Food for Thought – A Tasting Event, hosted by the Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College (FDLTCC) Foundation returned to campus last week for the first time since 2020.  Over 200 people enjoyed delectable samples from a wide variety of local vendors during the 10th annual Food for Thought. The fantastic event raised more than $22,000 for FDLTCC student scholarships.

More than a dozen local vendors volunteered to provide samples of their signature food and beverage specialties. The crowd voted on the Golden Spoon award and it went to Route 61 for their ribs and tasty deconstructed cheesecake. The Silver Spoon award went to Room at the Table for their fantastic assortment of desserts and baked goods. Other vendors included: Bearaboo Coffee, Carmen’s, Chef’s Marketplace, Cold One Liquor, Common Grounds, Holy Smokes, Mom’s Best Baklava, Papa Murphy’s, Streetcar Kitchen & Pub, and Trapper Pete’s.

Additional highlights of this year’s Food for Thought included a silent auction, raffle, and the return of the Wall of Wine. This year’s Wall of Wine was expanded to include packs of beer and all the beverages were generously donated by Cold One Liquor.

For more information, contact FDLTCC Foundation Chair, Kate Mason, at kate*AT* or visit



It is awesome here at the FDLTCC Education Program because it is like a family here, if you need help or are struggling with anything, you have quite a few people who will help you out.

My favorite thing about FDLTCC is the people. I’ve met fantastic students, faculty and staff who go above and beyond what I expected.

I chose FDLTCC because of its size and the curriculum. When I first came here in 2019, I was just looking for what I needed to volunteer, perhaps in a crisis shelter. I met with Don Jarvinen, and the rest is history.