Feast of San Gennaro is a welcome event on campus

"Mangiare!"

Mangiare! Or “eat up.” Those were the instructions given by the chefs and students in the Culinary Arts program. Since they could not get to the Italian San Gennaro festival in Little Italy, the festival came to the campus

Students in the program spent time making pepperoni rolls, meatball parmigiana, zeppola, assorted cookies and cannoli. All the classes on campus were then invited in to enjoy the delicacies as Italian music wafted through the air.

Every item available was sold for $1each. It did not take long before most of the food was gone.

Arai Nunez, a senior at New Rochelle High School, said she helped make the cookies and the zeppola. She has plans to become a pastry chef after graduation and this special project was perfect for the aspiring baker.

“The zeppola are absolutely one of my favorites,” she said.

John Bobolakis, a senior at Tuckahoe High School, was busy serving pepperoni rolls.

“I’ve always had a passion for the culinary arts and hospitality,” John said. “I like to make people happy with food.”

The smiles on the students’ faces after enjoying the impromptu feast showed they were enjoying the delicacies.

“It’s exciting having a big crowd,” John said as the conference room filled as class after class came in to participate.

Students and staff enjoy some Italian treats