A Taste of Gratitude: Appreciating the SCA International Food Festival 

Many would call the International Food Festival the highlight of the year, and all would agree it’s the most delicious! This highly anticipated event is entirely run by our SCA (School Community Association) and parent volunteers and truly exemplifies the diversity of the ISP community (over 60 nationalities) and the commitment of our incredible SCA.  From the beautifully decorated displays to the table of traditional delicacies, the event is a culinary and cultural journey around the world.

But beyond the mouth-watering mains and tantalizing treats, what stands out is the incredible dedication and efforts of our SCA parent community, which organizes this long-standing ISP tradition.

To the SCA Board, and especially the coordinator of this year’s International Food Fesitval and President of the Board, Yolande Neervoort, we express our heartfelt gratitude to you! Thank you for putting in countless hours to coordinate this exceptional event. 

Many other people are involved in making this event a success, and all are deserving of our acknowledgement and thanks, including:

Dale Ethridge (Upper & Middle School Music Teacher), Joshua Stewart (Theatre Manager) and all musicians, thank you for your time, effort, and outstanding performances at the International Food Festival. Undoubtedly, along with the food itself, you were all the highlight of the day.

Jeff Penn (Economics and Business Management Teacher), and STUCO student volunteers, the kids’ activities were a lot of fun and kept the kids entertained and helped the parents enjoy their time a little bit more. Thank you!

Country table leaders and all who helped to cook, bake, prepare and sell, thank you for donating the delicious food and drinks and setting up and running the beautiful tables. We were blown away by your dedication, your smiles and the delicious food. We appreciate all your work and effort to make this event as great as it was!

A thank you to the volunteers who helped to prep, sell coupons, hand out plates or serve drinks and ice creams, and just help to make it all come together!

A big shout out to our sponsors of the event: Unetice Brewery for their delicious beer and Coca-Cola for sponsoring all water, juices and soft drinks! Thank you for being part of this community event.

The 2023 International Food Festival marked an incredible year of building community and celebrating the diversity of cultures that makes ISP unique.  We are already looking forward to the next one!