The Saint Martin's Gala is the University's major fundraising event for student scholarships. Over the years, the black tie affair has grown to be the premier culinary event in the South Sound, featuring a live auction, a five-course gourmet dinner and cooking demonstrations by such renowned chefs as Ming Tsai and Andrew Zimmern. All proceeds from the Saint Martin's Gala directly support student scholarships.

Past galas

Photo of celebrity chef Carla Hall and alumni speaker Ahmadou Seck

Gala 2019: Carla Hall
$1.4 million raised

Date: November 2, 2019
Alumni speaker: Ahmadou Seck '11

Roy Yamaguchi cooks onstage at Gala 2018

Gala 2018: Roy Yamaguchi
$1.3 million raised

Date: November 3, 2018
Alumni speaker: Chantal Arevalo '17

Ming Tsai cooks onstage at Gala 2017

Gala 2017: Ming Tsai
$1.2 million raised

Date: November 4, 2017
Alumni speaker: Sancha Elevado ’12
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Andrew Zimmern & Ligia Karazawa cook onstage at Gala 2016

Gala 2016: Andrew Zimmern & Ligia Karazawa
$1.2 million raised

Date: November 5, 2016
Alumni speakers: Crystal Maria ’13 and Dillon Linhart ’14
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Cast of The CHEW presents onstage at Gala 2015

Gala 2015: The CHEW
$1.6 million raised

Date: November 7, 2015
Student speaker: Deveney De La Cruz ’15

Lidia Bastianich raises a glass onstage at Gala 2014

Gala 2014: Lidia Bastianich
$891,000 raised

Date: November 1, 2014
Student speaker: Ben Lopez ’15

Michael Symon speaks onstage at Gala 2013

Gala 2013: Michael Symon

$960,000 raised

Date: November 2, 2013
Student speaker: Dillon Linhart ’14

Guy Fieri cooks onstage at Gala 2012

Gala 2012: Guy Fieri

$760,000 raised

Date: November 3, 2012
Student speaker: Crystal Maria ’13

Mario Batali presents onstage at Gala 2011

Gala 2011: Mario Batali

$608,000 raised

Date: November 5, 2011
Student speaker: Jonathon Hew Len ’12

Interested in becoming a Gala sponsor?

We are grateful to the many generous donors and sponsors who help Saint Martin's Gala become the South Sound's fundraising and culinary event of the year!

If you are interested in sponsoring this year's Saint Martin's gala, please contact:

Lacey Ranger
Development and Events Associate