Students’ Eye-Catching Creations Again Showcased at Food Show

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.

First-place winner in Cakes and Decorations.

Advanced Patisserie Operations students Jessica C. Dabback and Nadeia Stokes present their product lines with smiles.

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 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.

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.

First-place winner in the Classical and Specialty Dessert Presentation course.

A holiday-themed tart

A holiday-themed tart

A collection of Williamsport-area landmarks

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.

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

Williamsport’s Cinema Center, by Danica C. Mazzotta

Student Cameron J. Stewart’s First National Bank

Student Cameron J. Stewart’s First National Bank

“A cup of cake” receives third place in Classical and Specialty Dessert Presentation.

“A cup of cake” receives third place in Classical and Specialty Dessert Presentation.

A work of art on a plate.

A work of art on a plate.

A festive dessert receives second place.

A festive dessert receives second place.

A mouthwatering presentation of white chocolate parfait with blackberries.

A mouthwatering presentation of white chocolate parfait with blackberries.

Honorable mention in the Classical and Specialty Dessert Presentation course

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

“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.

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.

Tempting hors d’oeuvres take third place in Advanced Garde Manger.

Garfield receives an honorable mention.

Garfield receives an honorable mention.

The second-place winner in Artistic Buffet Decoration

The second-place winner in Artistic Buffet Decoration

A fire-breathing dragon, made of tallow, is part of the show.

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 sculpture fit for a Flyers fan takes first place.

A tallow fish sculpture took third place in Artistic Buffet Decoration.

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.

Tied in edible bows, a holiday-appropriate red and green cake takes third place.

A whimsical addition to the show.

A whimsical addition to the show.

A variety of decorating techniques deck out a sunny two-tiered cake.

A variety of decorating techniques deck out a sunny two-tiered cake.

Cakes conjure thoughts of spring.

Cakes conjure thoughts of spring.

A brightly hued creation received honorable mention.

A brightly hued creation received honorable mention.

Earning Best of Show was a twinkling snowflake cake by Carrie A. Williams, of State College.

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.

Students in the Cakes and Decorations course submitted their final projects to the show.

Delicate blush tones adorn a cake.

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.

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

A Victorian home, by Cody J. Baum, of Reading

The James V. Brown Library, crafted by Mary Ellen Cerra, of Stroudsburg

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.

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 Christmas home, by Nadeia Stokes, of Williamsport

A Habitat for Humanity home, crafted by Krista M. Fields, of Reading

A Habitat for Humanity home, crafted by Krista M. Fields, of Reading

The Genetti Hotel, by Shannon L. Barr, of Williamsport.

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.

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.

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.

A chocolate Wegmans, crafted by Abby Wasiakowski, of Mountain Top, received honorable mention.

Comments – One Comment

Absolutely beautiful!

Posted by Stephanie Dimon at December 11, 2012 at 3:38 pm

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