University of Nebraska–Lincoln students in the hospitality, restaurant and tourism management program and the Clay Club teamed up with Sheldon Museum of Art for a food-focused First Friday celebration on April 5.
The event, held as part of Sheldon’s “Table Manners: Art and Food” exhibition, featured small-bite main course dishes prepared by Huskers in the hospitality program paired with dishes designed by Clay Club members.
The food, inspired by the art exhibition, was prepared in East Campus labs under the direction of Ajai Ammachathram, assistant professor of nutrition and health sciences. The project helped the hospitality, restaurant and tourism management students stretch their skills in event planning, logistics and management. The program is offered through a partnership between the College of Education and Human Sciences and College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
The Clay Club’s dishes were handcrafted by student artisans. Club members also attended the event and led demonstrations on creating pottery and ceramics. The Clay Club is hosted by the School of Art, Art History and Design in the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts.