Last year,  Saint Martin's and the cast of ABC's The CHEW, Mario Batali, Michael Symon, Carla Hall and Clinton Kelly, cooked up one outrageous night of good grub and giving, raising a RECORD-BREAKING $1.6 MILLION for student scholarships!

2016 Saint Martin's Gala

Celebrating 11 years

Gala International is a black-tie gourmet affair featuring culinary experts from around the globe for an evening of dinner, demos and a live auction benefiting Saint Martin’s student scholarships.

The featured celebrity chef for Gala 2016 is Ligia Karazawa, of Eataly Brasil, who will be partnered with Andrew Zimmern, star of Bizarre Foods.

Ligia Karazawa

Ligia Karazawa

Ligia Karazawa is the featured chef from Eataly in São Paulo, Brazil. With 29 locations worldwide, Eataly promotes high-quality Italian cuisine by offering fresh ingredients imported from the Mediterranean for its storefronts and its award-winning restaurants. Eataly often holds classes on nutrition, sustainability, and culinary arts.

Andrew Zimmern

Andrew Zimmern

Andrew Zimmern, a three-time James Beard Award-winning TV personality chef, writer, and teacher, will be co-starring with Ligia Karazawa. Zimmern is known for his Bizarre Foods franchise on the Travel Channel, which includes Bizarre Foods with Andrew ZimmernAndrew Zimmern’s Bizarre WorldBizarre Foods America and the new Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations.

It's about the students

As always, the primary reason for our gathering is our students, whose educational journey is made possible through scholarships. For many students — students like Ben Lopez ’15 — a Saint Martin’s education would not be possible without financial assistance. At last year’s Gala, Ben shared his gratitude with the crowd:

Ben Lopez '15

“Scholarships are tools of empowerment, foundations of support, and opportunities for students to develop into the people [they] truly desire to be. I never could have imagined that my college career would be so amazing. Words cannot express how grateful I am for what they have done for me. All I can say is thank you so much.”

2015 Gala supporters

Presenting Sponsor
Bon Appétit Management Company

Stage Sponsor
Rob Rice Homes

Print Sponsor
Capitol City Press

Media Sponsor

Gala Reception Sponsor
Merlino Fine Foods

Wine Sponsor
Palatine Foundation

Saint Martin Table Patrons
Joe and Liz Williams
Cronk Family Foundation 
FORMA Construction

Saint Benedict Table Patrons  
Margaret Clapp '08, MBA '13
Jim '72 and Melissa Guerci
Debbie Houdous and Pat Geiger
Matt '94 and Shelley Marcus
Terence '62 and Mary Louise '60 Monaghan
Rick and Pam Panowicz
Kathy Lombardo and Fred Wright
America's Credit Union
GM Nameplate
Sunset Air, Inc.

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Saint Benedict Table Patron
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