The Intergalactic Food Festival Cooks Up Some Fun

SEASIDE HEIGHTS – Greetings, earthlings! Come try some “out of this world” food, to be served up on April 7 at the Seaside Heights Community Center.

The USS Challenger, a chapter of Starfleet: The International Star Trek Fan Association, will be hosting an Intergalactic Food Festival from 1-4 p.m. on April 7 where anyone is welcome to come and dig in to some unique, intergalactic treats.

This event is free but attendees are encouraged to bring a nonperishable food item as a donation. The canned food items will be donated to an Ocean County food pantry.

Those who wish to participate are encouraged, but not required, to bring a covered dish that would feed 6-8 people, or bring a beverage. All the food provided will be given fun, intergalactic inspired names. This is a family event so no alcohol will be permitted!

The Intergalactic Food Festival is also an open house for the USS Challenger. Learn all about this 30-year old organization and meet members from Ocean and Monmouth Counties, some of which will be wearing uniforms as seen in the Star Trek films and TV series.

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“This event serves as an introduction to fans of our club and celebrates the coming of spring. It allows for people to get to know each other and enjoy some great food,” said Chapter Chairman Bob Vosseller. “We’ve had a wide variety of entries and desserts over the years that have been very creative. Fish sticks and custard were presented from Doctor Who, we’ve had Klingon Gahk which was actually chicken sticks and we’ve had all manner of desserts made up of gummy worms.”

Vosseller noted that the food must be edible and should be accompanied by a recipe card that lists what the food item is.

For more information, visit usschallenger.org.