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North Georgia Technical College invites the community to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in true Irish style at “Green, Jeans and Irish Cuisine” scheduled from 6-9 p.m., Friday, March 16, 2018, at the NGTC Currahee Campus.

The celebration features an authentic Irish dinner prepared by Chef Tony Barry from the Waterford Institute of Technology in Ireland, a live Irish band, and a silent auction that includes a beautiful piece of the famous Waterford crystal straight from the Ireland factory.

Tickets for the dinner and dancing event are $35 per person, and proceeds will benefit NGTC’s Culinary Arts and Engineering students participating in a summer study abroad program in Ireland. Students will spend two weeks in July and August taking classes at the Waterford Institute of Technology in Ireland studying their respective disciplines with world renown instructors.

Culinary students from both the NGTC Blairsville and Currahee campuses will help host the event, and Chef Chris Bladowski from Currahee states that his students are looking forward to working with Chef Barry for the event and learning the secrets to his trade that will help them in their future careers.

“We are so fortunate to have this opportunity for our students,” said Bladowski, who, along with his brother Alex Bladowski who also is a culinary instructor at the Currahee Campus, plans to travel with the students this summer. “This year will be the first time that our culinary program has participated, and it will open so many doors for their future careers. It will be an exciting  opportunity of a lifetime for them.”

To purchase tickets, call NGTC Foundation at 706-754-7714 or email