NSU is inviting the community to its inaugural Taste of NSU: An Evening of Culture & Cuisine May 18, from 6–9 p.m. at Norfolk State University’s Student Center. Organizers are hoping that this event will begin a new tradition at the University that will showcase its performing and visual arts students and inspired-cuisine from around the region and students in the catering management program. Tickets are only $35.
The University’s arts program, and the talents of hospitality management students, will be on display during this special night. Guests will enjoy performances from the nationally recognized NSU Theatre Company, NSU Concert Choir and NSU Jazz Ensemble. The Spartan Pop-Up Art Gallery will feature pieces from the Fine Arts Department.
Celebrity Chef Danielle Saunders will serve as guest chef, speaker and judge. In 2011, Chef Saunders, who began her college
education at Norfolk State University, became the first African-American woman to win the Food Network’s TV show Chopped. Norfolk Mayor Kenneth C. Alexander and Barbara Hamm-Lee of WHRO, are the event’s honorary community chairpersons.