MCLO to host international luncheon Nov. 11

Nov 02, 2022
Students serve guests a buffet-style assortment of delicious, culturally diverse foods.

Whenever possible, the Multicultural Leadership Organization (MCLO) likes to provide food as a means of engaging students with a variety of cultures. There’s one event in particular that celebrates food as the core focus and exposes attendees to dishes from all around the world — the international luncheon.

Calling all volunteers

MCLO will host its international luncheon 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, in the Tarcisia Roths Alumni Center in Dugan. Admission is $5 per person; those who volunteer to bring a dish to the luncheon receive free admission.

MCLO public relations officer Angela Tran

The MCLO event boasts a vast arrangement of food, each dish bearing a particular geographical origin and cultural significance. Guests are encouraged to sign up to bring a dish to contribute to the overall experience.

“We’re trying to encourage more students and faculty to participate since it is crucial that the food comes from everywhere,” Angela Tran, MCLO public relations officer said.

“Being a part of this event is also a big learning experience where students can learn and taste different cultures,” Tran said. “Food does not have to be homemade either.”

Students attend an MCLO event, 2019.
Students attend an MCLO event in 2019.

A cultural buffet

In order to provide guests with plenty of options, the luncheon is set up like a buffet.

“You can expect to pick and choose what kind of foods you may want to try or foods that you enjoy but don’t get to eat all that often,” Tran said.

Members of MCLO volunteer to serve food during the annual Multicultural Extravaganza event, 2019.
Members of MCLO volunteer to serve food during the annual 2019 luncheon.

Overall, guests can expect an atmosphere of fellowship and a chance to try truly unique, homemade dishes from an array of cultures.

“Come join MCLO to try cuisines from all over the world. You might find something new that you’ve never tasted before.”

To volunteer to bring a dish to the international luncheon, scan the QR code below or email your interest to [email protected].

Admission is $5, but those who want to bring a dish get free admission! Scan the QR code to sign up.