Cooking Up a Celebration


Employees at the May Center for Adult Services in Revere, Mass. know how to throw a celebration!

Quarterly breakfasts and an annual potluck lunch feature a smorgasbord of delectable dishes from across the world — Bangeldesh’s vegetable biryani, Gambia’s fish pie, Russia’s take on paella, Nigeria’s jellof rice, and Jamaica’s curry goat, just to name a few.

It’s a great way to celebrate our diversity and build camaraderie,” said Minto Kamruzzaman, Director of Day Habilitation Services in Revere, and coordinator of these events. “Staff are excited and proud to show off their heritage. Some wear clothing that represents their culture, others teach us which food accompanies a particular meal or how certain foods are eaten. We learn from and about each other all while enjoying these delicious foods.”

Staff at the Day Hab program hail from nearly 20 countries across the globe.

Read more stories from this issue of May's Diversity@Work Newsletter.