The University of Central Florida’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management will be rolling out the red carpet on Saturday, April 20, 2013, for the college’s fourth annual, all student-produced Cabaret & Cabernet (Cab & Cab) benefit.

This year’s theme, “Hooray for Hollywood,” will celebrate the university’s 50th anniversary, as well as the Hospitality Management program’s 30th year, with an evening full of food, wine and live entertainment that highlights the golden ages of Hollywood.

This year’s Hollywood affair will feature comedic appearances by notable 1930’s movie stars; big band performances that include the best in jazz and swing of the 1950’s; and an interactive Hollywood game show. In addition to the live entertainment, Cabaret & Cabernet is also highlighted by its signature selection of food and wine pairings.

“We are planning a production involving close to a dozen performers, which is sure to bring our guests a larger than life night, full of all that is Hollywood,” said senior Nate Gonzalez. “Whether you’re interested in sampling fine wine and cuisine; enjoy dancing; or are in need of a good laugh, this event has something for everyone.”

Conceived, planned, and managed by the college’s Event Management, Hospitality Management, and Restaurant & Foodservice Management majors; students are involved in every aspect of the event’s production, from marketing and guest services to decor and catering.

“Cab & Cab is the perfect final exam for our students,” said Suzan Bunn, an Event Management instructor at UCF’s Rosen College. “By tasking our students to plan and produce a live event, they get to apply their classroom education to a real-world setting to create and manage something tangible.”

The all student-produced benefit will be held at the beautiful, Mediterranean resort-style campus of UCF’s Rosen College, located in Orlando at 9907 Universal Blvd., beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Tickets for Cabaret & Cabernet are available now at for $65, plus tax, which includes admission, parking, food and wine. Proceeds will support educational programs at UCF’s Rosen College.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available. To be an event sponsor, please contact Suzan Bunn at or (407) 903-8212

Cabaret & Cabernet’s current sponsors are: Bennett & Co., Cabot Cheese, Driscoll’s Berries, Edlen Electrical, Freeman, Max King Events, Orange County Convention Center/SmartCity, PSAV Presentation Services, Rosen Shingle Creek, Riot Creative Imaging, Shepard Exposition Services, Universal Orlando, UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management, Visit Orlando, and Walt Disney World.