Alexa Helwig

Zane State College students prepare for Ethnic Food Fair

by Alexa Helwig on January 11, 2017 at 11:08 am

ZANESVILLE, Ohio - Zane State College culinary students are finishing up last minute preparations for their Ethnic Food Fair.

For twenty-five years, students have worked hard to put on the fair, and as one of their prime events, they start preparing the menu in October.

This year, they will feature Italian, soul, Japanese, and Mexican entrees. Chef, Marco Adornetto, says they’re expecting a lot of the community to attend.

“We’re expecting 300-350 people that day from all over the community, so it’s really nice public service event for the students,” said Adornetto.

Second year students have the final say as to which entrees make the menu. Beau Sandbrink, a second year student and sous chef, says they’re always looking to tryout new recipes.

“We try different things that we normally don’t do on a regular basis. We have different ideas and test them in class, which is what we did last year. and we see what works and see what we like,” said Sandbrink.

The fair is this Friday, January 13, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. It benefits the Minority Scholarship Fund. Tickets are available at the door for $10.