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NMSU's National Society for Minorities in Hospitality to host fundraiser dinner Dec. 1

All the National Society for Minorities in Hospitality wants for Christmas is to go to its 2013 national conference in Orlando, Fla. Members of the New Mexico State University chapter of the organization are hosting a Tuscan Holiday-themed dinner Dec. 1 to help them raise money to attend the event.

The dinner includes a five-course meal with paired wine tastings and will be held at 6:30 p.m. at 100 West Café, at the west end of Gerald Thomas Hall. Tickets are $50 per person.

The menu includes antipasti, pasta Bolognese, blackberry cabernet sorbet, scaloppini saltimbocca and cannoli.

"The public should really attend this holiday dinner because there will be great food and a festive atmosphere - and it is also a great way to support our students," said Janet Green, academic department head and director of the School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management.

NSMH is the premiere professional organization for minority hospitality students that addresses diversity and multiculturalism, as well as career development for its students members. NSMH aims to be a total resource center. NSMH is a resource for the industry to find dynamic talent as well as for students to find qualified answers to relevant questions and have a window to the industry that awaits them.

The national conference is a place for members to network with hospitality professionals and to promote future career endeavors.

"The NMSU chapter of the National Society for Minorities in Hospitality has more than 30 members and they hold various fundraising events throughout the year to support their activities," Green said. "In the past few years, they have been voted 'best chapter nationally' and they continue to grow in size."

For ticket inquiries, call 575-646-5995 on or before Nov. 30.

For more information about the NSMH organization, visit nsmh.org.