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ONU's Global Café Ready for Business

Oct 27, 2006

The sixth annual Ohio Northern University Global Village Café will be serving its diverse cuisine from award-winning chefs at the Ada Train Depot on Nov. 10-11. The theme for this year’s event is “Stem the Tide of Aids in Children.”

The student-run project provides area residents with the opportunity to not only have a great dinner experience, but to also contribute to important worldwide causes. All proceeds from this year’s event will be donated to UNICEF’s “Unite for Children, Unite Against Aids.” In the past, the Global Village Cafe has raised funds for victims of Hurricane Katrina, Crossroads Crisis Center and The Women’s Cancer Center. In the past five years, more than $10,000 have been raised.

Chef Clarence Steadman, coordinating instructor at the McCleneghen Center for Hospitality Training at Hocking Hills and recently named Chef of the Year for the Columbus Chapter of the American Culinary Federation, will be preparing the meals. Assisting Steadman will be Chef Sherrie R. Banfe, who was inducted into the Who’s Who of Chefs in 2004-2005.

Lawrence Desilets, a professional musician from Columbus, will be performing live jazz, blues and reggae music throughout the evening.

Students from professor Peter Banfe’s small business management class will run the annual event; designing the theme, setting a budget, acquiring sponsors and operating the restaurant during the night. Students prepare for the evening by traveling to Hocking Culinary Institute prior to the event to learn all aspects of how a restaurant is managed.

The entrees to choose from this year are Thai spicy shrimp, Caribbean Beef Tenderloin or Moroccan Lemon Chicken. Included with the meal are North African Babba with hummus and flat bread and a Caribbean salad, along with a dessert.

Meals are $20. Reservations can be made by contacting 419-772-3571