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International Dining

Statues, banners and flags decorated the inside of Georgia Southern's Dining Commons. The culturally inclusive event featured a diverse array of food from various locations around the world. 

By: Isaac Taylor 

October 13, 2017

Eagle Dining Services hosted a special food event, featuring international cuisine, in Georgia Southern’s Dining Commons earlier today.


This event allowed students to tour various nationality stations at Dining Commons.


The stations offered country specific food and were decorated according to the nation they represented.


Australia, Brazil, Russia, Morocco, America, Japan and Italy were the nations chosen to feature food.


“We do two events, both here and Lakeside,” Greg Crawford, the director of Residential Dining said. “One at each location in the fall and one at each location in the spring. This year when we all got together we decided to do something called ‘All Around the World’ to show different foods from around the globe.”


The event was also created to give something to give back to students and dining plan holders.


They was a need to change things up mid semester Crawford said.

“We all get together, our executive chef, his chefs, his whole team,” Crawford said. “A lot of it is what we can get from our local purveyors. It's not just an around the world event, if you look around you’ll see a lot of sustainability. Local purveyors provided the ingredients.”


As much as possible, the ingredients used to make the various dishes were grown locally.


Also, students were treated to music from a DJ, decorations in the form of flags representing all of the nations and a chance to win a giveaway.


Gbenga Toriola a mechanical engineering major at Georgia Southern University decided to attend the event to broaden his horizons and try new food.


“So far I’ve tried the Italian and the Chinese food,” Toriola said.


Students did not seem to mind waiting in the longer than usual lines in an effort to enjoy a new experience and try something new.



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