Asheboro, NC - Have you ever wondered why people have a preference for certain foods?  The Randolph Art Guild hopes to shed some light on the topic with the help of a local restaurant.  Join us on Wednesday, January 22 at 7 p.m. for a free lecture featuring Don Simmons, owner and head chef at Magnolia 23 Restaurant.  Don will discuss his creative passion for food and how his creativity translates into running a popular restaurant of three years that features menu items made from scratch.  The lecture takes place at the Moring Arts Center located at 123 Sunset Avenue in downtown Asheboro.  For more information contact the Randolph Arts Guild at (336) 629-0399.


Don Simmon's Bio:

Don Simmons was born and raised in Norman, a small town in Richmond County, North Carolina.  After graduating high school he entered the US Army where he was stationed at Fort Sill Oklahoma.  After serving three years of active duty he came back to Asheboro North Carolina where he now resides.

Don was a former employee of Energizer Battery where he worked for 32 years.  However, during his spare time, Don cultivated a passion for cooking.  As an avid cook, Don now operates and owns Magnolia 23 a southern soul food restaurant in downtown Asheboro.  Here families and individuals can enjoy a good home cooked meal with fresh ingredients and desserts made from scratch.