Multicultural Day celebrated in style

Chef Daniel and his Spanish paellaChef Daniel and his Spanish paella

Kariong Mountains High School celebrated their inaugural Multicultural Day on October 12.

The school had 36 nationalities represented on the day, which was enjoyed by students, staff and community members alike. The highlight of the day was the food inspired by Chef Daniel from the Fork’N’Knife Deli at Kariong. Chef Daniel came to the school the day before to start cooking with Year 11 Food technology students, and was up at 3am the night before preparing his Tongan style whole suckling pig.

Chef Daniel also did a live cooking demonstration on the day making Spanish Paella. Other dishes Chef Daniel had a hand in on the day included: Indian curry, Lebanese Kafta and traditional and contemporary sushi. Food was the focus of the day with dishes from around the world on offer. German waffl es, Swedish rolls, French quiche and mousse and even Kangaroo Bolognese were all on the menu. Bara Barang performed a traditional Welcome to Country and smoking ceremony and entertained with the didgeridoo. Students also entertained with singing, dancing and music. Multicultural activities were also a part of the festivities with henna tattoos, origami and a costume photo booth emerging as some of the students’ favourites. A world map was also on display for all that attended, where they could highlight their ancestral home with pins.

Email, Oct 21, 2016 Sharon Partridge, Kariong Mountains High School