Corks and Forks

Corks and Forks 2018

Thursday, March 22, 2018

We are gearing up for another phenomenal event! The theme this year is New Orleans with cuisine from the region, select wines, and live music to enjoy.

2018 Sponsors:

Thank you to our sponsors for their generous support!
If you would like to support UW-Fond du Lac through a sponsorship, contact the UW-FDL Foundation office at or 920-929-1335.

Crystal Sponsor:

  • Your opportunity awaits.

Golden Fork Marque Sponsors:

  • Agnesian HealthCare
  • J.F. Ahern Co.

Silver Spoon Sponsors:

  • Help support UW-Fond du Lac students by being a sponsor!

Table Sponsors:

  • Allen and Betty Buechel
  • GOEBEL Insurance & Financial
  • National Exchange Bank and Trust
  • Dr. Daniel and Dr. Carleen Vande Zande
  • Vue Campus Student Living

Corks and Forks 2017: A Look Back

Thursday, March 30, 2017

UW-Fond du Lac, University Center Commons
400 University Drive, Fond du Lac

Proceeds from the event will benefit student scholarships and the UW-Fond du Lac Foundation. The evening centers on a four-course dinner featuring Spanish Tapas cuisine (see menu below), which begins with international hors d’oeuvres and includes complementary wines.

Live & Silent Auction, Cork Pull, 50/50 Raffle and more!

Corks & Forks March 30, 2017, a Tasteful fundraiser, at UW-Fond du Lac University Center Commons

2017 Sponsors:

Thank you to our sponsors for their generous support!

Crystal Sponsor:

  • Society Insurance

Golden Fork Marque Sponsors:

  • Agnesian HealthCare
  • C.D. Smith Construction, Inc.
  • J.F. Ahern Co.
  • Michels Corporation

Silver Spoon Sponsors:

  • Grande Cheese
  • Stuart's Landscaping & Garden Center, Inc.

Table Sponsors:

  • Allen and Betty Buechel
  • Edward Jones Investments - Dan Sprader
  • Fox Valley Savings Bank
  • Holiday Automotive
  • Mercury Marine
  • Mid-States Aluminum Corp.
  • National Exchange Bank and Trust
  • Nielsen
  • John O'Brien and Judith Berger O'Brien
  • Schenck SC
  • Dr. Daniel and Dr. Carleen Vande Zande
  • Vue Campus Student Living

Media Sponsor:

  • Action Reporter Media

Other Donations:

  • Grande Cheese
  • Haentze Floral Company
  • InStitches/Georgetown Cleaners
  • Jackson Kahl Insurance
  • Therese Massey
  • Personal Touch Flowers & Gifts
  • Sadoff Family Foundation
  • Steve and Lynne Uecker
  • Wood's Floral & Gifts
  • Zacherl Funeral Home


Individual reservations are $75 per person. Reservations are needed in advance by March 16, 2017. No walk-ins for this event.

Reserve your seat by mailing this form or by calling 920-929-1335.

2017 Corks & Forks Program Schedule

5:00 pm: Hors d'oeuvres and Live Music

Your passport to a selection of cuisines.
Cash Bar. Silent Auction. Cork Pull.

  • Hors d'oeuvres

    • Boudin (Creole Sausage) Stuffed Mushrooms ~ A Pork Rice and Veggie Sausage stuffed in a Button Mushroom
    • Louisiana  Pecan Pepper Jelly on Cornbread ~ Mini Cornbread Muffins stuffed with Pecan Pepper Jelly and Topped with Cream Cheese
    • Crawfish Dip ~ Creamy Cajun Dip with 3 Cheeses and Crawfish ~ Served with Bread and Cracker Dippers
    • Beignets – Fried Pastry Squares drenched in Powdered Sugar
  • Live Music

    • Latin Music provided by the Three Handsomes

6:00 pm: Four Course Dinner

Featuring Spanish Tapas Cuisine with select wines.

  • Appetizer

    • Cóctel de Camarones  (Shrimp Cocktail Shooters) ~ Tiger Shrimp marinated and served in a Tangy Tomato  and Cucumber Relish
  • Salad

    • Ensaladilla Rusa  (Spanish Salad) ~ A Turmeric-infused Potato Salad tossed with Fresh Greens and Olives
    • Pan Plano  ( Flat Bread) ~ Breads basted in Olive Oil and topped with Various Veggies, Cheeses and Herbs
  • Entrée (All Served at Same Time Tapas-Style)

    • Tortilla Espanola  (Egg Baked Omelete) ~ Spain’s Traditional Potato Onion Omelet served with Lemony Spinach Aioli
    • Pinchos Morunos  (Pork Skewers) ~ Pork Skewers grilled and served with Bacon and Tomato Marinade
    • Queso Asado Tomates  (Goat Cheese Roasted Tomatoes) ~ Roasted Tomatoes topped with Balsamic Pesto and Goat Cheese
    • Pimientos Relleno de Chorizo (Chorizo Stuffed Mini Peppers) ~ Mini Peppers stuffed with Ham Chorizo and a Sweet and Sour Sauce
  • Dessert

    • Flan ~ Spanish Custard Cooked in a Carmel Glaze
    • Chocolate Miguelitos ~ Puff Pastry Filled with a Chocolate Truffle Filling

7:00 pm: Presentation of Spirit of Excellence Award: Rick Parks of Society Insurance

Live Auction. 50/50 Raffle.