Ideas & Inspiration

  • Too busy to cook? Can’t cook?   Organise a team lunch or dinner at a culturally diverse restaurant. From Chinese to Indian, you can choose whatever international food culture the team wants to try! On top of good new food, dining out is a fun way to get together and start conversation about the diversity

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  • If your workplace has a canteen, switch it up!   Ask them to create a selection of international dishes for lunch so that you and your co-workers can try a variety of cultural foods. Alternatively, ask your canteen staff to feature a different national cuisine each day of the week for an even more immersive

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  • Go shopping at an international food grocer and buy some unique delights from other countries to share with your workmates.

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  • Get your team to share some childhood photos and the stories associated with them.

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  • Encourage employees to share their recipes and turn the contributions into a workplace A Taste of Harmony recipe book.

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  • Make a list of all the nationalities in your office (encourage people to look back through their family history if they are unsure), put them all in a hat and have each staff member pull one out. Each person then brings in a dish reflecting their allocated country.

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  • Without identifying it, ask colleagues to describe why their dish is symbolic of their culture. Number each dish and invite everyone to match the dishes with the descriptions.

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  • A Taste of Harmony doesn’t have to be restricted to food. Get creative and carry the theme from your dish through to decorations and turn your staffroom into a worldly display of different cultures.

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  • Organise a cooking demonstration or ‘masterclass’ to kick off your A Taste of Harmony celebrations.

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