The Taste of La Lumiere, one of the school's most beloved traditions, began in 1992 when a group of international students, all members of an international club sponsored by the French teacher Mariam Nasidi, found themselves longing for culinary treats from their respective countries. 

In March of that year, a crew of 8 students, some dressed in native costumes, shared their culinary talents with the boarding students and a few members of the faculty.  The tradition has continued ever since with students serving as many as 600 guests. Last year the menu included more than 100 dishes from over 35 countries.


join us for the 27th annual taste of la lumiere


Friday, April 6, 2018  |  Marsch Gymnasium  |  Doors open at 7:00 pm



In order to help the school manage the costs associated with the event, all attendees of the Taste of La Lumiere will need to have tickets, which are available below. However, if a family provides their own ingredients and cooks a dish, the family will receive two complimentary tickets to the event. All current students will be able to enjoy the Taste of La Lumiere at no cost.

To make a donation and reserve tickets, click the links for PayPal below.
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Single Ticket ($20.00)

Family Ticket ($60.00)

Senior Citizen ($15.00)

If you would like to reserve a ticket for a child under 10 years old, we would appreciate a donation in an amount of your choice.

If you are unable to attend the event but would like to make a supportive donation, or if you would like to donate in addition to your ticket purchase, please click the button below.


All students are encouraged to prepare a dish with their family or in groups with other students. We encourage families to prepare a dish that represents their heritage. 
In order to prepare for the event, we require all those who intend to cook to submit a recipe form. Recipe forms for the 2018 Taste of La Lumiere are due by February 23, 2018.

To submit a recipe for a dish you are going to cook, click the button below.