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November 1, 2022

Deputy Director of Food Systems Innovation and Chef Bryan Flower, in partnership with Campus Dining Services, will host “An Evening with Chef Bryan” at Ellington’s from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, November 17. The event will include a cash bar and a three-course meal that promotes local and sustainable food. The ticket price is $50 per person. All proceeds benefit the Huskie Food Pantry.

All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Huskie Food Pantry.

Born in England and raised in South Africa, Chef Bryan began working in the hospitality industry in the mid-1990s. Over the past 30 years, his talents have taken him from South Africa to Europe, the Middle East and finally the United States.

Chef Bryan worked at several renowned resorts, clubs, restaurants and hotels before getting into teaching. He enjoys sharing his passion and knowledge of all things restaurant industry and has been teaching cooking and hospitality in higher education for over 17 years. His desire to work with quality ingredients led him and his wife to purchase the property now called “The Red Home Farm”, where they raise grass-fed beef and operate a food trailer.

Executive Director of Campus Food Services and BADM 303 Instructor Daniel Koenen looks forward to the opportunity to work with Chef Bryan, as well as support the Huskie Food Pantry. “Campus Dining is thrilled to partner with Chef Bryan to promote local and sustainable practices while supporting the Huskie Food Pantry which serves food insecure students,” said Koenen.

To purchase a ticket, visit the NIU Foundation website.