Lebanon Valley College hosts Scott Barton for a unique food
presentation on April 16 at 7 p.m. in Mund College Center’s Lehr Dining Hall.
This event, “Vem pras praias!: Baianas do acarajé and the politics of the
cultural imaginary” will combine lecture, short film, and a cooking demonstration
as part of the College Colloquium dedicated to the theme of “Revolution.” This
program is free and open to the public.
Barton, executive chef and culinary consultant, was raised
in Norwalk, Conn. A natural cook from a young age, his mother got him
interested in cooking at home. He has been involved in the restaurant industry
since the age of 14, starting as a dishwasher and a waiter.
After studying at both Peter Kump’s Cooking School and the
New York Restaurant School, he continued his education working in New York at
the Odeon Restaurant in Tribeca. He spent his time in New York learning all the
stations of the kitchen, including pastry.
Barton’s career accomplishments include cooking on the set
of Spike Lee’s “School Daze,” aiding in the opening of Tom Cat Bakery, opening
his own restaurant “Metro,” and helping to open several well-known restaurants
in the San Francisco Bay Area.
In addition to his culinary accomplishments, Barton has worked
as a consultant for various corporate and multinational food groups, is a
member of the CCD (Chef’s Council), and has done extensive research on
intricate culinary subjects.
In the past two years, Barton has been working as a
consultant, aiding restaurateurs in the desires to create new menu selections
and to improve upon their existing ones.
He is also in the process of completing his Ph.D. in Food Studies at New
Scott Barton’s presentation is a part of the 2013-14 College
Colloquium dedicated to the theme of “Revolution,” a year-long integrated
series of guest speakers, performances, exhibitions, films, and academic
courses that will consider the ideas of revolution and evolution as competing
yet interdependent ways to describe the changes that surround and shape human
life. For more information please visit www.lvc.edu/colloquium.