Daytonian of the Week: Amy Zahora

  • Kamron Taylor
6:00 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016 What To Love
Amy Zahora with Chef Wiley of Meadowlark,  Chef Liz of Wheat Penny, and Chef Dave of Meadowlark and Wheat Penny (Source: Amy Zahora) 

A well-known face in the Dayton food and drink community is Amy Zahora, Executive Director of the Miami Valley Restaurant Association (MVRA).

It’s natural to hear Zahora’s name buzzing about this time of year, or before any major festival or Restaurant Week.

Since we're smack-dab in the middle of 2016 Winter Restaurant Week, we thought there was no better time to introduce Zahora to those who were interested in reading up on one of Dayton’s most influential foodies.

As the Executive Director of the MVRA, which plans Dayton's Restaurant Weeks in the winter and summer, Zahora has done so much to help build Dayton up as a prized food and drink destination for foodies local and everywhere else.

If you’re in love with the food scene here in Dayton, Zahora is a key person to thank.

What do you do, and what is the most fulfilling aspect of your work?
Zahora: I am the Executive Director for the Miami Valley Restaurant Association. The most fulfilling part of my job is building a relationship between independent restaurants and their community.

Label yourself.                                             
Zahora: Ultimate Foodie Event Planner.

What do you love about life in Dayton?
Zahora: I love that there are so many different options for dining. We truly are fortunate to have so many different cuisines and amazing chefs.

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