International Food Festival Brings Multi-Cultural Cuisine to Servo

Inclement weather moved the 2018 International Food Festival indoors, but there was still a wide variety of cuisine available for sampling (Photo Samantha Hann/The Gettysburgian)

Inclement weather moved the 2018 International Food Festival indoors, but there was still a wide variety of cuisine available for sampling (Photo Samantha Hann/The Gettysburgian)

By Phoebe Doscher, Staff Writer

As part of the College Activities Board (CAB) and Dining Services’ yearly traditions, Servo was decked out with festive decorations and filled with cuisine from around the world on Friday, September 14 for the International Food Festival.

This year’s event was hosted inside the Dining Center, as opposed to the typical street fair setting on campus, due to weather concerns. Regardless, students spent 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. enjoying the various multi-cultural offerings on Servo’s menu.

Abigail Winston ‘19 attended the Food Festival for the first time this year and was not disappointed by this campus tradition: “It’s really fun! I can’t get enough food. I just wish it were outside.”

Students took this opportunity to fill their plates to the brim with various cuisines, and some even went back for second or third helpings. Fan favorites of the night included the sushi, steamed bun, and acai bowl.

Besides food from countries around the world, including Japan, Korea, and the Caribbean, one section of Servo was dedicated to a popcorn station with spices, sponsored by McCormick Spices.

Many students, including Zach De Besche ‘22, were pleased with the amount and quality of worldly food options available.

“I’ve never been more excited about all the different things,” Besche said. “I didn’t skip anything, and I usually would.”

Servo was filled with decorations celebrating international food in honor of this event, including balloons, tablecloths, and various signs with quotes about international cuisine or sayings in multiple languages.

The Food Festival was easily accessible to Gettysburg’s students, as they were able to use a meal swipe or pay $13 for unlimited food.

In addition to the food, CAB planned activities including live performance, a Henna artist, and international music throughout the night.

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