Dinner Series to Feature Chef Kimmie

khall18@atu.edu. Cost will be $19.95 per person. “My life passion is to make others happy with food,” wrote Chef Kimmie in her bio. “I wanted to make this happen after knowing hunger as a young orphan in South Korea. You might say I really discovered food after being adopted by a loving American family. Rescued from going to bed hungry in the orphanage, I would soon learn there was a whole world of food out there with different shapes, smells, tastes, textures and even colors.” Chef Kimmie began her career at the Riverfront Hilton Inn in Little Rock. She became assistant pastry chef at the Capital Hotel in Little Rock at the age of 20 and served on the restaurant staffs in several Central Arkansas country clubs before returning to the Capital Hotel as private dining chef in 2007. That opportunity led to her current position with Stephens Inc. “I sincerely hope I can inspire others to share the love of food and perhaps even spread the desire to stop the hunger of those less fortunate,” wrote the chef. The menu for the Oct. 16 meal at Williamson Hall Dining Room will include spring mix greens with grilled pears, spiced pecans, goat cheese and sorghum vinaigrette dressing; potato gnocchi with braised chicken and artichoke topped with crispy Parmesan cheese; flat iron steak with grilled asparagus and roasted fingerling potatoes; and cream puff profiterole with chocolate ganache for dessert.]]>