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Kent State’s Office of Global Education Hosts 5th International Cook-Off

Posted Nov. 5, 2012
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The 5th International Cook-Off event,
hosted by Kent State’s Office of Global
Education, will take place on Nov. 15.

Kent State’s Office of Global Education will host 5th International Cook-Off event on Thursday, Nov. 15, from 6-8 p.m. at the Kent Student Center Ballroom. The event features food from around the world with student teams competing for first, second and third place prizes. Guests will vote for their favorite dish to win the People’s Choice award.

There will be free food samples, ice cream, and students earn 500 FLASHPerks. The first 100 people to arrive at the event will get a free T-Shirt.

“The cook-off started as a way for our international students to showcase and share their cultures with American students,” says Jessica Cohen, marketing coordinator, Office of Global Education. “With each cook-off event we’ve had, we have seen more domestic students signing up to compete. If you think about it, everyone has a heritage or experience to share – a recipe passed down through the family or something you ate while studying abroad that reminds you of your travels. Sharing those cultures is what the cook-off is all about.”

To learn more about the International Cook-Off, contact Cohen at 330-672-0916 or jcohen13@kent.edu or visit www.kent.edu/academics/international/oia/international-cook-off.cfm.