UCF Rosen College Hosts Florida Board of Governors’ Dinner

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UCF Rosen College Hosts Florida Board of Governors’ Dinner

“Be our guest” took on new meaning in the Disney Dining Room at UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management on Wednesday, November 8, 2017, when the College and the dean, Dr. Abraham Pizam, hosted the Florida Board of Governors at a spectacular dinner.

Compliments from the Florida Board of Governors included: “the dinner was the best meal they ever had”, and “well worth the drive from Tallahassee”, as well as “amazing”.

The four-course meal prepared by UCF Rosen Chefs/Instructors Chef Robb Seltzer, Chef Renee Bence, Chef Cesar Rivera Cruzado and Chef Jay Judy, with dessert crafted by Chef Tom Brassil, was a feast for the palate and the eyes. The gourmet meal menu was presented as follows: 






Rosen College of Hospitality Management

Florida Board of Governors Dinner

The Cure

Honey Cured Loch Duart Salmon and Deep Sea Scallop Carpaccio

Florida Watermelon Radish, Carrot, Heart of Palm

Champagne 2006

Fall Vegetable Landscape

Gently Pickled Cauliflower, Chioggia Beet, Golden Beet and Brussels Sprout

House Made Buttermilk Ricotta

Florida Lobster Duet

Alba White Truffle & Florida Spiny Lobster Risotto

Spiny Lobster Bisque, Fresh Seasonal Alba White Truffles

Chablis 2013

Farmhouse Style Braised Beef

Wagyu Short Rib and Oxtail, Celeriac Puree, Roasted Wild Mushroom, Cipollini Onion, Carrot

Margaux 2009


Frozen Smoked Black Tea Soufflé

Foie Gras Cotton Candy

Sauternes 2010

Assorted Chocolates


Drs. Frank Juge and Robin Back, professors who instruct on wine and spirits, designed the wine presentations with an assist from J.J. Torres. The Florida Board of Governors was served by Rosen College Catering and Events staff including Nicolis Marsili, Melissa Baxter, and four students who are learning restaurant and food service management, Caitlan Sherman, Anna-Stephanie Stoychev, Emma Haines & Violetta Gir.

Our thanks to the Florida Board of Governors for giving us the distinct honor and pleasure of hosting them at our campus.


— (November 14, 2017)