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Hospitality Students Put ‘Experience’ to the Test

The School of Hospitality’s second Culinary and Pastry Experience, held Friday in the Thompson Professional Development Center, featured the work of Pennsylvania College of Technology students in five classes – some offering free samples. Students in Principles of Chocolate Works, Classical and Specialty Desserts, Advanced Patisserie Operations, Baking and Pastry Applications for Culinary, and Culinary Competition and Skills Assessment, presented their final projects for the public. Students in Culinary Competition and Skills Assessment faced guest judges, who sampled their food. Judges were Barry Crumlich, executive chef at the Pennsylvania governor’s mansion; Jeremiah Dick, chef/instructor in the State College Area School District; John Hudak, of American Culinary Federation Professional Chefs of Northeastern Pennsylvania and Vanderlyn’s Restaurant; and Penny Shade, ’12, chef/supervisor at Penn State Schuylkill. Students in Advanced Patisserie Operations developed product lines, complete with menus and marketing collateral, for a “trade show.”

– Photos by Jennifer A. Cline, writer/editor-One College Avenue

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