The Savannah Technical College Foundation Community Council raised just under $5,000 in the first Bistro Savoir pre-Thanksgiving sale of artisan breads and desserts made by students in the College’s Culinary Arts baking and pastry program.
“We really weren’t sure what to expect, so to sell out nearly everything we offered is tremendous,” said Gail Eubanks, STC executive director of institutional advancement and communications.
“More than 150 people ordered and were delighted with their purchase, many even asked to be notified when we do this again.”
Proceeds from the sale will go toward the purchase of a $16,000 commercial wood-fired oven that will be used in the College’s new baking and pastry program.
“We knew we wouldn’t be able to fund the purchase of the oven this time. The response was so terrific, we are already planning our next sale in the spring.” The Community Council is a volunteer group of up and coming young professionals who advocate for the College in our community.
For the Bistro Savoir sale, Council members hosted tastings in a variety of public and private venues.
One tasting, sponsored by National Office Systems, directly resulted in $800 in orders, according to Eubanks.