It will be “All Treats, No Tricks” at the dining commons on Halloween when Dining Services treats 17,000 students and guests to live lobster from Maine, New York strip steak, pumpkin bisque, smoked chile scalloped sweet potatoes, baked macaroni and cheese, green bean casserole and locally grown vegetables.
Billed as the largest Halloween Party on campus, this will be the 13th time Dining Services has dished up the culinary extravaganza. Auxiliary Enterprises director Ken Toong expects to serve 16,000 pounds of lobster, 5,000 New York strip steaks, 4,000 pieces of chicken and 175 gallons of squash bisque – with everything to be served in a small plate, big flavor manner.
During mealtime from 5-9 p.m., students can participate in pumpkin painting, table magic and costume contests. There will also be live DJs, horror films and fortune-tellers to entertain students and guests.
“The Halloween Special is one of the most anticipated and popular events on campus,” said Toong. “Students love to dress up for the event. It will be a great way for Dining Services to thank our students for their support and to celebrate the 150thyear of this great university. We encourage students to stay on campus to celebrate.”
Sponsored by UMass Dining Services, the event is open to the public for $15; free to students on the meal plan.