International Food Festival

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Northwood University Hosts International Food Festival
Students from Brazil pass out Brazilian pastries for Knights with a sweet tooth.

Students from Brazil pass out Brazilian pastries for Knights with a sweet tooth.

Pictures (L-R): Victoria Chandler and Natasha Norman pass out NU "passports" to students to enter the festival

Pictures (L-R): Victoria Chandler and Natasha Norman pass out NU "passports" to students to enter the festival

April 25, 2013

CEDAR HILL, Texas - On Wednesday, April 17, Northwood University held an International Food Festival for students to showcase their native foods. Students were able to sample food from ten different countries and learn about the diverse cultures and countries of our international students.

The ten countries that were represented by the students and staff were Afghanistan, Brazil, Canada, Nigeria, Australia, Mexico, Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines and America. The Knights were able to taste delicious pastries from Brazil to the acquired taste of broiled mackerel from Nigeria which were all prepared by hand and even received the recipes to take home and try.

Dominic Barcelon, sophomore accounting major, stated, “I really wanted to showcase my Philippine culture and this was the best way that everyone could appreciate all of the cultures at Northwood”.

The Knights enjoyed the delicious cuisines and learning about the different cultures that make Northwood University so diverse. “This was the best Northwood event ever,” said Kourtni Smith.  

After the event the winners of the Best Table and the Best Food were announced. The winners included Brazil for Best Table and India for Best Food. 

ABOUT NORTHWOOD UNIVERSITY

Northwood University is committed to the most personal attention to prepare students for success in their careers and in their communities; it promotes critical thinking skills, personal effectiveness, and the importance of ethics, individual freedom and responsibility.

Private, nonprofit, and accredited, Northwood University specializes in managerial and entrepreneurial education at three full-service, residential campuses located in southern Florida, mid-Michigan and northern Texas. Adult Degree Programs are available in eight states with many course delivery options including online. The DeVos Graduate School offers day, evening and weekend programming in Michigan, Texas and Florida. The Alden B. Dow Center for Creativity and Enterprise provides system-wide expertise in family enterprise, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and new business development. International education is offered through study abroad and in Program Centers in Switzerland, China (Changchun and Wuxi), Malaysia and Sri Lanka.