Students in Pennsylvania College of Technology’s School of Hospitality served up another year-end display of fanciful final projects during the 2012 Food Show in the Thompson Professional Development Center’s Mountain Laurel Room – including local landmarks constructed of chocolate, auctioned to benefit Habitat for Humanity.
– Photos by Jennifer A. Cline, writer/editor-One College Avenue
First-place winner in Cakes and Decorations.
Advanced Patisserie Operations students Jessica C. Dabback and Nadeia Stokes present their product lines with smiles.
A trade show by students in Advanced Patisserie Operations features samples and merchandising items.
A representation of the Thomas T. Taber museum, by Lisa M. Hojnacki, earned the nod for first place among chocolate houses.
First-place winner in the Classical and Specialty Dessert Presentation course.
A holiday-themed tart
A collection of Williamsport-area landmarks
Baking and pastry arts students unload cookie and cupcake trays for a live auction to benefit Habitat for Humanity. Each year, auctioneer Scott Younkin volunteers his services for the event.
Williamsport’s Cinema Center, by Danica C. Mazzotta
Student Cameron J. Stewart’s First National Bank
“A cup of cake” receives third place in Classical and Specialty Dessert Presentation.
A work of art on a plate.
A festive dessert receives second place.
A mouthwatering presentation of white chocolate parfait with blackberries.
Honorable mention in the Classical and Specialty Dessert Presentation course
A chocolate-artist’s rendering of the planned YMCA facility, by Rebecca J. Boyer, of Northumberland
More tantalizing hors d’oeuvres make up the honorable mention entry from the Advanced Garde Manger course.
Gazpacho with shrimp shooters highlight the second-place hors d’oeuvre platter.
The second-place finisher in Classical Cuisines of the World is awarded to a plate of chicken braised in red wine.
First place in Classical Cuisines of the World goes to a plate of seared beef tournedos with tomato poblano salsa.
Stuffed roast sirloin of veal takes third place in Classical Cuisines of the World.
“Rabbit two ways” receives honorable mention in Classical Cuisines of the World.
Wild-rice salad in endive cups are among the selections on the first-place Advanced Garde Manger entry.
Tempting hors d’oeuvres take third place in Advanced Garde Manger.
Garfield receives an honorable mention.
The second-place winner in Artistic Buffet Decoration
A fire-breathing dragon, made of tallow, is part of the show.
A tallow sculpture fit for a Flyers fan takes first place.
A tallow fish sculpture took third place in Artistic Buffet Decoration.
Tied in edible bows, a holiday-appropriate red and green cake takes third place.
A whimsical addition to the show.
A variety of decorating techniques deck out a sunny two-tiered cake.
Cakes conjure thoughts of spring.
A brightly hued creation received honorable mention.
Earning Best of Show was a twinkling snowflake cake by Carrie A. Williams, of State College.
Students in the Cakes and Decorations course submitted their final projects to the show.
Delicate blush tones adorn a cake.
The Schneebeli Earth Science Center, complete with a greenhouse growing lettuce and tomatoes (to resemble the college’s community garden) out back.
A Victorian home, by Cody J. Baum, of Reading
The James V. Brown Library, crafted by Mary Ellen Cerra, of Stroudsburg
The familiar Roger and Peggy Madigan Library, by Alisha M. Miley, of State College, took second place.
A Christmas home, by Nadeia Stokes, of Williamsport
A Habitat for Humanity home, crafted by Krista M. Fields, of Reading
The Genetti Hotel, by Shannon L. Barr, of Williamsport.
Susquehanna Health’s Williamsport Regional Medical Center, created by Hillary L. Dyson, of Great Mills, Md., received third-place honors.
The Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum, made by Lauren C. Rich, of Albrightsville.
A chocolate Wegmans, crafted by Abby Wasiakowski, of Mountain Top, received honorable mention.