Food Fest Brings Flavors From Around the World

Feb. 28, 2007

by Jodi Cunningham, student newswriter, (254) 710-1961

Baylor University international students and scholars will prepare cuisine unique to their home countries at the annual International Food Fest, at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 3, on the fifth floor of Cashion Academic Center.

Sponsored by the Center for International Education, Food Fest provides Baylor students and members of the Waco community with an opportunity to sample food from around the world. Volunteer teams composed of four students from the same country will prepare the dishes.

This year's Food Fest will feature 19 cooking teams from 16 different countries. The countries represented are Australia, the Bahamas, Barbados, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Germany, Ghana, Haiti, India, Japan, Panama, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Thailand and Vietnam.

While each team will provide the recipe and ingredients for their dish, Aramark will supply each cooking team with the equipment and utensils necessary for food preparation. All the cooking teams will also be reimbursed for the cost of their ingredients.

"Food Fest is an opportunity to celebrate the presence of international students and scholars on campus," said international student advisor Alexine Burke. "We can all sample food and have fun together."

Tickets for Food Fest are $6 for adults, $5 for students and $3 for children when purchased in advance at the Bill Daniel Student Center ticket office or at the International Student and Scholar Services office in room 208 of the W.R. Poage Legislative Library. Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for students and $5 for children when purchased at the door.

For more information on Food Fest, contact Karen Connors at (254) 710-1258.

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