Oct 10, 2011
By Katie Flaherty
To celebrate the end of Hispanic Heritage Month, Sigma Lambda Gamma is hosting a Cultural Food Throw Down at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, in Gordy Hall 201.
Students from all backgrounds are invited to bring a cultural dish to share while mingling and sampling a variety of others' ethnic plates. Those who do not identify with a particular culture are still encouraged to share family recipes and other favorite foods.
Vice President of Marketing for Sigma Lambda Gamma, Jennifer Reed, explains, "We wanted a program where we could welcome Latino and other students on campus and supply something for Hispanic Heritage Month itself because its one of those events that's hardly ever recognized."
At the end of the throw down, there will be a contest to recognize the best dish.
Three judges from the Multicultural and Campus Involvement Centers will decide the best 'eat' and award the winner a free dinner for two.
In conjunction with Homecoming Week, the event will also award students who are involved in Greek Life points for attending. The points will contribute to their team's total for the week's competition.
The Cultural Food Throw Down is free and open to all, reiterating the event's message, "We are just there to share our food and have fun with other people," said Reed.