Suffolk culinary students are readying Thanksgiving dinners for those in need

A scene from last year.

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Suffolk County Community College’s Culinary Arts program students will prepare about 125 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 eighth year Suffolk County Community College has happily done the holiday cooking.

The dinner preparation will take place on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 beginning at 8 a.m. at the Suffolk County Community College Culinary Arts & Hospitality Center, 20 Main St., Riverhead, NY 11901. Cooking and packaging the meals will run through at approximately 11 a.m.

About 30 students and faculty chefs from the college’s culinary program will prepare the meal whose ingredients were provided by the Dominican Sisters —  more than 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 – more than 5 gallons of it!

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