Chef Stephen Minton from Georgia Southern was Thursday's guest on “Mornings unPHILtered.” Minton is the Culinary Arts coordinator and instructor of Hotel and Restaurant Management in GSU's Department of Hospitality, Tourism & Family & Consumer Sciences.
He came on the show to discuss how the staff and students of the culinary classes will serve a special luncheon today from 11 a.m. until at least 1 p.m. to raise money for relief efforts in Haiti. People also can call in to-go orders, and then come by and pick them up at the Culinary Arts center on campus. The center is located near the Raptor Center at 983 Forest Drive on the Georgia Southern campus.
Chef Minton said people are asked to make a minimum donation of $8, but all amounts above that will be gladly accepted. Chef Minton said he has worked with a number of Haitian expatriates at the college and feels tremendous sympathy for the nation.
The whole idea got started when Professor Larry Stalcup's wife, who works with the International students at Georgia Southern, discovered that almost all of their students from Haiti knew family who were suffering terribly.
She suggested holding a fundraising event for the Haitian earthquake victims. So the special luncheon will consist of Haitian delicacies. Starting with a bean, corn, and carrot appetizer, the entrees will include a tasting menu of flounder and Creole and braised stuffed chicken.
There will be a number of vegetable dishes, including sweet potato pudding, baked stuffed zucchini, steamed white rice, and a grits dish with a red kidney bean sauce. Anyone needing more information can contact Professor Larry Stalcup at stalcupL@georgiasouthern.edu , call him at (912) 478-5975, or send him a fax at (912) 478-0276.
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