Racers from nine countries cook and share traditional meals at Winslow Dining Hall
MURRAY, Ky. — The Murray State University International Student Organization (ISO) celebrated Multicultural Night last month at Winslow Dining Hall, where Racers representing nine countries cooked traditional dishes to share with fellow students.
The annual event, hosted in partnership with Racer Dining by Sodexo, brings together students of all backgrounds to enjoy food from around the globe. International students prepared, cooked, presented, and competed with a traditional dish from their native countries to a panel of four judges.
This year, students represented nine countries: Germany, Haiti, India, Japan, South Korea, Nepal, Pakistan, Russia and Venezuela. Racers representing Venezuela won first place, followed by Germany in second and Nepal in third. Students also gave performances throughout the evening.
“This was a joint effort between ISO and Sodexo, and we are proud to bring this event to Winslow Dining Hall,” said ISO president Tomas Subero, a computer information systems major of Paducah, Kentucky, majoring in computer information systems. “We wanted to create different menus from our international students and share with others — including our American students as well.”
“The Multicultural Night event is one that students and faculty alike look forward to each year on campus,” said ISO publicity officer Carley Alexander, a junior from Murray, Kentucky, majoring in Spanish and nonprofit leadership management. “Food has a way of bringing people together, and what better way to do that than by bringing the nations together for one meal and some friendly competition? This event gives the community opportunities to try tastes from all over the world, while bringing cultural awareness. It’s events like this that make me proud to be a Racer!”