Rane Culinary Science Center

An Inspiring Story
A global center of food and hospitality proudly bears the family name

Honoring a legacy of generous hospitality and a future filled with food, community and educational promise.

Tony & Libba's Recipe for Success

Tony Rane stirs a pot

Tony Rane, the son of Italian immigrants, was a great American success story. Starting from scratch, he built a variety of thriving businesses and enjoyed a diverse career, owning several restaurants, retail stores and hotels. Though "Mister Tony" was the driving force behind his family’s entrepreneurial ventures, his success would not have been possible without the faithful support and influence of his wife Libba. In honor of Tony and Libba’s entrepreneurial spirit and fierce love of family, country and cooking, we present the Tony and Libba Rane Culinary Science Center at Auburn University.

Sketch rendering of the Rane center