INSPIRATIONAL EVENT IDEAS
In addition to tasting ethnic dishes, staff members can dress up in ethnic costumes and give performances from the countries they represent
Games of the world
Encourage colleagues to share games specific to their cultural background such as Mahjong Tiles from China or Bocce from Italy
Learn the lingo
Before your event, ask workmates to learn how to say ‘it’s delicious!’ in a language other than their own. Go around the circle and teach each other the phrase!
Decorate the area
A Taste of Harmony doesn’t have to be restricted to food. Get creative and carry the theme from your dish through to decorations and turn your staffroom into a worldly display of different cultures
My grandma used to make…
Encourage workmates to bring in a dish that their grandma (or grandpa!) taught them to cook, or which best reminds them of their grandparents
How old, how far?
Encourage staff to bring recipes that have been passed down generations (and across the seas) by awarding a prize for the oldest dish and the dish that has travelled the furthest
A cultural trivia quiz could really spice up your lunch and create some fun and excitement
Each staff member can contribute a song to a playlist of traditional cultural music to accompany your event
Hold a national anthems quiz by playing the first 30 seconds of a few different counties' anthems and ask staff to guess which country's anthem is being played