Azuolay is recognized as being highly creative with experience in menu design, special events, catering and hotel restaurant management. He received his training in Belgium, Holland, France and Spain, and appeared several times on Israeli national television doing live food preparation. Azuolay is also positively reviewed in countless Israeli national and urban news journals.

Individual tickets are $150 with tables available at $1,500. For all sponsorship levels and event details, please contact Andrea Stephens: 941-359-4737 or ajstephens@sar.usf.edu. The Spring 2015 Hospitabull Evening is presented by Sarasota Magazine, The Resort at Longboat Key Club and The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee.

For more information regarding HospitaBull, please visit http://usfsm.edu/hospitabull