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OJC Press Release ID: 2985

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

25th Annual International Food Night at OJC


The International Relations Office at Otero Junior College will host their 25th annual International Food Night on Feb 27 at 7:00 p.m. in the Rizzuto Banquet Room in the Student Center. The event a primary source of funding for scholarships awarded to international students.

“As this year is the 25th anniversary, we are hoping to bring the community something very special,” said Chellie Wallace, international relations director. According to Wallace the International Office is working on a cookbook that highlights the tastes of the past that will be available the purchase. At a silent auction guests will have the opportunity to bid on dinners prepared and hosted by current students. “We will have many wonderful baskets from friends throughout the community, and are working on performances that I know that people will definitely enjoy,” said Wallace.

Dinner will be catered by Sodexo and provides a wide variety of foods to represent many of the home countries of OJC students. This year’s menu will feature:


Brazil: Fried Polenta

Japan: Gyoza

Portugal: Stuffed egg with shrimp

Main Dishes:

Caribbean: Jerk Chicken with rice

Australia: Meat Pie

Costa Rica: Tamale


South Africa: Cinnamon Milk Tart

Germany: Graham Streusel Coffee Cake

New Zealand: Pavlova

Tickets for this event are $35 each, or $250 for a table of 8. A limited number of seats are still available for the event; those interested in registering can do so at

According to Wallace, a waitlist will be kept once tickets are sold out in case of any cancelations. Doors will open at 6:15 p.m. and the dinner will begin at 7:00 p.m.

For questions about International Food Night or the International Relations Organization, contact Wallace at 719-384-6805 or by email at

Press Release Photo
OJC international student, Qiwen Liao, China, sings at last year’s International Food Night.