The parents of Ashley M. Andrus and Zachary T. VanGaasbeek, both of Raleigh, N.C., announce the couples engagement.
Miss Andrus is the daughter and stepdaughter of Diana and Patrick Mullen, Watertown, and daughter of the late James R. Andrus. She graduated from General Brown Central School, Dexter, in 2003. In 2005 she earned an associate degree in culinary arts and in 2006 earned a bachelors degree in culinary arts management from the Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park. She is assistant restaurant manager at Posta Tuscan Grille Restaurant, Raleigh.
Mr. VanGaasbeek is the son of Valerie V. VanGaasbeek-Pagliaro and Dale E. VanGaasbeek, both of Kingston. He graduated from Kingston High School in 2003 and from the Culinary Institute of America in 2005, with an associates degree in culinary arts, and in 2006, with a bachelors degree in culinary arts management. He is executive chef at Mia Francesca Trattoria, Raleigh.
An Aug. 24 wedding is planned.