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17 April, 2020

Add to Calendar 04/17/2020 06:00 PM 04/17/2020 09:00 PM America/Los_Angeles 8th Annual A Taste of Rio - Rio Hondo College Foundation This popular and festive event, produced by the Rio Hondo College Foundation, brings together more than 500 guests for an evening of delicious food, fine wine and beer, delightful entertainment, and opportunity drawings. The evening raises funds to support scholarships, programs and equipment that promote student success at Rio Hondo College. Rio Hondo College Erika Perret-Martinez epmartinez@riohondo.edu false MM/DD/YYYY aAxOBgIDszneHwiNAmFL37312

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A Taste of Rio

A Taste of Rio will take place Friday, April 17, 2020 on the beautiful Rio Hondo College Campus beginning at 6:00 pm.

This popular and festive event, produced by the Rio Hondo College Foundation, brings together more than 500 guests for an evening of delicious foods, fine wine and craft beer, delightful entertainment, and opportunity drawings. Musical entertainment adds to the festive atmosphere. Guests will vie for more than 100 tempting opportunity drawing prizes, entering tickets for items they hope to win. The evening raises funds to support scholarships, programs and equipment that promote student success at Rio Hondo College.

A Taste of Rio 2019 restaurants included:  Crooked Gaff Kitchen, The Commoner, Tacos N' Miches, Simply Southern Cuisine, Laura's Goodies, Angry Horse Brewing; along with past favorites  Clearman's Steak 'n Stein, California Grill, Doubletree by Hilton,  The Green Leaf Thai Cuisine, El Coraloense Mariscos, Herach & Ara Catering, Brewjeria Company, Juan Great Fiesta, Tepeyac Restaurant & Tequila Sports Bar, Zapien's Salsa Grill, Campus Food Service, Lascari's, South Central Brewing Company, Starwood Brewery, Lagunitas Brewing Company and more. 

    

To have your restaurant considered for A Taste of Rio, please contact Erika Perret-Martinez @ (562) 463-6645 or epmartinez@riohondo.edu

  • a Taste of Rio Invitation Card - Front
  • a Taste of Rio Invitation Card - Back

Register

Registration for A Taste of Rio 2020 is currently closed.

General Admission $50 - Admission to restaurant and tastings.

Pre-registration $35 - Pre-registration ends on April 24 @ 6:00pm.

  • VIP Access $75

  • The following VIP experiences are provided:
    • VIP BEER GARDEN
    • Agustin Ruelas, owner of Brewjeria will be serving Premium craft beer
    • FEATURED RESTAURANTS
    • Annette’s Pizzeria will be making fresh artisan pizzas
      The Commoner from Uptown Whittier will be featuring freshly shucked oysters.
      El Coraloense from Bell Gardens and a Johnathan Gold favorite will be making fresh paella
    • VIP PREMIUM WINES AND SPIRITS
    • Premium and Sparkling wines courtesy of the Fairplex will be poured
      Premium spirits will also be provided
    • VIP ENTERTAINMENT
    • Acoustic Guitarist, Daniel Vera
      Photo Booth - Capture your evening memories via the photobooth courtesy of Scrapbooth
    • VIP GIFTS
    • Souvenir Glass
      VIP gift to take home
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Opportunity Drawings

2019 A Taste of Rio drawing winners can be found here: http://bit.ly/ATOR2019-Winners
To collect your opportunity drawing item, please contact Erika Perret-Martinez at 562-463-6645 or epmartinez@riohondo.edu

Premium

  • 1 Ticket - $10
  • 3 Tickets - $20
  • 15 Tickets - $50

Classic

  • 1 Ticket - $5
  • 3 Tickets - $10
  • 10 Tickets - $25

Fund-A-Scholarship

  • 1 Ticket - $100
  • 3 Tickets - $200

100% of your contributions will support The Rio Hondo College Foundation Scholarship Program

Faces of Rio

Read about Bailey, Yarisma, Justin, and Brenda, a few of the inspiring students who recently graduated from Rio Hondo College. When you make a donation to the Rio Hondo College Foundation, you enable students like these to work toward a brighter future!

  • Bailey Garcia
  • Yarisma Rocha
  • Justin Chow
  • Brenda Coronel

Rio Hondo College Foundation is an independent non-profit organization whose mission is raising funds to promote student success at Rio Hondo College.

Event Sponsors

Del Terra
Janice Hahn - LA County Supervisor representing the 4th district
Westberg and White Architects
Fairplex
Ramirez Co.
aalrr Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo - A Professional Law Corporation
Bank of the West
Cossolias | Wilson | Dominguez | Leavitt - Certified Public Accountants
IDS Group
Keenan and Associates
PeopleSpace
The Solis Group
Olivarez, Madruga, Lemieux, O'Neill LLP
Longo Toyora Lexus
Boomer
Wood
Beverly Hospital
Credit Union of Southern California
Schools First Federal Credit Union
Supervisor Hilda Solis - 1st District Los Angeles County
LACOE Compadres Program
Key Air Conditioning
Williams Tree Service
Follet Higher Education Group
Pacific Western Bank
Payden & Rygel
Whittier Union High School District
Merrill Lynch Bank of America
Climatec
ASCIP
Rose Hills Memorial Park & Mortuaries
Majority Leader Ian Calderon
Rio Hondo College Faculty Association
Athens Services
Whittier Hospital Medical Center
Senator Bob Archuleta
City of El Monte
City of South El Monte
MAP Mgmt
Crown Promotions

Individual Sponsors

Norma E. Garcia (Rio Hondo College Trustee), Rosaelva Lomeli (Rio Hondo College Trustee), Max Ordonez, Oscar Valladares (Rio Hondo College Trustee), The Brearley Family - Don Jenkins - Yosh Nakamura - Don and Marta Hannah - Law Office of Ricardo Perez - Dr. Lyla and Les Eddington - Tom Spooner