Taste of New York City for Fordham University Students, 'City Fresh Series' Spotlights Local Restaurateurs on Campus

 Taste of New York City for Fordham University Students, 'City Fresh Series'
                   Spotlights Local Restaurateurs on Campus

PR Newswire

BRONX, N.Y., Nov. 13, 2012

BRONX, N.Y., Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In a unique partnership with
renowned area restaurateurs, Sodexo at Fordham University is bringing
authentic and diverse tastes of New York City to students, staff and faculty.
The dining services program, known as the 'City Fresh Series,' is based on
student surveys which identify favorite flavor profiles and cultural dining
preferences.

On November 27-28, Fordham Dining will host Chef George Wong, owner of two
Chop Stix Restaurants in Brooklyn, New York City. Chef Wong offers a unique
blend of modern Chinese and Japanese cuisine with a choice of popular American
Chinese dishes. Chop Stix Restaurant was rated in the Top 100 Chinese
Restaurants in the USA Award by the Chinese Restaurant News Magazine.

Chef Wong trained under some of the best chef instructors in the country like
Chef Michael Vignapiano, Chef Eric Pellizzari, and Chef Frank Costantino. He
won three gold medals at the ACF approved Culinary Competitions and one gold
medal at the prestigious Salon of Culinary Art. After graduation, he was
mentored by acclaimed Southeast Asian chef, Chef Robert Danhi.

From there, Chef Wong began to experiment with different styles and came up
with his own modern style of Chinese culinary dishes.

Last month, Fordham Dining featured Chef Nayak, a restaurateur, author, and a
culinary consultant in North America for organizations like Sodexo USA,
ifoodTV, Whole Foods, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Recipe Demo. He
started his epicurean journey from the Culinary Institute of America and today
is one of the most sought after chefs for his unique style.

Fordham students enjoyed an extensive selection of Chef Nayak's specialties
including Chicken Tikka Masala, Kerala Shrimp Curry, Chan Masala and Saag
Paneer.

"What an incredible opportunity to showcase the world class chefs of New York
City here on campus," said Brian Poteat, Sodexo General Manager at Fordham
University. "Students are able to sample diverse cultural flavors from the
city's best."

For more information, visit www.fordham.edu/hospitalityservices or contact
Brian Poteat at Brian.Poteat@sodexo.com.

About Sodexo at Fordham University

Sodexo at Fordham University provides a full spectrum of Dining Services on
campus and beyond, including involvement in the "Feeding Our Future" program
providing over 13,000 free lunches for school-aged children in New York City
each summer. In keeping with the University's commitment to "going green,"
Sodexo features tray-less dining, local sourcing, water and electricity
conservation, APEX chemicals, purchasing alliances with ecologically sound
manufacturers, and farmer's markets from which proceeds support Urban Gardens
in the Bronx.

SOURCE Sodexo at Fordham University

Website: http://www.fordham.edu/hospitalityservices
Contact: Brian Poteat, +1-718-817-0901
 
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