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International Culinary Celebration promises bite-sized creations

Event will feature foods inspired by world cuisine

The NSCC Lunenburg Campus is once again inviting the public out to experience world cuisine at their annual International Culinary Celebration.

The event, which is scheduled for April 4, will feature delicious bite-sized dishes from various countries that will be cooked and served by students.

“We’ve been doing it for 20 years and every year, it’s bigger than the year before,” said Samara Gosling, who works at the Den, which is the school’s restaurant.

“It’s a great night of food and beverage.”

Teri Green, faculty for the hospitality tourism program, said the event is a great experience for both the public and the students.

“It really allows the second year culinary students a chance to showcase to the community all of their menus that have been running in the Den,” said Green, adding that some 250 people are expected.

She also said that it is a good test for her own students, who may not have catered an of this scale.

“It shows them how to work in a large volume and scale,” she said.

Culinary instructor Eric Matuchet explained that each week, a different student acts as head chef in the school’s restaurant and creates a menu.

The celebration, he said, will be taking the most popular dishes and reducing them to small, bite-sized portions.

Each student will head a station with their culinary creations from their week as head chef and the public will be able go around and try from each table.

“It’s a whole experience,” said Matuchet. “And a great achievement.”

The event is expected to run from 6 until 9 p.m. and also include local breweries and distilleries.

Funds will go to the Health Services Foundation of the South Shore and the NSCC.

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