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Chef’s Table Continues at the ‘Ville

Millersville Dining is giving students the opportunity to learn from and be heard by the staff through an event called Chef’s Table.

Millersville Dining is giving students the opportunity to learn from and be heard by the staff through an event called Chef’s Table.

The event allows Millersville students to have an intimate dining and learning experience with executive chef John Johnson. Students are served a three-course meal prepared by Johnson while participating in a discussion about Millersville dining, nutrition and food. The event is held at the Upper Deck on the last Wednesday of every month during the spring and fall semesters. Before the event, students who eat at the Upper Deck can fill out a ticket to be entered into a raffle to secure a spot. Students must have a meal plan to enter. Winners are invited to bring a guest of their choosing.

The deadline to enter January’s drawing is Jan. 19, with the dinner on Jan. 31. Another drawing will be held in February.

The event is intended to be a learning experience for attendees. Johnson focuses on food pairings to introduce students to new ways of enjoying the Upper Deck. “I’ll take what’s on the menu that night and cook it and pair it the way I would do it and let [students] see how it looks,” says Johnson. “I try to look at nutrition and fun and how I can mix and match.” The goal is to enlighten students about what the dining staff do, how and why they do it and how the different foods offered can be utilized.

Chef’s Table is also designed to serve as a way for dining staff and students to connect, and Johnson often invites a member of his staff or the executive offices to join in. The event allows students to voice their concerns about dining directly to staff members rather than sending an email or talking to an administrative assistant. “I want students to know that they’re being constructively heard and listened to,” says Johnson. “They actually get to sit down with me and learn who I am, learn about me, have good conversations about dining and know that I’m listening.”

The Chef’s Table dinners for the spring semester will be held Jan. 31, Feb. 28, March 27 and April 24. All dinners will begin at 5 p.m.

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