Erin Dweik
Staff Writer

Foodies and health enthusiasts enjoyed a natural, organic, sustainable and healthy evening at sold-out NOSH 18. LCCC’s Culinary Arts institute’s second annual student showcase was held on Sept. 21, at the Ben and Jane Norton Culinary Arts Center. Indoor festivities included cooking demonstrations, beer and wine tastings, unique chef-deigned pairing stations and music. 

Food trucks and ice carving demonstrations were available outside. Ice carver, Jim Loiko, said, “Culinary programs formerly taught ice carving skills to provide a unique centerpiece to compliment the food; it is an elegant addition that Chef Adam (Schmith, Director of LCCC’s Culinary Institute) values as a fine dining tradition. 

Attendees were able to taste samples from food trucks parked at the entrance. 

Tara Vayda, owner of the White Oak Ranch food truck, said, “Our beef is grass-fed, the way nature intended, and provides more Omega 3’s for better heart health.” Vendors from the LCCC Summer Farmer’s Market were on hand selling jewelry, soaps, lotions, fruits, vegetable and other handmade items.

Farmers market

 Farmer’s market vendor, Dr. Chet Bowling, LCCC Sustainable Agriculture Program Advisory Board member and representative of Ohio’s first online farmer’s market: Buckeye Harvest Market, said, “We are happy to be here at NOSH to provide local, fresh produce to the LCCC community.”

Natural Organic Sustainable Healthy (NOSH) was originally designed to showcase LCCC’s culinary student’s accomplishments. Another place to sample culinary student’s creations is Sage and Seed. LCCC’s on-campus, student-oriented, restaurant, Sage and Seed, is open January through May on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 5-7 p.m. Student chefs helped make NOSH a success for two years running. The $10 wrist bands quickly sold-out online.

 All entry fees went directly to support the LCCC Commodore Cupboard emergency food pantry. Save the date for NOSH 2019, planned for Friday Oct. 11, from 6-9 p.m.

For more information about LCCC Culinary Arts Institute or Sage and Seed restaurant call 440 366-4100 or www.lorainccc.edu/culinary.institute.

Commodore Cupboard is located at College Center near the doors of the AT building. Contact them at 440 366 4745 or CommodoreCupboard@lorainccc.edu.