FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) – Chef Judy Tatios and Brightwater faculty and students gave out a free dinner at the Jones Center drive-thru.
The event encouraged community members to share their thoughts and ideas on the upcoming redesign of its 52-acre campus.
Since the Marshallese community is such a large part of Springdale, organizers said it was important to feature them in this event.
Dinner included island chicken fried steak with coconut gravy, mashed potatoes on a fried plantain medallion, and roasted winter vegetables.
“Having a chef from their community, trying to create that energy and then bring them into the process, it’s to bring that community out to learn what they want to see at the Jones Center so we can build a park and a campus that’s for the entire community,” Organizer Scott Jordan said.