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Welcoming TableSeptember 25

Ivy Tech Community College
Illinois Fall Creek Center
2535 N. Capitol Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46208

Welcoming Table is an inaugural culinary event at Ivy Tech Community College, featuring Indy’s immigrant chefs offering global street food in a family-friendly, casual setting.

The event celebrates international inclusion through the Welcoming Table. Designed to raise awareness of the contributions made by foreign-born chefs to Indy’s local food scene, and to raise funds for the Ivy Tech Hospitality Administration program and the Immigrant Welcome Center.

In addition to hearing chefs tell stories about their culinary adventures, guests will enjoy a live DJ and cash bars offering wine and beer.

Tickets: $15 pre-sale; $20 on-site; half price for children 12 and under. Purchase tickets here!

For sponsorship opportunities or to participate as a chef, please contact Melissa Evans at 317-916-7880 or mwolter2@ivytech.edu

Featuring the following chefs:

Silvia Gordon
Restaurant: Pasteleria Gresil
Home Country: Mexico

Abdu Abu
Restaurant: Al Rayan
Home Country: Yemen

Fernando Dian
Restaurant: Eh Puerto de San Blas
Home Country: Mexico

Abraha Belachew
Restaurant: Abyssinia Ethiopian Restaurant
Home Country: Ethiopia

Mohammed Iiallo
Restaurant: Jiallo’s African-Caribbean Cuisine
Home Country: West Africa—Fuinne

Yesenia Vanegas
Restaurant: Fritana Nicaraguense
Home Country: Nicaragua

Tonia Wheeler
Restaurant: Eko African Restaurant
Home Country: Nigeria

Cai Shengwei
Restaurant: Szechawn Garden
Home Country: China

Liz Gimenez
Organization: Second Helpings
Home Country: Venezuela