Taste the Future

Announcing Our 2022 Food & Beverage Partners!

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We are truly grateful to the food and beverage partners who have served our guests and supported our students for over thirty years. Without them, there is no Taste the Future. Please support these wonderful restaurants, caterers, coffee shops, bars and small businesses who give generously of their time, staff and resources to lift up the students of Columbus State, and our community as well.

Be sure to check back, as more partners and menus will be added every week!

Click here to see where your favorite foods will be in our courtyard on August 9th.


80 Acres Farms
   80 Acres Farms Basil Citrus Salad

A Catered Event
   Green Dragon Tangerine Chicken Stir Fry,
   Brown Rice,
   Simple Goodness Oriental Vegetable Blend

Afra Grill
   Chef Abcos Ahmed,
   Jellof Rice (West-African favorite spicy rice),
   Bariis Rice (Popular spiced East African Somali style rice),
   Chicken Afra (Signature dish of the menu),
   Bomb Chicken (Spicy chicken)

   Hummus w/ Hot Sauce,
   Carrott Sticks,
   Pita Bread,

AVI Fresh
   Thai Citrus Chilled Poached Shrimp with
   Chilled Watermelon Cucumber Salad
   Sparkling Ginger Lemongrass Fizz

   Executive Chef Nate Bingman,
   Barcelona Gazpacho - chilled tomato soup with cucumber and olive oil,
   Elote - blistered Ohio sweet corn salsa with queso fresco and roasted garlic aioli,
   Mini Chocolate Pudding Cake - flourless chocolate cake and chocolate pudding

Blend Café & Bakery
   Italian style pressed picnic sandwich on Focaccia,
   Horchata Cold Brew (Plant Based , GF),
   Vegan option: Focaccia with Blend Hummus, roasted veg, Proprietary shakey, EVOO,
   Salted Rye Chocolate Cookie

Chef Butcher's Creole Kitchen
   Chef Henry Butcher Sr, Antoinette Parks, Tonya Butcher
   Blackened Roasted Porkloin,
   Catfish Balls,
   Chicken Andouille Jambalaya

Chocolate Café
   Miini cupcakes,
   Cheesecake bites,

Cluck Norris
   Chef Rick Lindeboom with Chef Steve Gibson
   Angry Bird: Cluck's sercret spice-crusted chicken breast, pickles, spicy ranch

Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea
   Alum Devin Goodwin, Alum Jacob Hill and Susan McMillan
   Draft Espresso Martini 

Degrees Restaurant
   Donut Sliders with Pulled Pork,
   Coleslaw and BBQ sauce,
   Mini Peach Cobblers with Brown Sugar Oat Streusel

Eban’s Bakehouse
   Alum/Chef Adrienne Novak and Chef Eric Braddock, Chef Pierre Wolfe, Chef Todd Price
   Smoked Pulled Pork & Southern Pimiento Cheese Crostini, Ancho BBQ Sauce (GF)  
   Mini White Chocolate Cherry Oatmeal Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches (GF)

El Segundo
   Tres Leches made with Toasted Coconut and Strawberries

G&J Pepsi-Cola 

Heidelberg Distributing Co.
   Seven Daughters Moscato 
   Knotty Vines Chardonnay
   Knotty Vines Red Blend

Hilton Columbus at Easton
   Executive Chef Timothy Dionisio, Sous Chef Joseph Stiff, Chef David Koepf, Chef Sarah Cook,
   Shawarma Display with Mediterranean Spiced Chicken and Lamb,
   Lettuce, sliced red onions, chopped tomatoes, red bell peppers, chopped cucumbers,
   tzatziki, garlic aioli, tabouli, hummus and flatbreads

Hot Chicken Takeover
   Waffle Fried Chicken with Chris's Hot Honey & Cinnamon Butter,
   Miss B's Banana Pudding,
   Basil & Blueberry Infused Sweet Tea

Hyatt Regency Columbus
   Vietnamese Noodle Salad,
   Lemongrass Pork Belly,
   Vermicelli Noodles,
   Sweet Fish Sauce
   Herbs & Pickles

Joya's Café
   Alum/Chef Avishar Barua, Chef Miguel Bautista, Chef Blaine Smith, Chef Kirsten Bautista
   Cheesy Nacho Crunch
   Joya's Iced Chai

La Dolce 'Nola, the Artisan small-batch granola

Martini Modern Italian
   Arancini made with Gorgonzola, Marinara, Parmesan Reggiano

Metro Cuisine Catering
   Hawaiian hot dogs, and
   Mini pineapple upside-down cakes

Milligan's Maple Syrup
   Lopaus Point Waffles (gluten free) 

Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center
   Bourbon Barbeque Smoked Chicken Wings
   Bacon Ranch dressing
   Chocolate brownie mousse shooter

Ohio Living Westminster Thurber

Rusty Bucket Restaurant & Tavern
   Chef Anthony MacAdam with Chef Matt Choate,
   Poke Bowl

Sonesta Columbus Downtown
   Chef Inderpal Chawla
   Plantain Chips
   Chimichurri Steak
   Tomato Conserva

Steele Your Heart Catering & Private Chef
   Alum/Chef K. Steele
   Pineapple jerk bao buns,
   Pineapple jerk chicken and sticky rice,
   Curry cabbage Fried plantains and
   Steele your heart petite gateu and entrements 

Swensons Drive-In
   Galley Boy
   Onion Rings
   Specialty Drinks

Test City Kitchen
   Chef Jack Storey and Chef Casey McCarty
   Slow Smoked BBQ Pork Taco 
   Enhanced Ecto Cooler

The Berwick
   Homemade Portabella Mushroom Ravioli,
   Homemade Gnocchi & Vodka Sauce,
   Sweet Corn Panna Cotta with a Fresh Berry Compote

The Grand Event Center
   Korean BBQ Slider with Cucumber-Daikon Kimchi
   Grilled Corn and
   Local Summer Vegetables with Buttermilk Farmer’s Cheese and Ohio Miso Vinaigrette

Together & Company
   Carly Buzby & Faye Foote,
   Pickled Beet stuffed with walnut gremolata,
   BBQ bacon wrapped peach

Vitria on the Square
   Seared Ahi Tuna on Crispy Wonton with
   Wasabi Aioli Or Shrimp Summer Roll
   Coconut Panna Cotta with
   Tropical Fruit Salsa and Pineapple Glass

Way Down Yonder Beignets & Coffee LLC
   Chef Yonder Miller, Leslie Alexander-London, Dominique Holmes, Sheldon Ellington, and Leslie Fruster.
   Signature House Coffee-Medium Dark Roast,
   Traditional Beignets,
   Strawberry Crunch Beignets,
   Shrimp & Grits. 

Way Down Yonder New Orleans Finest Restaurant
   Chef Yonder Gordon, Yolanda Kent, Hakeem Gordon, Jalisa Horton, and Bobby.
   Authentic New Orleans Jambalaya,
   New Orleans Dirty Rice,
   Authentic Chicken Gumbo served with white rice. 

Zaftig Brewing
   Must Be Nice: Common Ale -Promotional Beer for 97.1 The Fan - A great summer beer!
   Juicy Lucy IPA: Our flagship West Coast style IPA, Double dry-hopped with notes of papaya, apricot, and guava. 
   Hazy Miss Daisy IPA: Our traditional New England IPA, notes of lemon and stone fruit with slight maltiness. 
   Hour Glass IPA: A classic New England IPA with generous citrus notes and delicate maltiness.
   Tropical Hazy: Our traditional New England IPA infused with passion fruit, orange, and guava puree. 
   Cashmere Indulgence (Strawberry Milkshake): Brewed with over 300lbs of strawberry puree, this IPA boasts incredible fruit flavor, dry spiced with Madagascar vanilla beans for depth.

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