Most spent Labour Day (1st of May) relaxing at home with family, or recovering from a night out with friends – It was a public holiday after all. In KDU however, the students from the School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts (SHTCA) spent the day and the following days in the kitchens preparing for the KDU's International Food Festival which took place on the 3rd of May at the Damansara Jaya Campus.
Having spent weeks in preparation and planning, the event which kicked off at nine in the morning lasted for most of the day. Students had been selling food tickets for the event for over a month in anticipation of the event and suffice to say that ever last morsel of food was consumed by hungry students, staff and members of the general public.
The cuisine on offer represented over a dozen countries from across South East Asia, and the rest of the world, ranging from Malaysia famous Nasi Lemak and Satay through to a selection of Dim Sum delights and a variety of buns. Going further afield, the cuisine touched upon the spicy delights of India, Korean and Vietnamese delicacies. Needless to say, Italy and America made their presence felt, with the former offering an impressive array of pastas and lasagnes and the President's burger – a mammoth burger with a side of fries and coke.
But it wasn't just an array of main courses that were on offer: The astonishing array of cupcakes, cakes, cookies – those soft baked chocolate cookies especially – as well as local classics such as Cendol ensured that there something for everyone. Those with a penchant for desserts no doubt indulged t- and possibly overindulged because I know I did - their sweet tooth.
The students did a fabulous job, putting in lots of effort, hard work, and creativity, making this event a successful one. KUDOS to the SHTCA team as well as the students! We'll be looking forward to the next Food Fest!