Cooking Up Some Culture

School Clubs Sell Cultural Foods During International Week

Shruthi Kumar

Staff Writer  

    Food from different countries and cuisines around the world have been sold and purchased by American High School Students to raise funds for school clubs.

    In spirit of International Week, food tickets have been sold for a dollar per ticket in the rotunda to trade for dishes that represent different cultures in the world.  These foods have been available during lunch period throughout the week.

Many clubs made colorful posters and signs to turn heads and draw students to their stands.  Most of the time, the foods served were thematic with the club’s corresponding tri-fold.  “I really enjoyed looking at all of the signs, I definitely learned something new every day this week,” senior Shantanu Patil said.
Many clubs made colorful posters and signs to turn heads and draw students to their stands. Most of the time, the foods served were thematic with the club’s corresponding tri-fold. “I really enjoyed looking at all of the signs, I definitely learned something new every day this week,” senior Shantanu Patil said.

    Several clubs such as API, ISA, and even the classes set up stands that encompass the club’s purpose, and/or the food they are selling.

    “Not only were we able to eat all of these delicious foods, but we were able to learn about a lot of different cultures that were personified on campus,” sophomore Sonal Periwal said.  “I’m pretty sure I even saw some club members in traditional dress!”

    Club foods were typically sold at a price range of 1-3 food tickets at a serving.  Students lined up in front of the stands to purchase foods of their choice.

    “Some stands sold out within minutes!  I guess it all depends on the food being sold and how much it is sold for,” senior Priya Jupudi said.  “I do know that In-N-Out Burgers sold out in under two minutes, because they were pretty cheap and popular.”

    A large poster that served as a menu and price-guide was tacked onto the wall of SAC in the rotunda.

    “I think the menu was a good idea, it helps students decide what to get with the money they have, and learn what each club has to offer,” French Club member Lucy Huang (12) said.  “We served  crepes, croque monsieurs, and cookies every year for international week as they are easy to make on the spot,  we chose to add cream puffs to the list of foods we were selling just to add more variety.”

Many clubs made colorful posters and signs to turn heads and draw students to their stands.  Most of the time, the foods served were thematic with the club’s corresponding tri-fold.  “I really enjoyed looking at all of the signs, I definitely learned something new every day this week,” senior Shantanu Patil said.
Many clubs made colorful posters and signs to turn heads and draw students to their stands. Most of the time, the foods served were thematic with the club’s corresponding tri-fold. “I really enjoyed looking at all of the signs, I definitely learned something new every day this week,” senior Shantanu Patil said.

    The money that is made by the clubs is entitled to them, for future costs and events.  Ergo, all of the foods were sold at an elevated price to ensure profit.

    “We want to make items that are easy to make on the spot, sell well, and the supplies required for them are relatively cheap and allow us to make a good profit,” Huang said.

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