Unity College To Host Tenth Annual Sportsmen’s Conference and Wild Game Dinner

By Unity College | Apr 09, 2014
Diners will enjoy expertly prepared wild game.

Unity, Maine – Food lovers will soon line up to participate in a gourmet tradition at one of the nation’s premier environmental colleges.

     Unity College will host the tenth annual sportsmen’s conference and wild game dinner at the Unity College Center for the Performing Arts (UCCPA), 42 Depot Street in Unity, on Friday, April 11.  Appetizers will begin at 4:15 p.m. with dinner served at 5:00 p.m.

     Ticket prices are $30 for regular seating and $40 for VIP tickets.  Holders of VIP tickets will enjoy access to preferred seating and two bottles of wine per table.  For tickets contact Joe Saltalamachia at (207) 509-7205, or e-mail at jsalty@unity.edu. The event has sold out each year.

     Art work by Maine wildlife artists will be featured in the UCCPA Art Gallery.

     Appetizers for the wild game dinner will be served in the Art Gallery and include squirrel cakes, beaver chorizo, moose maple sausage, elk steak bites, deer sausage, moose empanadas, and more.

     The main dinner is a five course meal served with salad, bread, and dessert.

     All proceeds benefit Maine’s Operation Game Thief and the Unity College Bear Study, the first ongoing study of its kind in the United States involving undergraduates.

     “This event is a perennial favorite that has become a destination for food lovers from across Maine and beyond,” noted Joe Saltalamachia ’95, Director of Admissions.  “The majority of individuals are simply food lovers who recognize the quality of wild game that we serve.  Many have noted that our food is on par with cuisine served at fine restaurants in Boston, New York, and other metropolitan cities.”

      The chefs for the event are Unity College Student Center Manager and Catering Chef Charlie Krause, a 1973 graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, and Chef Gilberto “Jay” Lozada, Catering Chef at Unity College .  Both have held positions at some of Maine’s finest restaurants. 

     The event is popular with the media and has been featured in Portland Monthly Magazine, Bangor Daily News, and other publications.

     In recent years Unity College has gained national attention for a variety of achievements including: its focus on sustainability science, the leading-edge of 21st century ecological problem solving, and the vanguard in the fight for the mitigation of global climate change; its ground-breaking “green” innovations such as the award-winning TerraHaus, the first student residence on a college or university campus built to the Passive House standard, the most energy efficient building standard in the world; and for being the first college in the United States to divest from investments in fossil fuels, igniting a growing national movement in higher education.

     Unity College is a private college in rural Maine that provides dedicated, engaged students with a liberal arts education that emphasizes the environment and natural resources. Unity College graduates are prepared to be environmental stewards, effective leaders, and responsible citizens through active learning experiences within a supportive community.

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