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Governor’s Mansion Chefs to Prepare Meal

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The Arkansas Tech University Department of Parks, Recreation and Hospitality Administration will welcome two members of the staff at the Arkansas Governor's Mansion as guest chefs for the fall dinner series meal at Williamson Hall Dining Room on Thursday, Nov. 10.

Chefs Altus Buttry (photographed, right) and Patrick Herron (photographed, left) will lead preparation of the meal and provide mentoring for Arkansas Tech hospitality students. Members of the Arkansas Tech campus community and residents of the surrounding area are invited to attend.

Cost for the meal will be $25 per person. Seating times are available from 6-7 p.m. Reservations may be made by calling (479) 968-0378 or by sending e-mail to

Buttry is proficient in new American, French, Creole, Italian and Vietnamese cooking styles. Recipe development, as well as menu and kitchen design, are among his specialties.

American, European and regional cuisine are among Herron’s strengths. He brings knowledge and experience in wine and food pairings, time and cost efficient procedures and catering and special events production.

Below is the menu for the Thursday, Nov. 10, dinner at Williamson Hall:

Tea Smoked Duck and Wild Mushroom Terrine

Tomato Basil Bisque with Goat Cheese Crouton

Grilled Caesar Salad with Classic Amenities

Roasted Tenderloin of Beef with a Port Wine Demi-Glace
Seared Mediterranean Salmon with Marinated Peppers and Capers

Raspberry and Chambord Crepe with Mascarpone and Chocolate Cream