International Potluck 2010

The highly anticipated, annual International Potluck unifies East West Center participants over a theme that is savored by all: exquisite traditional cuisine.  At this year’s “Sharing Is Caring” event, fifteen cultural teams helped attendees to experience the uniqueness of their cultures on Sunday, November 14, 2010 by preparing multiple courses for hundreds of people awaiting the richness of flavors.  National flags, edible decorations, and cultural information of each team instilled curiosity and excitement in everyone.  EWCPA Board Members and MCs of the afternoon, Erenst Anip, Brian Kastl, and Hannah Kook welcomed attendees to the event and introduced the cultural teams.  Eating commenced, and indeed, every dish was as delectable as imagined.  The greatest challenge of the afternoon was leaving enough room to try them all.  Before long, attendees could not contain their energy any further and group dancing broke out in the Friendship Circle.  Stories were shared and great values of the many cultures of the Asia-Pacific region were learned.  As always, the International Potluck was memorable – and mouthwatering!

Here are some photos…


3 thoughts on “International Potluck 2010

  1. Lucas Serrao Lopes

    I miss this occasion and it recovered my memory when I was as the president for the board EWCPA 2006-2007. This is a very interesting event for all international students share culture through foods. I really miss it and try to go back there if there is opportunity in the future. Mahalo Nu’i.


  2. Lucas Serrao Lopes

    I would like to say that WOW………………………The East-Center Participant Association (EWCPA) board 2012-2013 is working very hard and I would like to stay that the most creative board members.

    When i look at all pictures, it reminds me very much when i was leading my board members of EWCPA from 2006-2007. Also, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to my all board members 2006-2007 for their contirbution to make the spirit of the East-West Center’s community through creating networks among students from different part of the world. The most interesting event is the East-West Fest andl the Potluck that all international students have to share their culture ,throuhg sharing food, music, dancing and many more interesting cultural avitivites that reflecting to each national identity. I miss these kind of event and hope that i will a chance to visit it again.

    Lucas Serrao Lopes,
    Timor-Leste/East Timor

    1. EWC_Education

      Aloha Lucas,

      Thank you very much for your appreciation towards EWCPA Board 2012-2013. We hope that EWC Community will continue to become an excellent platform for cross-cultural experiences and build friendship across the globe. Mahalo!

      ListServ Manager, EWCPA Board 2012-2013

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