New delicious event will raise money for immigrant and refugee services

“Flavors of Dayton” is a new event that is set to be as delicious as it is eye opening. 

Hosted at the Dayton Metro Library Opportunity Space, three back-to-back Tuesdays in October will run the new food event series highlighting the talents, cuisines and stories of foreign-born chefs. Funds raised will support Welcome Dayton to help ensure the organization can “continue to provide vital and effective services to the area’s immigrants and refugees.”

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• Tuesday, Oct. 15, is Rafael Santillan, Nelly from A Taste of Bolivia. 

• Tuesday, Oct. 22, is Theresa Barnes from Eden Spice Restaurant

• Tuesday, Oct. 29, is George Daoud from CedarLand Bakery & Restaurant. 

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Cesar Santillan, nephew of co-owner Rafael Santillan, sits at the bar at Nelly’s restaurant, 79 S. Main St. Centerville. CONTRIBUTED

Attendees will not only get to enjoy the food prepared by featured chefs, but chefs will also present the geographic region their food is coming from and conduct a cooking demonstration showcasing several food items from their native country.

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Welcome Dayton’s top fundraising priorities, according to its website, include Program Evaluation, Immigration Legal Assistance and Immigrant Resource Specialists. Tickets for each separate event will no longer be sold five days before the event starts. Tickets are $65 a piece and can be purchased at


WHAT: Flavors of Dayton

WHEN: October 15, 22 & 29

WHERE: Dayton Metro Library 215 E. Third. St., Dayton 

INFO: Website