Autumn in Asheville 2016 - Fork in the Road - Meandering an Edible Landscape

Autumn in Asheville

Check back with us soon for more information on the 2017 Autumn in Asheville!

October 19, 2017

5:30p.m. - 8:30p.m.


For more information on the event and sponsorship opportunities, contact Susan Haldane at 828-398-7567 or

Brumit Center for Culinary Arts and Hospitality


"Autumn in Asheville" will highlight the amazing skills of our award-winning A-B Tech Culinary Arts, Baking and Pastry Arts, and Hospitality Management departments, along with the Craft Beverage Institute of the Southeast.  Come join us as we pay homage to Asheville's vibrant and diverse restaurant scene, with a variety of interactive mini-restaurants located in and around the Culinary Arts and Hospitality departments’ facility.


Live Music   ◊◊◊◊   Special Live Auction

For more information, please contact or 828-398-7567.

Proceeds from this event support the success of the College’s students through the Office of College Advancement’s scholarship programs, as well as the Culinary Arts and Hospitality departments.


2016's Live Auction Packages included:


  • Culinary Dinning Experience: Enjoy a private dinner for 16 in the dining room of Fernihurst created by the award-winning A-B Tech Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management students. This will be in conjunction with a Thursday evening "Production Dinner" prepared by the students.

  • Chef’s Table for 8 at the Omni Grove Park Inn:  Enjoy an exclusive Chef's Table four-course dinner with wine pairings for 8 people in one of the Omni Grove Park Inn’s wonderful restaurants.

  • Instant Wine Cellar:  Enjoy a varied selection of wine personally chosen by members of the A-B Tech Foundation Board of Directors and the staff of Metro Wines and Appalachian Vintners.

  • Gourmet Dinner Party for 10 in Your Own Home:  A catered gourmet meal for ten prepared in your own home by former A-B Tech culinary instructor and owner of Crackerjack Chef, Michelle Kelly.

We ended the evening with a very special "Fund the Need" to raise funds for student scholarship support.


If you are interested in partnering with us as a sponsor, contact Susan Haldane at 828-398-7567 or for more information.


Click here to view photos from past Autumn in Ashevilles on the College's Facebook page.


We would like to thank our 2016 sponsors:

Island Sponsors

AC Hotels Logo Beverly-Hanks & Associates logo
Biltmore Farms Communities logoBiltmore Farms Hotels logoBiltmore Farms Commercial logo  
Home Trust Bank Logo OmniGroveParkInn.jpg
Pisgah Investments Logo Renaissance Asheville Hotel logo
Ann Skoglund, Broker, Beverly-Hanks & Assoc. TD Bank Logo

Friends of A-B Tech

Aloft Hotels Logo Arby's Logo
Blue Ridge Energy Systems logo        Sandra and Jones Byrd
First Citizens Bank Logo Inland Seafood logo
Northup McConnell and Sizemore Logo Pate Dawson Logo
Pierce Group

    Rent All Asheville Logo

The Budd Group Logo United Federal Credit Union Logo
White Oak Financial Logo  

In-Kind Donations

     Biltmore Wine Company Logo


      Budweiser of Asheville
The Fire House Casual Living Store Logo  

2016 Auction Donations 

ABTech Foundation logo

         A-B Tech Foundation Board of Directors


Omni Grove Park Inn Logo