Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The Connoisseur's Trail auction in Vail, CO

Pamela was featured in the Summer/Fall 2010 issue of Vail Beaver Creek Magazine, and their special insert, Panache, because she is donating a one-of-a-kind pair of "Scroll Crush Cap" earrings (18k Gold with Turquoise & Diamonds) to the annual Connoisseur's Trail auction. You can find Pamela's work in Vail year-round at The Squash Blossom, a very cool local gallery. (See previous blog entry for pictures from Pamela's recent Trunk Show at The Squash Blossom")

Proceeds from "The Connoisseur's Trail" will go to the scholarship fund for the Battle Mountain High school ProStart culinary program.
ProStart is the career-building program for high school students who are interested in culinary arts and restaurant and foodservice management. Throughout an exciting two-year period, they study in the classroom, participate in mentored work experiences, and test their skills in local and national competitions.
ProStart is an excellent career starter for high school students, an exciting teaching opportunity for educators, a truly rewarding experience for ProStart Coordinators, a chance to share practical knowledge for mentors, and a smart investment in the future for ProStart partners.
The Battle Mountain ProStart Culinary Team took first place at the Colorado Restaurant Association's state competition in March 2010 and placed fourth at the nationals competition in April 2010. ProStart and culinary teacher Sharon Wible and mentor chef Paul Ferzacca have helped students in the program win eight state competitions, one national competition and two second places in national competitions.

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