Special Events

Mardi Gras Dinner, Celebrating Black History Month

Mardi Gras event flyer

In celebration of Black History Month, Enterprise Foundation Dining Services collaborated with the African American Student Council for a Mardi Gras Dinner.

The special event occurred on February 21st from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Centerpointe Dining Commons. Guests enjoyed live music from the Cal Poly Pomona Jazz Band, a photo station, free giveaways, games and awesome prizes!

Centerpointe’s executive Chef Kris handcrafted the Cajun menu, including smoked alligator ribs, smoked alligator sausage, fried fish po boy, house-made spicy pickles, chicken and crawfish etouffee, fried okra and much more!

Chef Kris teamed up with Collins College students to teach a live, hands-on demonstration of an alligator fabrication. The demonstration was filmed and streamed on YouTube Live on February 17th, which can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGjh4aFMTKU

The students that took part in the fabrication were also employed at Centerpointe and were greatly involved with preparing other menu items.

CPPEF Dining Services strives to create unique experiences in support of Learn By Doing.

smoked alligator head in serving platter
students and staff outside at the grill, preparing food for the event
the president of cal poly pomona in attendance at mardi gras event
cpp foundation employee tabling at mardi gras event
students dancing to the live music

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