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FNU launches 2014 Food Festival

The Fiji National University launched its first International Food Festival at its Namaka Campus in Nadi on Saturday night. The event is part of the university’s ongoing initiative to provide
25 Aug 2014 20:15
FNU launches 2014 Food Festival
Iliesa Vosarogo (left) and Laura Hill.

The Fiji National University launched its first International Food Festival at its Namaka Campus in Nadi on Saturday night.

The event is part of the university’s ongoing initiative to provide strong and meaningful interface between education/training and the real world of commerce.

FNU anticipates holding this event every year for the next eight years with a unique theme each year focusing on important aspects of our culture.

The theme for this year’s food festival is ‘Oceans and Rivers’.

The exhibitors/participants will therefore prepare and display a variety of meals originating from oceans and rivers.

Fiji National University vice chancellor, Dr Ganesh Chand, said the event will enable Fiji to be exposed.

“This event will enable Fiji to get exposure especially in food that the local people of Fiji can provide,” he said.

Promoting local talent

Fiji Airways managing director/chief executive and the newly-appointed chairman of Tourism Fiji, Stefan Pichler, said the idea of hosting such event will really promote local talents and supplies.

FNU launches 2014 Food Festival

FNU launches 2014 Food Festival

Mr Pichler officiated the event as the chief guest.

As the head of our national airline, Mr Pichler said they want to provide something different for guests/passengers.

“We hear Fiji has lovely sandy beaches but nothing on the taste of the local food. This is why I think the event is important to put a mark on a map,” he said.

Mr Pichler said this could only be made possible with the assistance of chefs.

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