SGTC hosts special Holiday Buffet

Published 3:04 pm Friday, December 8, 2023

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By Su Ann Bird


AMERICUS – The South Georgia Technical College Foundation and South Georgia Technical College President Dr. John Watford hosted a special Holiday Buffet recently to thank all SGTC faculty, staff, alumni, retirees, foundation supporters, and business and industry partners for their support of the college and its students.  This is the college’s 75th anniversary of supporting student success.

The special event was hosted in the John M. Pope Industrial Technology Center on the South Georgia Tech campus recently.  Approximately 350 faculty and staff as well as foundation supporters, and business and community members attended the special event.

South Georgia Technical College President John Watford and his wife, Barbara, greeted guests as they arrived.   The event was held from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. and students and faculty from South Georgia Technical College’s culinary arts department prepared and served the hors d’oeuvres.


Shown here are the SGTC Culinary Arts students and instructors from Americus who helped prepare and serve the cuisine for the SGTC Christmas buffet.
Photo by SGTC

Chef Ludwig Watzlowick from the Americus campus and Chef Hunter Little from the Crisp County campus and their students prepared the hors d’oeuvres and served the guests.

The hors d’oeuvres included:  carved roasted turkey, lamb, prime rib, and ham, BBQ shrimp, Crab and Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms, Sweet Cranberry Wings, Lobster and Prosciutto Crostini with Chive Goat Cheese, Palmier with Prosciutto, Chicken Salad Stuffed Profiteroles, Vegetable Tray with Dip, Cocktail Sausages Wrapped in Bacon and Covered in Brown Sugar, Chorizo Balls, Fresh Fruit, Assorted Cheeses and Crackers, and Assorted Desserts.  The desserts included:  Oreo Truffles, peanut butter buckeyes, lemon tartlets, French cheesecake, millionaire shortbread, petit fours, brownie bites, Martha Washington Candy, and Chocolate covered Strawberries.  There was also coffee, hot apple cider, and water available.

During this holiday season, the staff and faculty of South Georgia Technical College would like to thank everyone for their support of the college and the Foundation.  “We appreciate the partnerships that we have formed with individuals and businesses throughout this area,” said South Georgia Technical College President Dr. John Watford.  “This special event is our way of saying thank you to faculty, staff, community leaders, and the individuals who have helped make our progress possible.  With your support, we have been able to help students become successful and secure an outstanding education that prepares them for an exciting career.  A trained workforce is valuable to our entire community! Thank you for your past support and we hope you will continue to support our students and this community in the future.”

Photos from the event can be found on the photo gallery section of the South Georgia Technical College website: on the SGTC Facebook page.