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Campers Find Refuge in ‘Cool’-inary Kitchen

Fred Becker, dean of hospitality, talks with Camp ESCAPE youngsters.
Fred Becker, dean of hospitality, talks with Camp ESCAPE youngsters.
A delicious demo
A delicious demo
A cool treat on a steamy afternoon
A cool treat on a steamy afternoon

Camp ESCAPE braved Wednesday’s heat and made the walk from the Field House to the Keystone Dining Room, where they were met by Fred Becker, Penn College’s dean of hospitality.  Remembering how much they enjoyed the tour last year, returning campers were even more excited when they learned they’d be treated to a cooking demonstration and a sample of the delectable dessert. Katelyn E. Paulhamus, a culinary arts and systems major from Montoursville, made Bananas Foster over ice cream. Campers sat in anticipation as the aroma of bananas, orange juice and brown sugar filled the kitchen. When the treats were handed out, smiles and silence fell across the room while the campers ate the creamy concoction.  Becker then gave the campers a tour of the kitchens, as well as Le Jeune Chef Restaurant.  The coolest part of the tour – literally – was when the campers piled into the huge walk-in refrigerator. “A big ‘Thank you’ to Mr. Becker and the rest of the culinary arts program for allowing Camp ESCAPE to come tour the facility,” said intramural assistant Jeremy R. Bottorf, who provided the photos.

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