Welcome to the house that Fred built, a.k.a. Gingerbread University in Riverhead. Fred Terry is a former college professor who tought culinary classes at Nassau Community College, where he began sponsoring student-run gingerbread decorating workshops for the community. Since then, the "University" has grown to a full-blown business.
In addition to operating as a sweets shop, GU offers instruction, parties, and special events, all centered around the art of baking and decorating gingerbread. We particularly love the gingerbread house parties. For $45 per person, you and nine-or-more of your friends and family get a professionally trained "GingerElf" to help you build your own creation. The package includes the gingerbread house, candy, icing, pizza, refreshments, cupcakes, and invitations.
Additionally, keep an eye out for special events like the wine, cheese, & gingerbread night hosted at the North Fork Tasting Room just next door.
Visit the U online or call them at 631-727-7309 for more information.