Zane State College Prepares for Ethnic Food Fair

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ZANESVILLE, Ohio – An annual event that embraces cuisine of all cultures is taking place later this month in Zanesville. Preparations are underway for the Ethnic Food Fair, to be held at the Ohio University Zanesville/Zane State College Campus Center on January 17. The event will feature Italian, Soul, Vietnamese, and British Isles cuisine. Jennifer Folden, Zane State College Director of Marketing, says the Ethnic Food Fair is organized by the students of the Culinary Arts Program. 

“This is a signature event for the college but it ultimately showcases the work of our Culinary Arts Program; under the direction of Chef Marco Adornetto. He and his students put together this amazing feast and we encourage everyone to come out and try it.” 

This year marks the 28th Ethnic Food Fair held at the Campus Center. Folden says it is designed to bring the community together and honor the life of  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

“It really has a feeling about it when you walk in; when you walk in it just feels like a big family gathering. It feels like Thanksgiving Dinner all over again. Lots of familiar faces; people drive from all over to come to it. Of course, we want new people to come. But, when you walk in there’s just this sense of belonging–and again, paying tribute to Martin Luther King is a big part of the celebration.” 

The Ethnic Food Fair will be held on January 17 at the OUZ/Zane State College Campus Center at 11 AM. The event is being sponsored by Energy Cooperative and Pepsi. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at the Zane State College Business Office.