Otero College is hosting the International Food Night on November 11.

Otero College’s 26th International Food Night, which celebrates cuisines from around the world, will return in person this fall.

Organized by the college’s international relations office, the event – which typically takes place every year in the spring – returns to the college on Thursday, November 11 in the Rizzuto Banquet Hall.

“Our community needs a night out! Director of International Relations Maureen Rikhof said in a press release. “We are confident that we can organize a fun and successful event right now! We look forward to welcoming our community to campus.

An International Foods Night virtual event took place in April 2021, but the event returns live with the full menu, entertainment and auction items that the community has supported over the past quarter century. The event is the main source of funding for scholarships awarded to international students and activities aimed at enriching the global thinking of all Otero students.

“We know this is a precious event with a lot of history; support the world that comes to Otero every year, ”said Rikhof.

International Foods Night attendees can look forward to international food, music, entertainment, and the opportunity to bid on auction items.

“Artwork, services, meals, beautiful jewelry have all been donated to support our students on campus,” said Darrin Nielsen, program events coordinator.

The dinner will be prepared by Sodexo and features a wide variety of foods to represent many of the countries of origin of Otero students. This year’s menu will include:

  • Starters: Gyoza (Japan), Cheese Wontons (China) and Empanadas (Spain)
  • Starters: Jerk chicken and jasmine rice (Jamaica), poutine (Canada) and shepherd’s pie (Scotland)
  • Desserts: Sweet rice (India), Tiramisu (Italy), Tres Leche (Mexico)

Tickets for the event are $ 39, or $ 300 for a table of 8 people. A limited number of places are still available for the event. Those interested in registering can do so by contacting the International Relations Office at [email protected] or by registering online at https://form.jotform.com/212766749800059

According to the International Bureau, a waiting list will be kept once tickets have sold out in the event of cancellation. The doors will open at 6 p.m.

For questions about International Food Night or the Organization of International Relations, contact Maureen Rikhof at 719-384-6805 or email [email protected]

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