A Toast to the Hospitality Industry Benefiting Collins College Students

ABOUT HOSPITALITY UNCORKED
PROCEEDS

Uncorking possibilities every year by raising funds for students at Cal Poly Pomona’s Collins College of Hospitality Management.

AWARD

Steeped in tradition, the Robert Mondavi Wine and Food Award is the focal point of the annual gala and receives much fanfare.

HONOREES

This prestigious group of awarded individuals’ innovative vision and inspirational leadership have advanced the hospitality industry.

HOSTS

Presented by The Collins College’s esteemed Board of Advisors and organized by the dedicated Hospitality Uncorked Committee.

ABOUT THE AWARD

In 1999, The Collins College of Hospitality Management honored Robert and Margrit Mondavi for their vision and leadership in the American wine industry at the Tournament of Roses House in Pasadena during the 6th annual Harvest Auction dinner. Making lasting homage to their impact on the industry, the award was named on their behalf.

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AWARD DESIGN

Produced by Melissa Flicker, Associate Professor of Art for Cal Poly Pomona, the award features a base resembling the letter “M” topped by a wine decanter shaped glass form. The design is inspired by Robert Mondavi as well as the values of the hospitality industry, which transcend from mere service to a natural and sincere relationship between two parties: a host and their guest. The supportive base portion visually represents the concept of upholding the most integral value for the hospitality industry, which is to instinctively put the needs of others before one’s self.

ABOUT THE AWARD

In 1999, The Collins College of Hospitality Management honored Robert and Margrit Mondavi for their vision and leadership in the American wine industry at the Tournament of Roses House in Pasadena during the 6th annual Harvest Auction dinner. Making lasting homage to their impact on the industry, the award was named on their behalf.

VIEW PAST AWARD RECIPIENTSVIEW PAST AWARD RECIPIENTS

AWARD DESIGN

Produced by Melissa Flicker, Associate Professor of Art for Cal Poly Pomona, the award features a base resembling the letter “M” topped by a wine decanter shaped glass form. The design is inspired by Robert Mondavi as well as the values of the hospitality industry, which transcend from mere service to a natural and sincere relationship between two parties: a host and their guest. The supportive base portion visually represents the concept of upholding the most integral value for the hospitality industry, which is to instinctively put the needs of others before one’s self.

ABOUT THE AWARD

In 1999, The Collins College of Hospitality Management honored Margrit and Robert Mondavi for their vision and leadership in the American wine industry. They were recognized at the Tournament of Roses House in Pasadena during the college’s 6th annual Harvest Auction dinner. Making lasting homage to their impact on the industry, the award was named on their behalf. Since 2000, the college has bestowed this honor upon Julia Child, Alice Waters, Sam Nazarian, Gina Gallo and Jean-Charles Boisset, Larry Shupnick, the Porto family, and many more.

VIEW PAST AWARD RECIPIENTSVIEW PAST AWARD RECIPIENTS

AWARD DESIGN

Produced by Melissa Flicker, Associate Professor of Art for Cal Poly Pomona, the award features a base that resembles the letter “M” topped by a glass form inspired by a wine decanter. The design is inspired by Robert Mondavi as well as the values of the hospitality industry, which transcend from mere service, to a natural and sincere relationship between two parties: a host and their guest. By creating two distinctly separate forms, the award abstractly expresses that relationship. The supportive base portion visually represents the concept of upholding the most integral value for the hospitality industry, which is to instinctively address, assist and satisfy the needs of others before one’s self.

ABOUT THE AWARD

In 1999, The Collins College of Hospitality Management honored Margrit and Robert Mondavi for their vision and leadership in the American wine industry. Mr. and Mrs. Mondavi were recognized at the college’s 6th annual Harvest Auction, a lavish gourmet dinner at the Tournament of Roses House in Pasadena. To make a lasting homage to their impact on the industry, the college named the award on their behalf. Since 2000, the college has bestowed this honor upon Julia Child, Alice Waters, Sam Nazarian, Gina Gallo and Jean-Charles Boisset, Larry Shupnick, the Porto family, and many more.

THE DESIGN

Produced by Melissa Flicker, Associate Professor of Art for Cal Poly Pomona, the award features a base that resembles the letter “M” topped by a glass form inspired by a wine decanter. The design is inspired by Robert Mondavi as well as the values of the hospitality industry, which transcend from mere service, to a natural and sincere relationship between two parties: a host and their guest. By creating two distinctly separate forms, the award abstractly expresses that relationship. The supportive base portion visually represents the concept of upholding the most integral value for the hospitality industry, which is to instinctively address, assist and satisfy the needs of others before one’s self.