We look forward to seeing you at the 29th annual Hospitality Gala

Thursday, April 18, 2024

At The Hotel at Auburn University

5:30 P.M. Reception
with Chefs & Winemakers
Silent Auction

6:30 P.M. Dinner
An Exquisite Food and Wine Culinary Journey
Award Presentation And Live Auction

The Signature Event Hosted by the College of Human Sciences Horst Schulze School of Hospitality Management featuring Distinguished Chefs & Winemakers from coast to coast.


The Hospitality Gala Pineapple

Symbolized by the pineapple since American colonial times, hospitality is the key ingredient for students, graduates and educators in the College of Human Sciences Horst Schulze School of Hospitality Management at Auburn University. Lectures and hands-on training in state-of-the-art laboratories focus on social and ethical responsibility, service excellence and diversity of the hospitality industry in an intellectually challenging learning environment.

Since 1992, the College of Human Sciences hospitality management program has hosted a formal dinner and auction as the program’s signature fundraising event. Re-branded as The Hospitality Gala in 2009, the event is the culmination of a semester-long project led by Dr. Alecia Douglas, hospitality management associate professor with students enrolled in the catering and events management course. Each year students continue this tradition of excellence by designing, planning, and executing the annual fundraiser guided by faculty, staff, and event industry professionals. Students also collaborate on event operations with Ithaka Hospitality Partners at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center. The result of this collaborative effort is a highly anticipated night of celebration.


Image of the reception area at The 2016 Hospitality Gala.
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