March 22, 2019


students serving food at the International Food Fair

MSU Billings hosts 16th Annual International Food Fair

Held Thursday, March 28 in Rimrock Café



University Communications and Marketing, 657-2266

MSU BILLINGS NEWS—The Office of International Studies at Montana State University Billings will host the 16th Annual International Food Fair on Thursday, March 28 from 4 to 7 p.m. in Rimrock Café.

MSUB’s Office of International Studies, in partnership with MSUB Dining Services, will provide international students from countries across the globe the opportunity to share their culture through everyone’s favorite medium – food! During this event, international students will take over the kitchen at Rimrock Café to prepare regional dishes for all to enjoy.

Participating cultures in this year’s event include Mexico, Japan, Germany, China, India, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Xinjiang China, South Korea, Kenya, and Bulgaria.

Some of the featured dishes include Kimchi Rice from South Korea, Linsen and Spätzle from Germany, and Moussaka and Baklava from Bulgaria.

This family-friendly event is open to MSUB faculty, staff, and students as well as the public. There is a $12 admission fee for adults, and $6 fee for children under 12. Fees must be paid in cash. Current MSUB students can enjoy the fair using a valid meal card.

A portion of all proceeds from the fair will go to the MSUB Multicultural Club, a student organization that celebrates the university’s diversity and hosts intercultural events year round. Through their activities, the club works to allow students and the Billings community to experience the diverse world beyond Billings.

Paying attendees and participants will receive designated bracelets for easy identification throughout the event. Tickets will also be provided to each guest as a voting system, allowing participants to compete for “best dish”, “most flavorful”, “most unusual”, and several other titles.

The International Food fair is a fantastic opportunity to interact with the international students who have come to Billings from every corner of the world to study at MSUB. It is one of the most popular events among campus and community members each year.

“The fair is a great way to learn about the various and magnificent cultures around the world,” said Neil Beyer, International Marketing and Outreach Specialist.

For more information, contact the Office of International Studies at 657-1705.