The International Relations Office at Otero Junior College will host their 24th annual International Food Night, 7 p.m. Thursday in the Rizzuto Banquet Room. The event is used to as the primary source of funding for scholarships awarded to international students.
 
“This year we will be doing something a little different with entertainment, as we have a kind of skit that runs throughout the night,” said Chellie Wallace, International Relations director. “We have already received some awesome donations so far, and we will have baskets for everyone.”

Dinner, catered by Sodexo, will showcase a wide variety of foods to represent many of the home countries of OJC students. This year’s menu will feature: Appetizers: Colombian-style Empanadas, Dutch-style Bitterballen (meatballs) and Chinese-style Nai Lao Wang Dun (cheese wontons) Main Dishes: Cape Verde-style Cachupa (sausage stew), Korean-style Kimchi-Bokkeumbap (spicy pickled cabbage fried rice) and Croatia-style Sarma (stuffed cabbage roll) Desserts: Scottish-style Tablet (sweet fudge-like candy), Italian-style Tiramisu, Japanese-style Dorayaki (sweet filled pancake)

 Anouk van Noord, president of the International Relations Organization, will be performing at International Food Night for the second year.

“This is an amazing event where we as internationals come together and share our culture and give back to the community who made far away feel like our second home,” van Noord said.
 
This year, van Noord, who came to OJC from the Netherlands to play volleyball, will be singing a Dutch song, accompanied by teammate, Ema Causevic, from Croatia, on the ukulele. The IRO president is also an active member of the President’s Leadership Program.
 
A limited number of seats are still available for the event. To register, go to ojc.edu/about/newsevents/ojcevents/internationalfood. In the event of a sell-out, a wait list will be maintained in case of cancellations.
 
For more information about International Food Night or the International Relations Organization, contact Wallace at 384-6805 or Rochelle.Wallace@ojc.edu.