World Food Bar opening at historic Findlay Market

On Tuesday, June 16 World Food Bar will join the Findlay Market collection of vendors.  The carryout and eatery will be open Tuesday through Sunday, 8am to 6pm, and hopes to bring high quality gourmet food at an affordable price to the Cincinnati region.  Prices range from $4.25 for soup to $6.95 for a sandwich.

The eatery will specialize in “serving ethnic and world foods that converge techniques which encompass advanced gastronomic and culinary techniques,"  says the owner and Chef de Cuisine of World Food Bar, Joshua Steven Campbell.

Campbell is a native Cincinnatian and attended the Florida Culinary Institute in West Palm Beach where he was able to serve as Chef de Cuisine at Zagat-rated top restaurant in West Palm Beach for five years.

After a few more career moves, Campbell is finally coming home after most recently serving as the Director of Cuisine for Graycliff in Nassau, Bahamas – the only 5 star restaurant recipient of the Wine Spectator-Grand Award in the entire Caribbean.  During that stint Campbell also became the first chef to bring molecular gastronomy to the Bahamas.

Back in Cincinnati now, Campbell plans to spotlight local and organic ingredients in his daily cooking from the farmers/vendors who frequent Findlay Market.

World Food Bar will serve a variety of box lunches priced at $9.50 that will include a choice of a sandwich, satay or salad; choice of side dish; choice of dessert and a bottle water, thai tea or soda to drink.  The box lunches will be geared towards nearby businesses and also offer take home carryout meals that can be heated for serving in minutes.

The catering element of World Food Bar will begin with a consultation with the Chef to create a personalized menu for corporate events and other parties looking to enjoy Chef Campbell’s world cuisine.  World Food Bar states that they will be able to cater up to 140 guests in a “fashionable, modern way that is unique to the Cincinnati food scene.”

In August World Food Bar will begin their diner’s club which will consist of a multi-course prix fixe mean in an undisclosed location that will only become known the day of the event says Campbell.

Writer: Randy Simes
Source: World Food Bar
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