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International Food Festival features cuisine and culture from around the world

Thursday, March 13, 2014  
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For Immediate Release – 3/13/14
Contact: Sam Bandy, Director of ESL, 815-226-4138

Rockford, Ill., — International students at Rockford University will prepare a wide variety of international dishes for the University’s 9th annual International Food Festival, Saturday, April 5 from 6 to 9 p.m., doors will open at 5:30 p.m., in Regents Hall, 2nd floor, Burpee Center on the Rockford University Campus located at 5050 East State Street, Rockford.

Sponsored by Rockford University’s Multicultural Club and the Office of Global Affairs, the International Food Festival will feature authentic recipes from many countries including but not limited to China, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Kyrgyzstan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania, Japan, Puerto Rico, Egypt, Peru and Italy. Members from the Multicultural Club will prepare foods with the assistance of campus dining service Sodexo, so that visitors can taste home cooked meals from their countries. International entertainment is also planned so that guests can enjoy traditional song and dance while they eat.

Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door for adults. Children are $5 in advance, $6 at the door. Tickets will be available online beginning March 17 through the Rockford University Box Office at For more information contact Sam Bandy at 815-226-4138 or email .


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