Skip to main content

Food Show Winners, Fundraising Results Announced

Food Show photo gallery

This chocolate creation of Allyson J. Roan, of Pennsylvania Furnace, won the Chef Eugene Mattucci Best of Show Award.Pennsylvania College of Technology students raised more than $1,600 for Greater Lycoming Habitat for Humanity during the annual “House for a Home” chocolate house auction Dec. 5. The event was held during the college’s Food Show, which showcases final projects of students from several School of Hospitality classes.

Fourteen chocolate houses made by students enrolled in Principles of Chocolate Works were offered for silent auction. Students also created a variety of holiday cakes, cookie trays, candy boxes and gingerbread houses, which were sold in a live auction by Scott Younkin, of Linden, who volunteers his time for the charity event.

Food Show projects were judged by chefs Paul Burkholder, corporate chef of Furmano Foods; Elizabeth Long-Furia, owner, and Dennis Eckrote, executive chef, of Elizabeth’s: An American Bistro; and Samuel A. Morgante, executive chef, Penn College Food Services.

For her chocolate house, Allyson J. Roan, of Pennsylvania Furnace, won the Chef Eugene Mattucci Best of Show Award, named in honor of the late chef, who owned Mattucci’s Willow in Mount Carmel and was a longtime School of Hospitality Advisory Committee member and Food Show judge.

Other winners were also announced:

Advanced Garde MangerFirst place: Jeffrey S. Byron, of Milford, Conn., and Dominic A. Luppino, of Pottsville; second place: Stephanie M. Davis, of Ford City, and Christopher J. Harris, of Bloomsburg; third place: Aaron D. Hileman, of Altoona; honorable mention: Chris W. Stokoe, of Hatfield, and Brittany E. Davis, of Williamsport.

Allyson J. Roan. a multiple award-winner at this year's School of Hospitality Food Show.Artistic Buffet DecorationFirst place: Stephanie M. Davis, of Ford City, and Alicia J. Neubert, of Great Meadows, N.J. (ice sculpture); second place: Warren B. Christman, of Blandon (tallow sculpture); third place: Nicole Marie Iannarino (salt-dough sculpture); honorable mention: Noah C. Bech, of Philadelphia (two mentions: tallow sculpture and bread-dough sculpture).

Cakes and Decorations First place: Samantha A. James, of Alexandria; second place: Jaimie S. Burns, of Roaring Spring; third place: Noah C. Bech, of Philadelphia; honorable mention: Andrea M. Hamilton, of Shunk.

Classical and Specialty Dessert Presentation First place: Allyson J. Roan, of Pennsylvania Furnace; second place: Erin E. Brown, of Lock Haven; third place: Ashley M. Wolfe, of South Williamsport; honorable mention: Akacia Klick, of Kingston.

Classical Cuisines of the World First place: Annie M. Kinney, of Milton; second place: Brian Michael Toomey, of Danville; third place: Meagan S. Morris, of Herndon, Va.; honorable mention: Amanda M. Shughart, of Mechanicsburg.

Principles of Chocolate Works First place (and Best of Show): Allyson J. Roan, of Pennsylvania Furnace; second place: Derek J. Long, of Mifflinburg, and Ashley M. Wolfe, of South Williamsport; third place: Akacia Klick, of Kingston; honorable mention: Kathleen E. Mills, of Lewisburg.

Sugar Art First place: Callie L. Chalmers, of Galeton; second place: Cheryl D. Martin, of South Williamsport; third place: Amanda N. Schlott, of Laureldale; honorable mention: Jennifer L. Miller, of Lititz.

To learn more about Penn College, visit online , e-mail or call toll-free (800) 367-9222.

Related Stories

Baking, Pastry & Culinary Arts

Two retired longtime faculty earn ‘emeritus’ designation

Read more
Chef, consultant and TV personality Brian Duffy (center) headlines Bacon Fest with assistance from culinary arts technology students Palin J. Hurst (left) and Charlie Suchanec.
Baking, Pastry & Culinary Arts

Students join ‘swine and dine’ fun at brewery’s BaconFest

Read more
Recently awarded $5,000 scholarships from the Pennsylvania Landscape and Nursery Association Foundation are (from left) Pennsylvania College of Technology students Nick Bianchi, of Archbald; Rebecca Cornish, of Lewisburg; and Erick V. Kennedy, of Williamsport. (Photo by Carl J. Bower Jr.)
Business & Hospitality Management

Green industry group honors three Penn College students

Read more