Event Management, Dining, and Hospitality will host the tenth annual Local Foods Dinner from 4:30-8 p.m. on Thursday, September 7, at the Marketplace at Linkins Dining Center at Illinois State University. Students and faculty alike can come and enjoy meals made out of produce from the surrounding community.

Students can look forward to dishes such as smoked pork loin with apple compote, eggplant parmesan served on a bed of autumn squash, warm apple cider, and more. The night’s dinner is made possible by collaboration between the chefs at Linkins and local vendors like Huelskoetter Pork in Beason, Illinois, and Brown’s Fresh Produce Farm in Bloomington.

According to Executive Chef Matthew Horton, this event spotlights farm-fresh food. “The purpose of the Local Foods Dinner is to present many of the locally grown products available in our area,” he said, adding he hopes the event “helps to celebrate the local food economy, as well as showcase how talented our culinary team is at creating new concepts with unique flavors.”

Door-rate prices for dinner will be $10 for students and faculty. Meal plans will still be in effect and can be used for this event. Any allergy restrictions can be accommodated if necessary.

Those with questions regarding the event, contact Horton at (309) 438-2042 or by email at EMDH@IllinoisState.edu. Students and faculty can also check for more information on Event Management, Dining, and Hospitality’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.