Cincinnati State welcomed Chef Lidia Bastianich
Cincinnati State’s Midwest Culinary Institute welcomed over 150 guests on April 22, 2022, to a live cooking demonstration led by Chef Lidia Bastianich, host of the popular PBS cooking show “Lidia’s Kitchen.“
The visit from the Chef Lidia was a fundraiser for local PBS station WCET.
- Chef Lidia is an Emmy award-winning public television host, a successful restaurateur, and a best-selling cookbook author. Her newest book is titled A Pot, A Pan, and a Bowl.
- During the culinary demonstration Chef Lidia prepared chicken cacciatore and polenta, while providing culinary tips and sharing her personal story, including her family’s journey from Italy to the U.S.
- All guests at the event received a special take-home dessert prepared by Kate’s Catering (the current provider of food services on Clifton Campus) using Chef Lidia’s recipes.
President Monica Posey welcomed campus visitors and gave a brief introduction to the College.
(Photos provided by Yvonne Baker and Jackie Norton)