Another Top Local Chef to Visit Campus

Melissa Close Hart

It has only been six months since lunch goers in Hunt Dining Hall at Mary Baldwin College were treated to the savory and locally sourced amuse-bouche from Zynodoa Executive Chef James Harris during the college’s observation of Sustainability Day. This Friday, the dining hall will again welcome a top-flight local chef as Melissa Close Hart from Palladio Restaurant in Barboursville helps MBC mark World Food Day. “It’s a special treat for MBC,” said Michael Clay, executive chef at MBC. World Food Day, observed annually in October, is sponsored annually by the United Nations to bring awareness to issues of food security. On the menu in Hunt is white balsamic braised chicken with fennel, carrots and sweet onions; Parmesan polenta with rosemary; sautéed escarole with red pepper flakes; and orange olive oil cake with orange caramel.


Morgan Alberts Smith '99 is the web producer and social media manager for MBC's Office of Communication, Marketing, and Public Affairs.