We look forward to seeing you at the 27th annual Hospitality Gala

April 21, 2022 5:30 PM

At The Hotel at Auburn University

Black Tie Optional

Meet the 27th annual Hospitality Gala honorees, chefs, winemakers and planners

Photo of 2020 Gala Honoree Lee Sentell.
Photo of chefs piping icing on deserts.
2017 Gala winemaker smelling wine.
Photo of Gala planners holding auction items.


The Hospitality Gala Food Image from 2017.

Symbolized by the pineapple since American colonial times, hospitality is the key ingredient for students, graduates and educators in Auburn University’s Horst Schulze School of Hospitality Management. We concentrate on social and ethical responsibility, service excellence and diversity in a practically-oriented and intellectually challenging learning environment.

Since 1992, Auburn’s Horst Schulze School of Hospitality Management has hosted a formal dinner and auction as the program’s signature event and the culmination of a semester long event management course. Students enrolled in the catering and events management class continue this tradition of excellence by planning, organizing, executing and facilitating the annual Hospitality Gala under the direction of Dr. Alecia Douglas, hospitality management associate professor.

The Ithaka Hospitality Partners and leadership at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center team-teach the catering and event management class with Dr. Douglas by focusing on skill development in sales, marketing, catering, culinary and operations.


Image of the reception area at The 2016 Hospitality Gala.