National Alumni Board presents “Seas the Day” on March 4


The National Alumni Board (NAB) of Lake Erie College proudly presents its annual fundraising event, Seas the Day, on Saturday, March 4, 2017. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Arthur S. Holden Center and tickets are required.

Though it will be held on campus, Seas the Day invites you to escape the winter cold in your favorite beach attire for an evening of food, fun and entertainment. Guests are invited to delight themselves and their taste buds by trying different flavors of wine with wine tastings, try their luck at the silent auction and the Chinese auction, and complete the evening with live entertainment that is sure to make a memorable night!

“We are so happy to present Seas the Day, with its welcome themes of sun, water, and vibrant color,” said Liz McMahon ’74, event co-chair and member of the NAB. “The dreariness of this winter makes everyone long for spring, and we are happy to deliver the energy of live music, great food, terrific prizes, and the good company our guests have come to expect.”

With its standard creative small plate and chef presentation stations, the event’s creative menu this year salutes four oceans of the world – Pacific, Adriatic, Caribbean and Indian – with dishes highlighting flavors and tastes of those areas. The evening’s savory food will be prepared by the chefs of Metz, Abigail Petry and Laszlo Tomaschek.

Tickets for Seas the Day are $60 and must be purchased by Tuesday, February 28. Tickets may be purchased via check, credit card by phone, or online at Please make checks payable to Lake Erie College and mail to the LEC Office of Institutional Advancement at 391 West Washington Street, Painesville, Ohio 44077.

About the Chefs

Abigail Petry is a Madison/Perry native and culinary graduate of Hocking College. Upon completion of her degree, she moved back to Northeast Ohio. She joined the Metz Culinary Management and Lake Erie College family three years ago, starting as chef and now serving as General Manager. Abigail thrives on developing creative menus from a variety of seasonal ingredients.

Laszlo Tomaschek is a native of Cleveland, Ohio, and began his culinary career as a youngster in his mother’s kitchen. The family table was constantly full with family and friends who instilled in him the passion and importance of cooking good food for the people he loved. Laszlo received his formal culinary education at The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY. Since graduation, Laszlo has worked for renowned Chefs in Charleston, SC and for Chef Alfred Portale at the Fontainebleau Hotel and Resort in Miami FL. Laszlo returned to Cleveland to work for Metz Culinary Management and is currently the Executive chef at Lake Erie College.

For more information on Seas the Day, please contact the LEC Alumni Office at 440-375-7040.

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