Arkansas River Valley residents will be able to enjoy a gourmet meal at the Williamson Hall Dining Room this evening as part of the 2011 Summer Culinary Institute for Young Women. The event is sponsored by the Women's Foundation of Arkansas.
Throughout the week, 50 young women from around the state have learned about the hospitality industry including entrepreneurship, nutrition, culinary, job readiness and other areas that are pertinent to college level course work.
As part of the series, guest speaker Chef Tracy Griffith will host a hands-on culinary learning event for participants. Chef Tracy is the first female to graduate from the California Sushi Academy and one of the world's first female certified sushi chefs.