A Legacy for Peter Jenner

At La Chanterelle’s 30th season celebration, a surprise campaign was launched to endow a scholarship in the name of one of hospitality’s most faithful stewards.

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La Chanterelle’s 30th celebration wasn’t all about food and drink—it was a moment to laud School of Hospitality Management Chair Peter Jenner, a faithful steward of hospitality education and real-world training, with the launch of a campaign to endow a scholarship in his name.

And can you believe it was all a big secret?

Taking to the podium, La Chanterelle General Manager Ryan Blodgett gave a brief introduction ahead of the announcement, taking care first to disclaim that no, Jenner was not retiring, and he also had no idea what was about to take place.

Ryan Blodgett

“Now, I think almost every person in this room has been mentored and inspired by this person,” said Blodgett, who then announced that $8,000 of $50,000 had been raised in the Peter Jenner ’97 M’00 ’02 Hospitality Scholarship.

“Honored and humbled beyond words,” said Jenner as he took the microphone. “We have a long-standing tradition of hospitality on campus and, with your generosity, it will continue.”

Make your donation to the Peter Jenner ’97 M’00 ’02 Hospitality Scholarship and impact the next generation of hospitality innovators.