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‘Hospitality Day’ Satisfies High Schoolers’ Hunger for Career Ideas


High school students gather around to watch baking and pastry arts students form roses from rolled chocolate.
High school students gather around to watch baking and pastry arts students form roses from rolled chocolate.
Students from the college’s Cakes and Decorations course displayed their Penn College Centennial-themed cakes. This honorable mention cake was decorated by Marissa R. Dimoff, of Mount Union.
Students from the college’s Cakes and Decorations course displayed their Penn College Centennial-themed cakes. This honorable mention cake was decorated by Marissa R. Dimoff, of Mount Union.
Students in the Advanced Patisserie Operations displayed a decorative table filled with their advanced bread samples.
Students in the Advanced Patisserie Operations displayed a decorative table filled with their advanced bread samples.
Culinary arts and systems student Brianna R. Helmick, of Hershey, prepares a chicken stir fry for visitors.
Culinary arts and systems student Brianna R. Helmick, of Hershey, prepares a chicken stir fry for visitors.

The School of Business & Hospitality hosted 300 high school students on campus Friday for “Hospitality Day.” The students attended a demonstration by Chef Charles R. Niedermyer, instructor of baking and pastry arts/culinary arts, in the Klump Academic Center Auditorium, toured hospitality facilities, a residence hall and other parts of campus, and visited the Thompson Professional Development Center, where Penn College students and faculty provided demonstrations and samples.

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