Early December is an exciting time for students and faculty here at Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU). For the culinary department, however, the transition from November to December marks the arrival of their annual trip to New York City.
On Friday, Dec.2, 40 students embarked on an unforgettable journey to one of the most famous cities in the country.
The trip, which was sponsored by the Culinary Student Association (CSA), was open to all students. Faculty from the culinary department served as both chaperones and tour guides.
CSA Co-President, Jason Sederquist, served one of the main organizers of the trip. He has traveled to New York several times and he looks forward to the trip every year. “One thing that I always look forward to is showing people around and giving them the opportunity to experience what I know,” said Sederquist.
When the group arrived on Friday night, the students were given the opportunity to explore the city.
The following morning, the students split into three groups, with one faculty member that led each group on an expedition to some of the most famous foodie destinations in the city. Stops included Chelsea Market, Dominique Ansel Bakery (the birthplace of the cronut, a croissant-doughnut hybrid), and the Union Square Farmers Market.
The students had the remainder of the evening to themselves. One of the most popular destinations was Eataly, an Italian food-lovers fantasy housing an upscale pizzeria, deli, gelato shop, and specialty foods store.
Another popular attraction was the incredibly moving 9/11 memorial.
On the final day, the group converged and visited a variety of must-visit eateries in New York. Doughnut Plant, an artisanal doughnut shop known for its imaginative flavors, was a standout among both students and faculty.
The final stop on the trip was at the world-famous Katz’s Delicatessen, a New York-institution known for massive pastrami sandwiches.
Everyone from first-time visitors to New York-natives attended the trip, yet there was truly something for everyone.
Traveling to the city that never sleeps provided students with a much needed break from the stress of upcoming finals, as well as an opportunity to bond with peers and experience New York City in a whole new way

Nicholas VonSchantz-Ricci
Nick is a sophomore majoring in Culinary Management. He loves to cook and he also has in interest in U.S. History and Humanities. He primarily writes news articles, as well as restaurant profiles. In addition to serving as Junior Copy Editor for the Penmen Press, he is the Publicist for SNHU's Culinary Student Association and a member of the Signature Leadership Program.

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