Halloween isn’t just for stuffing your face with candy anymore. The Student Activities Board will host its first ever Halloween Cooking Show tomorrow from 6-7 p.m. in Parents Hall.
“Students always seem to enjoy the cooking shows because they can get a free meal, new ideas of things to make on their own, and we always have giveaways for different competitions,” said first-year pharmacy student Keely Huting, one of the SAB campus impact co-chairs. Huting helped plan this year’s event with the other co-chair, senior Stephanie Merrick.
This year’s show will feature spooky inspired delights, including spooky punch, veggies and dips, a cauldron of chips and dips, caramel apples and mummy dogs. Mummy dogs are pigs-in-a-blanket-like treats. The hotdog is cooked and mummified in bread to form a tasty treat.
Students will also have the opportunity to follow along with a chef and make a surprise spooky treat. Students can make the treat at the show or save the recipe for later. In order to find out what that surprise dish is, students will have to attend the cooking show.
For those who don’t feel like following along, there will be a free buffet filled with plenty of food to fill hungry students’ stomachs.
“We usually plan for enough food to fill about 60 students,” Huting said. “Generally, 50 to 60 students show up for the show.”
There will also be a mini pumpkin decorating contest with different categories such as most creative, spookiest and best overall. Winners of the categories will receive a Starbucks gift card.
This is the third year that SAB has hosted a cooking show series. For each cooking show, SAB comes up with a new theme to keep students involved and interested. The goal of the cooking show is to provide students with a fun, relaxed environment where they can learn something both fun and useful.
SAB will continue the series in November when they will host a show centered around international cuisine.
“They always make great food at the cooking shows,” said first-year health science major Courtney Coleman.
Coleman said she enjoys cooking but finds it difficult to cook while living in the dorms. She said the cooking shows are fun and allow her to try out some new food for free.
“Everyone loves free food, especially if it isn’t from Hubbell,” Coleman said.