Dining with distinction

Distrito Chef Tim Spinner at Penn Dining's Guest Chef series

On Wednesday night, hungry students at the Hill College House dining hall were treated to three unique items on the menu.

Chef Tim Spinner (pictured, right) of the West Philadelphia-based Mexican restaurant, Distrito, was on hand to prepare chicken enchiladas, crab guacamole and esquites, or Mexican street-style corn, as part of Penn Dining's Guest Chef series. More than 700 students attended the event.

The Guest Chef series is designed to infuse excellence and variety into the University’s dining program while also showcasing the food and flair of talented chefs, and providing a culinary learning experience for Penn Dining staffers.

Past events have featured Chef/Proprietor Betty Foo of Hunan Restaurant; Chef/Proprietor Daniel Stern of Rae Restaurant; Executive Chef Artie Cavaliere of El Vez, a member of the Stephen Starr Restaurant Group; Executive Chef Paul Navjot of Café Spice; Chef/Proprietor Michael Chow of Peking Duck; and most recently, Chef Matt Babbage of World Cafe

Originally published on April 16, 2009