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November 1, 2022

Assistant 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 to 8 p.m. Thursday, November 17. The event will include a cash bar and a three-course meal promoting local and sustainable food. The ticket price is $50 per person. All proceeds go to the Huskie Food Pantry.

All proceeds from the event benefit the Huskie Food Pantry.

Born in England and raised in South Africa, Chef Bryan began working in the hospitality industry in the mid-nineties. 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 in several well-known resorts, clubs, restaurants and hotels before going into education. He loves to share his passion and knowledge of all things related to the food service industry and has been teaching culinary 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 feed trailer.

Executive Director of Campus Dining Services and instructor for BADM 303, Daniel Koenen, is looking forward to the opportunity to work with Chef Bryan as well as support the Huskie Food Pantry. “Campus Dining is excited to partner with Chef Bryan to promote local and sustainable practices while supporting the Huskie Food Pantry serving students facing food insecurity,” says Koenen.

To purchase a ticket, visit the NIU Foundation website.