Corks and Forks

Corks and Forks 2017

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


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


Contact the UW-Fond du Lac Foundation by March 10 if you are interested in sponsoring the event. 920-929-1335 or


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.

You can also make a reservation and pay online:

You do not need a PayPal account to donate. Simply use the "Continue" link in the "Don't have a PayPal account?" section.

Note: You do not need a PayPal account to pay online. Simply use the "Continue" link in the "Don't have a PayPal account?" section.

After clicking on the “Review Donation and Continue” button, the next screen has a “OPTIONAL Add donation instructions” link that when clicked on opens a text box where special instructions can be added. Please use this box to indicate that this is a reservation for Corks and Forks and list the people for whom you are reserving seats.

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.