RIT Students to Host Annual Puttin’ on the RITz Dinner-Dance

Follow RITNEWS on Twitter A cocktail reception, four-course meal and dancing to live music by Ruby Shooz will highlight the 17th annual Puttin’ on the RITz dinner-dance, presented by Rochester Institute of Technology hospitality and service management students, at b6:30 p.m., this Saturday, April 20/b. More than 300, including Rochester Police Chief Robert Duffy, are expected to attend the gala, at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center, 123 E. Main St.

The theme for this year’s dinner is "New York, New York, 1950s." RIT alumnus David Cohen, resident manager of the New York Marriott Marquis in New York City, is honorary chairperson.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the hospitality education fund for educational travel, equipment and scholarships.

Note: One of the first in the nation, RIT’s 109-year-old hospitality and service management department offers undergraduate degrees in food management, food marketing and distribution, hotel and resort management, nutrition management and travel and tourism management. Part of RIT’s College of Applied Science and Technology, the department offers graduate degrees in career and human resource development, health systems administration, hospitality-tourism management, instructional technology and service management.