Laguna College of Art + Design

Collectors Choice

 

 

In its 30th year as Laguna College of Art and Design’s (LCAD) premier annual fundraising event in support of our talented students and our award-winning programs, Collector’s Choice Gala + Live Auction again will play an integral role in raising funds for the $2.5 million awarded annually to our students’ merit scholarships. 

 

Join us in honoring LCAD Trustee, Christopher Tower and Bob Celio, Honorary Gala Chairs of this year’s historic event. Christopher and Bob have supported LCAD students and programs through Collector’s Choice for nearly 20 years, and we are honored to celebrate their philanthropic leadership and dedication to supporting the highest caliber arts and design education available. 

 

We are thrilled to return to Montage Laguna Beach for our 30th Anniversary Celebration of Collector’s Choice Gala + Live Auction. Always an elegant evening of fine art, exquisite wine, and extraordinary cuisine, this year’s gala again promises to be a memorable evening including a musical ensemble led by Amy Rowe and an entertaining live auction

 

30th Anniversary Celebration of Collector’s Choice Gala + Live Auction 

 

Saturday, November 9, 2019, 5:30 p.m.

Montage Laguna Beach 

30801 South Coast Highway 

Laguna Beach, California 92651 

Black Tie Optional

 

Diamond Sponsor - $25,000 ($23,200 tax deductible) 

Two (2) tables for twelve (12) 

Room at Montage Laguna Beach for the night of the event 

Ten (10) tickets to LCAD’s Silent Auction on April 3, 2020

Featured listing in event program 

Premium wine served at tables 

 

Pearl Sponsor - $15,000 ($14,100 tax deductible) 

One (1) Table for twelve (12) 

Room at the Montage for the night of the event 

Four (4) tickets to LCAD’s Silent Auction on April 3, 2020

Featured listing in event program 

Premium wine served at table 

 

Silver Sponsor - $10,000 ($9,250 tax deductible) 

One (1) Table for ten (10) 

Four (4) tickets to LCAD’s Silent Auction on April 3, 2020

Featured listing in event program 

 

Bronze Sponsor - $5,000 ($4,250 tax deductible) 

One (1) Table for ten (10) 

Two (2) tickets to LCAD’s Silent Auction on April 3, 2020

Name listed in event program

 

Patron - $2,500 ($2,200 tax deductible) 

Four (4) individual tickets 

Name listed in program 

 

Individual ticket - $500 ($425 tax deductible) 

One (1) individual ticket 

 

For Gala inquires please contact LCAD's Director of Development, Tracy Hartman at thartman@lcad.edu, or at 949-715-8041

 

RESERVE YOUR SEAT(S) TODAY

 

A Master Chef Set to Deliver a Culinary Adventure at CC30

 

David Serus, Executive Chef, Montage Laguna Beach

 

Bringing over 25 years of luxury culinary experience to his position as Executive Chef of Montage Laguna Beach, Chef David Serus credits spending time as a child in France in his grandmother’s kitchen and then working at his uncle’s bakery during school vacations as his earliest inspiring culinary adventures.

 

At Montage Laguna Beach, Serus’ main focus is overseeing banquets and weddings, special events and in-room dining, as well as lending support to the culinary operations at Studio, The Loft and Mosaic Bar & Grille.

 

Previously, Chef David worked his way up the kitchen ladder working for The Four Seasons for 7 years and for The Ritz-Carlton Hotels & Resorts for the last 17 years across the US. Most recently, he served as Executive Chef at award-winning Forbes 5-Stars, The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain, Arizona; The Ritz-Carlton, Orlando Grand Lakes, Florida; and The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C.

 

He earned a Brevet de Technicien Supérieurin hotel and restaurant management and a Brevet de Technicien Hôtelier, both in Quimper, France.

 

In 2013, the French culinary community awarded Chef Serus the prestigious title of Maître Cuisiniers de France(Master Chef of France).

 

Chef David continues to use his extensive culinary expertise and passion for simple, yet flavourful dishes. When he’s not surprising and delighting the palates of his guests, you’ll find him spending time riding his motorcycles or traveling the globe.