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Taste the Future

Campus News | Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Taste the Future wide shot

Columbus State’s 30th annual Taste the Future culinary showcase and fundraiser will honor three graduates of the college’s highly regarded culinary arts program.

More than serving as the largest culinary event in Columbus, proceeds from Taste the Future support student success at Columbus State. Taste the Future has now grown to host more than 1,300 people and 50 food stations. Many of the participating establishments at the event feature graduates of the Columbus State Culinary Apprenticeship program, including Barcelona, The Refectory, The Blackwell Inn, and Lindey’s. 

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2018 Honorees

Adrienne NovakAdrienne Novak (Class of 1995) is the Proprietor and Chef at Eban’s Bakehouse. Novak’s professional experience encompasses roles in some of the nation’s finest country clubs, restaurants, inns, hotels, and gourmet markets, including Rocky Fork Hunt and County Club, Winegarder & Hammons Hotel Group, and Cameron Mitchell Restaurants. In 2011, she created Eban’s Bakehouse, a dedicated certified gluten free bakery.

Titus ArensbergTitus Arensberg (Class of 2008) is the Lead Carver and Master Food Artist at Rock On Ice and a cook at Elements Local Bistro. Arensberg started his culinary career as a Sous Chef at Granville Inn. He is a Certified Professional Art Carver; three-time Ohio State Fair Food Art Champion and the 2016 US National Championship Winner. Arensberg’s food has also been featured on the Food Network.

Avishar BaruaAvishar Barua (Class of 2013) is the Executive Chef at Middle West Service Bar. He started his career at 1808 American Bistro and Veritas, in Delaware, Ohio and then made a journey to New York’s Mission Chinese and WD-50. Now back in Columbus, Avishar’s creations blend his Midwestern upbringing and Bangladeshi roots. Service Bar was named one of the “best new restaurants of 2017” by Columbus Monthly and was listed as one of the “Top 10 New Restaurants” by Columbus Underground. 

To purchase tickets or learn more about the event, visit Taste the Future will be held Tuesday, Aug. 14, from 6 - 9 p.m. on the Columbus Campus of Columbus State Community College, 550 East Spring Street, Columbus. 


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