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Sail away on Duke’s culinary cruise

See the fun, flavors and spectacle of Duke Dining turning a dining venue into a virtual cruise across the world’s oceans, with stops at flavorful ports…and even a ride on a shark.

For 1,200 dinner guests at Duke’s annual customer appreciation dinner, the culinary cruise to the Caribbean, Southeast Asia, Italy, Hawaii and South America began with receiving a floral lei at the entrance of The Marketplace on East Campus. “Cruise captains,” aka dining staff, directed “passengers” into the festivities inside. Check out the highlights of this elaborately done voyage that Executive Chef Mark Turner calls “the biggest party of the year.”

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