Skip to main content
Main Penn College Website

Chef’s Guiding Hand Helps Students Turn Confection to Perfection


Culinary arts technology students Sarah Anne E. Haines (left) and Maria K. Maneval take part in decorating sweets
Culinary arts technology students Sarah Anne E. Haines (left) and Maria K. Maneval take part in decorating sweets
From simple Tootsie Roll to edible artwork
From simple Tootsie Roll to edible artwork
Plastics and polymer engineering technology student Ryan K. Jackson follows the instruction of Chef Sue Mayer.
Plastics and polymer engineering technology student Ryan K. Jackson follows the instruction of Chef Sue Mayer.
The photogenic final product
The photogenic final product

The Hospitality Living-Learning Community gathered in Dauphin Hall on Monday night with its faculty mentor, Chef Sue Mayer, to make Valentine’s Day

treats. Under the direction of Mayer and the community’s Resident Assistant, hospitality management student Eileen N. Harrington, about 10 students learned to make Tootsie Roll roses and decorated cupcakes and sugar cookies. The Residence Life Office offers a number of living-learning communities on campus that bring out-of-class opportunities to students enrolled in the same academic majors.
Photos by Brian D. Walton, coordinator of academic operations for the School of Business & Hospitality

Related Stories

Baking, Pastry & Culinary Arts
Faculty member authors instructional article for confectioners
Read more
A wedding cake by baking and pastry arts student Lindsey E. Miller, of Macungie, was awarded first place in Pennsylvania College of Technology's annual wedding cake competition. Baking, Pastry & Culinary Arts
Penn College announces cake competition winners
Read more
Resourcefulness and flexibility became the theme of a summer culinary internship for Penn College student Janelle R. Becker, of Fort Loudon, due to changes in the restaurant industry associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Baking, Pastry & Culinary Arts
Summer restaurant internship develops skills, flexibility
Read more