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Suffolk Culinary Arts Students Prepare Thanksgiving Meals for Community

Culinary Arts Thanksgiving

Suffolk County Community College Culinary Arts students assemble holiday meals Wednesday morning at the College's Culinary Arts & Hospitality Center on Main St., Riverhead.

Suffolk County Community College’s Culinary Arts program students prepared about 140 dinners for long-term patients and home-bound seniors of the Dominican Sisters of Hampton Bays in what has become an annual and happy undertaking for the culinary program and its students. This marks the sixth year Suffolk County Community College has happily done the holiday cooking.

About 40 students and faculty chefs from the college’s culinary program prepared the meal whose ingredients were provided by the Dominican Sisters --  a dozen, 20 pound turkeys; 100 pounds of mashed potatoes; 50 pounds of sweet potatoes; 80 pounds of stuffing; 25 pounds of assorted vegetables and 18 each of apple and pumpkin pies. And, of course, gravy – 5 gallons of it!

Local elementary school students from East Quogue Elementary school made box trays for the holiday feasts to be delivered in.