Every year a group of dedicated volunteers organizes our International Food Fair. Unique dishes from all over the world are prepared and sold during this yearly festival. Different booths, representing various nationalities compete in who will sell most of their delicious food. Volunteer teams come up with fantastic menus, cook incredible dishes, and serve excellent food. There is a yearly raffle with great prizes, and there is entertainment for the kids. All the money raised goes directly to charity projects all over the world.
Food Fair’s History
We hold our International Food Fair each year on the third Saturday in November. It started back in the mid-60s with a very humble beginning of two tables selling toys and cakes. In 1968 we joined forces with the French community in the Edith Stein College in The Hague. After several years the French decided to have their own Food Fair. In the late 70s the Food Fair moved to the Aloysius College and remained until 2002. The College was undergoing renovations and as our volunteers increased in numbers and reativity, it was time to move on. We were made very welcome at the François Vatelschool in Mariahoeve , our current venue. The Food Fair is a wonderful community event and brings people of all nationalities together, serving delicious food and giving their time, knowing that money raised goes to support projects of the poor and needy throughout the world, including The Netherlands. There is entertainment during the day. Sinterklaas pays a visit in the afternoon. The International Food Fair is a living example of ‘The colours of a Rembrandt’ by way of over 50 wonderful years of mixing food, fun, volunteers and outreach.