Ukee Washington, news anchor of CBS3/CW PHILLY (KYW-TV), came to DSU on Feb. 19 to try his hand at culinary work as a Guest Chef for the dinner time crowd at the Village Café.
DSU Hornet newspaper reporter Ishah Bass interviews Ukee Washington during his Village Cafe visit.
Mr. Washington worked at the Chef’s Table in the middle of the dining room – a new Village Café feature – creating Shrimp Scallops Creole. Under the guidance of Village Café chef Craig Johnson, Mr. Johnson mixed in the necessary ingredients and then served them up to some hungry students.
He also took the microphone and shared from encouraging words with the DSU students in the dining room, urging them remain steadfast in the academic and professional goals, as well as to always strive for excellence.
The news anchor’s visit is a part of the Village Café’s celebration of Black History Month.
DSU President Harry L. Williams stopped by and gave Ukee Washington's culinary skills the thumbs up after sampling his dish.
For Mr. Washington, his visit to the campus was actually a homecoming. He is the son of the esteemed Dr. Ulysses S. Washington, who was the longtime chair of the University’s Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources. The younger Washington grew up at then-Delaware State College, living with his father in the house that U.S. Washington still occupies behind Conrad Hall.