The Culinary Club of Trinity College organised their first food festival on the 29th of November 2018 in the College quadrangle from 1:30 p.m. onwards.
An annual food festival is an important event of the Culinary Club as it provides an opportunity to exhibit and enjoy a variety of food. Therefore, it was decided that the Christmas season would be an ideal time to hold this event in the form of a Christmas Fiesta, selling and exhibiting various types of Christmas delights prepared during Christmas celebrations in Sri Lanka.
The club educated its members on various types of Christmas dishes, decorations and other related activities throughout the month of November, giving them an insight to Christmas festivities.
Objectives of the Event
- Expose students to a range of Christmas delights prepared in Sri Lanka during Christmas time.
- Educate students on the preparation, packaging, garnishing and presentation of Christmas food.
- Develop organizational and advertising skills related to food festivals.
- Collect funds to purchase cooking utensils and equipment for the club.
- Teach members take cost effective decisions.
- Encourage students to care about less fortunate people by donating 25% of the profits to social service societies of the school.
- Identify culinary skills and to encourage culinary activities of students and teachers, and appreciate their participation and special culinary performances by awarding certificates.
- Bring about the joyful festive atmosphere of Christmas time.
The fiesta lasted for two hours on a sunny Thursday afternoon with tables of Christmas food arranged along the Napier House corridor facing the quadrangle.
The ever enthusiastic school boys rushed into the area to purchase and to enjoy a variety of Christmas delights prepared by their school mates and teachers. The students enjoyed their fiesta with the music played by the Media Unit of Trinity College. The Trinity College Library and Creative Learning Centre provided valuable information about food, recipes, cookery books and information related to Christmas.
A Christmas table was laid with samples of food items made by students and teachers for the inspection of a panel of judges consisting of well-wishers from the academic and the management staff who selected the winning Christmas delicacies. Almost all the members were able to earn a minimum profit of Rs 500/- at the sale.
The Culinary club extends its gratitude to the Principal, Vice Principal, Director of Co-curricular activities, teachers and all the well-wishers for the support and guidance given to make the food festival a success. A special mention should also be made of the students who supported the Culinary Club by purchasing a ticket to enter the fiesta premises.