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Splendid array of student projects seen during ‘Hospitality Visit Day’


Students in several hospitality courses showed off final projects to visitors from six high schools, who visited campus April 26 for Hospitality Visit Day. During a session in the Klump Academic Center Auditorium, Amaris T. Smith, of Williamsport, and Nolan S. Lester, of Perkiomenville, presented their senior projects before the high schoolers headed for tours of campus and a visit to the Thompson Professional Development Center for the Grand Pastry Buffet, a capstone project for students completing their degrees in baking and pastry arts. In addition to viewing and tasting the work of baking and pastry arts students, the visitors tasted nonalcoholic mixed drinks prepared by students in the Hospitality Beverage Management Service and Controls class, voting on their favorite. As high schoolers toured the rest of campus, they took in final projects of students in the Cakes and Decorations and Cake Decorating II courses, on display in the Madigan Library.

– Photos by Jennifer A. Cline, writer/magazine editor;
Chef Craig A. Cian, associate professor of hospitality management; and Brian D. Walton, assistant dean of business and hospitality

Lester presents his senior project, examining student uniform preferences.
Lester presents his senior project, examining student uniform preferences.

Entries in “Cupcake Wars” include “Orange Blast” cupcakes by Kobi A. Shannon, of Lewistown; strawberry shortcake cupcakes by Keowa A. Clemens, of York; “Starry Night” cupcakes by Kyra R. Wolfhope, of Aaronsburg; Baked Alaska cupcakes by Autumn G. McCrum, of Kenesaw, Ga.; and gluten-free, dairy-free sweetened blueberry and lemon cupcakes by Jace A. Crowl, of Landenberg.
Entries in “Cupcake Wars” include “Orange Blast” cupcakes by Kobi A. Shannon, of Lewistown; strawberry shortcake cupcakes by Keowa A. Clemens, of York; “Starry Night” cupcakes by Kyra R. Wolfhope, of Aaronsburg; Baked Alaska cupcakes by Autumn G. McCrum, of Kenesaw, Ga.; and gluten-free, dairy-free sweetened blueberry and lemon cupcakes by Jace A. Crowl, of Landenberg.

Kristian M. Saunders, of Gillett, offers an appealing selection of treats.
Kristian M. Saunders, of Gillett, offers an appealing selection of treats.

Required to incorporate “spring,” Patrick E. Hufnagle’s cake brings to mind April showers and May flowers. Hufnagle is from Antes Fort.
Required to incorporate “spring,” Patrick E. Hufnagle’s cake brings to mind April showers and May flowers. Hufnagle is from Antes Fort.

Gloria F. Boronow, of Denver, Pa., talks with students from Mifflin County Academy of Science and Technology.
Gloria F. Boronow, of Denver, Pa., talks with students from Mifflin County Academy of Science and Technology.

As part of a “Cupcake Wars” finale in the Cakes and Decorations course, Annika I. Turner, of Lewisburg, presents white chocolate raspberry cupcakes.
As part of a “Cupcake Wars” finale in the Cakes and Decorations course, Annika I. Turner, of Lewisburg, presents white chocolate raspberry cupcakes.

A group learns more about students’ final assignment in Cakes and Decorations from Chef Craig A. Cian, associate professor of hospitality management/culinary arts.
A group learns more about students’ final assignment in Cakes and Decorations from Chef Craig A. Cian, associate professor of hospitality management/culinary arts.

Sadie C. Bower’s rustic cake; Bower is from Lewisberry.
Sadie C. Bower’s rustic cake; Bower is from Lewisberry.

Shannon serves “Coral Blue No. 4,” a pineapple fennel mocktail.
Shannon serves “Coral Blue No. 4,” a pineapple fennel mocktail.

Orange mimosa cupcakes by Katelyn M. Shappell, of Orwigsburg.
Orange mimosa cupcakes by Katelyn M. Shappell, of Orwigsburg.

Family record the moment as Ashley L. Yancey, of Abington, describes the delicacies she has prepared.
Family record the moment as Ashley L. Yancey, of Abington, describes the delicacies she has prepared.

An icon of spring escapes underground on a cake by Ashley L. Geist, of Huntingdon.
An icon of spring escapes underground on a cake by Ashley L. Geist, of Huntingdon.

Rachael E. Berg, of Newark, Del., adds pesto and mozzarella Italian bread to her capstone display.
Rachael E. Berg, of Newark, Del., adds pesto and mozzarella Italian bread to her capstone display.

A sea otter rides the waves on a chocolate sculpture by Cyril L. Hunter, of Hughesville.
A sea otter rides the waves on a chocolate sculpture by Cyril L. Hunter, of Hughesville.

Yancey’s deconstructed lemon meringue pie
Yancey’s deconstructed lemon meringue pie

Spring flowers and sunny skies decorate Shannon's cake.
Spring flowers and sunny skies decorate Shannon’s cake.

Presenting their sage lemonade mocktail are (from left) Ricky J. Frankhouser, of Williamsport, Janelle R. Becker, of Fort Loudon, and Allison D. Harlan, of Williamsport.
Presenting their sage lemonade mocktail are (from left) Ricky J. Frankhouser, of Williamsport, Janelle R. Becker, of Fort Loudon, and Allison D. Harlan, of Williamsport.

A cake by Sabrina R. McClintock, of Mechanicsburg.
A cake by Sabrina R. McClintock, of Mechanicsburg.

Boronow’s blueberry white chocolate mousse and mango macarons invoke ocean waves and pearl-bearing oysters.
Boronow’s blueberry white chocolate mousse and mango macarons invoke ocean waves and pearl-bearing oysters.

Ladybugs and fruit blossoms adorn a cake by Katelyn M. Shappell, of Orwigsburg.
Ladybugs and fruit blossoms adorn a cake by Katelyn M. Shappell, of Orwigsburg.

A spring-inspired cake from Ashley L. Hoffer, of Manheim
A spring-inspired cake from Ashley L. Hoffer, of Manheim

Among the offerings by Danielle R. Wesneski: “three sisters” cookies, chocolate panna cotta and chocolate coconut marshmallows.
Among the offerings by Danielle R. Wesneski: “three sisters” cookies, chocolate panna cotta and chocolate coconut marshmallows.

An orange chiffon cake by Berg
An orange chiffon cake by Berg

Cupcake Wars entries: Top (from left): S’mores cupcakes by Geist; lemon and raspberry cupcakes by Hufnagle; and orange mimosa cupcakes by Shappell. Bottom, from left: Raspberry sunshine cupcakes by Hoffer; white chocolate raspberry cupcakes by Turner; and springy strawberry shortcake cupcakes by Emily R. Fallen, of Blue Bell.
Cupcake Wars entries: Top (from left): S’mores cupcakes by Geist; lemon and raspberry cupcakes by Hufnagle; and orange mimosa cupcakes by Shappell. Bottom, from left: Raspberry sunshine cupcakes by Hoffer; white chocolate raspberry cupcakes by Turner; and springy strawberry shortcake cupcakes by Emily R. Fallen, of Blue Bell.

The tasty artwork of Madeline J. Novack, of Selinsgrove
The tasty artwork of Madeline J. Novack, of Selinsgrove

“Starry Night” cupcakes by Wolfhope
“Starry Night” cupcakes by Wolfhope

A chocolate showpiece by Sarah A. Bryan, of Bellefonte.
A chocolate showpiece by Sarah A. Bryan, of Bellefonte.

Chelsea L. Gray, of Marysville, left, and Lauren N. Meszaros, of Starrucca, stand ready to serve their “Spicy Side of Life” grapefruit pepper beverage.
Chelsea L. Gray, of Marysville, left, and Lauren N. Meszaros, of Starrucca, stand ready to serve their “Spicy Side of Life” grapefruit pepper beverage.

A cake by Claudia M. Walling, of Williamsport
A cake by Claudia M. Walling, of Williamsport

Kiwi and macadamia mendicants, sea star cookies and “coconut wave mousse” by Bryan
Kiwi and macadamia mendicants, sea star cookies and “coconut wave mousse” by Bryan

A cake by Deirdre L. Satterly, of Shippensburg
A cake by Deirdre L. Satterly, of Shippensburg

Novack’s strawberry lemon madelines resemble sea creatures ...
Novack’s strawberry lemon madelines resemble sea creatures …

... a theme that continues in her sugar art centerpiece.
… a theme that continues in her sugar art centerpiece.

Spring hops along on a cake by Dane S. Druckenmiller, of Hellertown.
Spring hops along on a cake by Dane S. Druckenmiller, of Hellertown.

A tempting undersea display by Bailey L. Frey, of Watsontown
A tempting undersea display by Bailey L. Frey, of Watsontown

Alexis N. Youse, of Pottstown, presents a white birch-inspired cake.
Alexis N. Youse, of Pottstown, presents a white birch-inspired cake.

Baked Alaska cupcakes by McCrum
Baked Alaska cupcakes by McCrum

 

 

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