Special Events

Autumn in Asheville

"Autumn in Asheville" (previously known as "April in Asheville") was held on October 2, 2014 at the Brumit Center for Culinary Arts & Hospitality.   The event highlighted the amazing skills of our award-winning A-B Tech Culinary Arts and Hospitality students and faculty through a variety of interactive food stations located throughout the Culinary Arts and Hospitality’s facility.

Proceeds support the success of the College’s students through the work of the Foundation and the Culinary Arts and Hospitality Department.  For more information on how to be involved in the upcoming 2015 gala, contact Susan Haldane, Special Events Coordinator, at 828-398-7567 or susanehaldane@abtech.edu.



Click here to view more photos from the 2014 Autumn in Asheville on our facebook page.

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Golf Tournament

The 11th annual K. Ray Bailey / A-B Tech Foundation Invitational Golf Classic held on Friday June 6, 2014, found great weather and was a wonderful day of golf.  The proceeds from this annual tournament go directly to the K. Ray Bailey/A-B Tech Foundation Golf Classic Scholarship program, administered by the A-B Tech Foundation.  Through this fund, we are able to distribute over 30 scholarships annually, providing vital educational and professional opportunities that may have otherwise been out of reach for our students.


We greatly appreciate the work of our Golf Planning Committee:  Mr. Mike Ray, Chair; Mr. K. Ray Bailey; Mr. Lou Bissette; Mr. Charles Frederick; Mr. John Ellis; Lynne Gabai; Ms. Susan Haldane; Mr. Chris McGuire; Mr. Steve Jones; Ms. Anita Metcalf; Ms. Carol Stanford; Mr. Ken O’Connor; Sue Olesiuk; Ms. Judy Ray; Dr. Lary Schulhof; Dr. David White; Mr. John Winkenwerder; Mr. Chris Young


An enormous debt is also owed to the 25+ A-B Tech staff and local volunteers who helped during the event, as well as to A-B Tech student and Golf Scholarship recipient Stella Galyean who gave a wonderful talk on the impact of this scholarship in her life.


Congratulations to the 2014 winners:

First Place Net – McGuire, Wood, Bissette / WCI

First Place Gross – Hart Funeral Services


A huge "Thank You" to our 2014 Teams and sponsors:

Course Sponsor - SSC Services

Gold Sponsor - Bowers, Ellis & Watson; Mission Health

Golf Cart Sponsors - Mechanical Systems & Services

Hat Sponsor – M.B. Haynes Corporation

Bronze Sponsors - Arby's; BB&T; Campbell Shatley; CarePartners Health Services; GE Aviation; Golden Ray Foods; Hampton Inn/Homewood Suites; Holston Gases; J. Jackson Teague, DDS; Learning Environments; Linamar; Mail Management; Mills Manufacturing; Padgett & Freeman; Wells Fargo; WRESA

Team and Hole Sponsors – Bruce Goforth; Clean Environments; Fairway Divas; First Citizens Bank; Hart Funeral Services, Inc.; McGuire, Wood & Bissette/WCI; MidSouth Forms; Pepsi Cola Bottling of Hickory NC; Pentair; PSNC/Wells Fargo; TD Bank; Title Company of NC; Williams Family Dentistry

Team Sponsors - GMIA/A-B Tech; Pentair

Hole Sponsors - Asheville Savings Bank; Biltmore Oil; Canteen Vending; Carpet One Floor & Home; Chick-Fil-A; Clark Nexsen Architecture & Engineering; DH Griffin; Eaton Electrical; Emory Electric; Friday Services, Inc,; FastSigns; Alice & Bill Hart; Jacob Holm; HomeTrust Bank; Inform Systems Data Documents; inSync Benefits; Liollio Architectural Group; Nevada Bob’s; Moss Signs; Patterson Dental; Prestige Subaru; Roberts & Stevens; Southeastern Container; The Littlest Golfer; Wagon Wheel; Young Transportation; Zoe’s Restaurant

In-Kind Sponsors – A-B Tech; Alleman Law Firm; Arby’s; Biltmore Estate; Black Mountain Golf Course; Broadmoor Golf Links; Chick-Fil-A; Country Club of Asheville; Etowah Valley Golf Club & Lodge; FastSigns; Fresh Market; Golden Ray Food Services; High Vista Country Club; Kenmure Golf Club; McGuire, Wood & Bissette, PA; T.A. Miller; Mimosa Hills Golf Course; Mountain Air Golf Course; Musgrove Mill Golf Club; Omni Grove Park Inn; Orvis; Pepsi-Bottling Company; Reems Creek Golf Course; Dr. Lary Schulhof; Sequoyah National ; Share Corporation; Sam’s Club; TD Bank; Walgreens; Waynesville Country Club; Zoe’s Restaurant


Next year’s tournament is set for Friday, June 5, 2015.  For more information on how to be a part of this fun, and important, day on the golf course, contact Susan Haldane, Special Events Coordinator, at 828-398-7567 or susanehaldane@abtech.edu.

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