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Spooky Halloween Food Attracts Students

By Hailey Bishop, Currier Times Correspondent////

A spooky Halloween feast greeted students recently as the campus celebrated Halloween. Photo by Hailey Bishop

Halloween is the fall event that ushers in the holiday season, and it seems like the semester goes at warp speed after the 31st. Here at Curry, this celebration took center stage at the college’s Student Center, showcasing some of the culinary department’s best work for the holiday season. The Currier Times recently spoke to Chris Alger, Director of Dining Services for Sodexo at Curry, to hear his perspective on the event.

Question and Answer:

Chris Alger:

Food to me means more to me than just nourishment. It is about community and experience. Halloween has always been about creating a fun experience utilizing both food and atmosphere whereas Thanksgiving is all about the Food and the people we share it with! Our December Holiday Special is about family, culture and traditions. During this time we focus on the different cultures within our community. I believe my love of food stems from my Italian family roots. I love to sit around the table and experience the nostalgia of family and community sharing stories and great food”.

Currier Times:

What was the inspiration behind the theme for the Haunting at the Stu Event?

Chris Alger:

Halloween has always been about creating a fun experience utilizing both food and atmosphere, giving the community a chance to enjoy something different.

Currier Times:

How do you believe this year’s holiday is different from any other & why?

Chris Alger:

Every year we try to build upon the previous. We love to make it fun and have a good time with it – this is so much going on in the world and all our students can use this whimsical distraction.

Currier Times:

For the menu, how did the dining staff decide on dishes for this year’s event?

Chris Alger:

We like to take students’ favorites and put a fun Halloween twist. For example we had Roast Beef and we called Roast Beast, Otto had Buffalo wings and we called them Bat Wings and as always our inhouse baker has a good time creating scary fun desserts – there is always something for everyone.

Currier Times:


What would you say is your favorite part of the holiday in your opinion?

Chris Alger:

Halloween has always been about creating a fun experience utilizing both food and atmosphere – the best part has always been the Students response / experience.

Currier Times:

What were you hoping for within Halloween this year?

Chris Alger:

To give the community a chance to enjoy something different and have a few laughs – given the response of the students I feel it was a great success.

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