.... with Flavors of Today. The USF School of Hospitality and Tourism is sponsoring their first benefit dinner on April 9th at the Crosley Estate. Your sponsorship will promote USF's illustrious hospitality and toursim program in our community.
USF School of Hospitality and Tourism Management offers undergraduate and graduate programs in Hospitality Management to help students launch a career in Florida’s booming tourism and hospitality industry. Their students don’t just sit in a classroom – they actively plan, execute and attend a variety of exciting events, including food and wine festivals, catered dinners and lavish dinners. At USFSM, they gain the knowledge and hands-on experience to earn their dream job at a top hotel, restaurant, resort or hospitality organization.
Powel Crosley built the Florida winter home for his wife, Gwendolyn, in 1929. The two-and-a-half-story Mediterranean mansion was built in the southwest corner of Bradenton on a 60-acre parcel of land on Sarasota Bay. The 11,000-square-foot home has 21 rooms and 10 baths, and an adjacent carriage house. The home featured many innovations for its time, including a steel frame encased in cast stone, embedded pipes and wiring, and a 135-day construction schedule. Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982, Seagate was purchased for the community by Manatee County.
The Crosley Supper Club is a joint venture between the Powel Crosley Estate Foundation, the Bradenton Area Convention Center and Milan Catering to showcase the Powel Crosley Estate for Sarasota and Manatee County fund raisers. Milan Catering is contributing its event management labor, chef and FOH labor and all F&B to the April 9th dinner. We are committed to supporting this outstanding hospitality program. For Powel Crosley Foundation events, Milan provides a portion of the net proceeds to this 501c non-profit.