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Students’ Eye-Catching Creations Again Showcased at Food Show

Students in Pennsylvania College of Technology’s School of Hospitality served up another year-end display of fanciful final projects during the 2012 Food Show in the Thompson Professional Development Center’s Mountain Laurel Room – including local landmarks constructed of chocolate, auctioned to benefit Habitat for Humanity.

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

A chocolate Wegmans, crafted by Abby Wasiakowski, of Mountain Top, received honorable mention.
A chocolate Wegmans, crafted by Abby Wasiakowski, of Mountain Top, received honorable mention.

The Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum, made by Lauren C. Rich, of Albrightsville.
The Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum, made by Lauren C. Rich, of Albrightsville.

Susquehanna Health’s Williamsport Regional Medical Center, created by Hillary L. Dyson, of Great Mills, Md., received third-place honors.
Susquehanna Health’s Williamsport Regional Medical Center, created by Hillary L. Dyson, of Great Mills, Md., received third-place honors.

The Genetti Hotel, by Shannon L. Barr, of Williamsport.
The Genetti Hotel, by Shannon L. Barr, of Williamsport.

A Habitat for Humanity home, crafted by Krista M. Fields, of Reading
A Habitat for Humanity home, crafted by Krista M. Fields, of Reading

A Christmas home, by Nadeia Stokes, of Williamsport
A Christmas home, by Nadeia Stokes, of Williamsport

The familiar Roger and Peggy Madigan Library, by Alisha M. Miley, of State College, took second place.
The familiar Roger and Peggy Madigan Library, by Alisha M. Miley, of State College, took second place.

The James V. Brown Library, crafted by Mary Ellen Cerra, of Stroudsburg
The James V. Brown Library, crafted by Mary Ellen Cerra, of Stroudsburg

A Victorian home, by Cody J. Baum, of Reading
A Victorian home, by Cody J. Baum, of Reading

The Schneebeli Earth Science Center, complete with a greenhouse growing lettuce and tomatoes (to resemble the college’s community garden) out back.
The Schneebeli Earth Science Center, complete with a greenhouse growing lettuce and tomatoes (to resemble the college’s community garden) out back.

Delicate blush tones adorn a cake.
Delicate blush tones adorn a cake.

Students in the Cakes and Decorations course submitted their final projects to the show.
Students in the Cakes and Decorations course submitted their final projects to the show.

Earning Best of Show was a twinkling snowflake cake by Carrie A. Williams, of State College.
Earning Best of Show was a twinkling snowflake cake by Carrie A. Williams, of State College.

A brightly hued creation received honorable mention.
A brightly hued creation received honorable mention.

Cakes conjure thoughts of spring.
Cakes conjure thoughts of spring.

A variety of decorating techniques deck out a sunny two-tiered cake.
A variety of decorating techniques deck out a sunny two-tiered cake.

A whimsical addition to the show.
A whimsical addition to the show.

Tied in edible bows, a holiday-appropriate red and green cake takes third place.
Tied in edible bows, a holiday-appropriate red and green cake takes third place.

A tallow fish sculpture took third place in Artistic Buffet Decoration.
A tallow fish sculpture took third place in Artistic Buffet Decoration.

A tallow sculpture fit for a Flyers fan takes first place.
A tallow sculpture fit for a Flyers fan takes first place.

A fire-breathing dragon, made of tallow, is part of the show.
A fire-breathing dragon, made of tallow, is part of the show.

The second-place winner in Artistic Buffet Decoration
The second-place winner in Artistic Buffet Decoration

Garfield receives an honorable mention.
Garfield receives an honorable mention.

Tempting hors d’oeuvres take third place in Advanced Garde Manger.
Tempting hors d’oeuvres take third place in Advanced Garde Manger.

Wild-rice salad in endive cups are among the selections on the first-place Advanced Garde Manger entry.
Wild-rice salad in endive cups are among the selections on the first-place Advanced Garde Manger entry.

“Rabbit two ways” receives honorable mention in Classical Cuisines of the World.
“Rabbit two ways” receives honorable mention in Classical Cuisines of the World.

Stuffed roast sirloin of veal takes third place in Classical Cuisines of the World.
Stuffed roast sirloin of veal takes third place in Classical Cuisines of the World.

First place in Classical Cuisines of the World goes to a plate of seared beef tournedos with tomato poblano salsa.
First place in Classical Cuisines of the World goes to a plate of seared beef tournedos with tomato poblano salsa.

The second-place finisher in Classical Cuisines of the World is awarded to a plate of chicken braised in red wine.
The second-place finisher in Classical Cuisines of the World is awarded to a plate of chicken braised in red wine.

Gazpacho with shrimp shooters highlight the second-place hors d’oeuvre platter.
Gazpacho with shrimp shooters highlight the second-place hors d’oeuvre platter.

More tantalizing hors d’oeuvres make up the honorable mention entry from the Advanced Garde Manger course.
More tantalizing hors d’oeuvres make up the honorable mention entry from the Advanced Garde Manger course.

A chocolate-artist’s rendering of the planned YMCA facility, by Rebecca J. Boyer, of Northumberland
A chocolate-artist’s rendering of the planned YMCA facility, by Rebecca J. Boyer, of Northumberland

Honorable mention in the Classical and Specialty Dessert Presentation course
Honorable mention in the Classical and Specialty Dessert Presentation course

A mouthwatering presentation of white chocolate parfait with blackberries.
A mouthwatering presentation of white chocolate parfait with blackberries.

A festive dessert receives second place.
A festive dessert receives second place.

A work of art on a plate.
A work of art on a plate.

“A cup of cake” receives third place in Classical and Specialty Dessert Presentation.
“A cup of cake” receives third place in Classical and Specialty Dessert Presentation.

Student Cameron J. Stewart’s First National Bank
Student Cameron J. Stewart’s First National Bank

Williamsport’s Cinema Center, by Danica C. Mazzotta
Williamsport’s Cinema Center, by Danica C. Mazzotta

Baking and pastry arts students unload cookie and cupcake trays for a live auction to benefit Habitat for Humanity. Each year, auctioneer Scott Younkin volunteers his services for the event.
Baking and pastry arts students unload cookie and cupcake trays for a live auction to benefit Habitat for Humanity. Each year, auctioneer Scott Younkin volunteers his services for the event.

A collection of Williamsport-area landmarks
A collection of Williamsport-area landmarks

A holiday-themed tart
A holiday-themed tart

First-place winner in the Classical and Specialty Dessert Presentation course.
First-place winner in the Classical and Specialty Dessert Presentation course.

A representation of the Thomas T. Taber museum, by Lisa M. Hojnacki, earned the nod for first place among chocolate houses.
A representation of the Thomas T. Taber museum, by Lisa M. Hojnacki, earned the nod for first place among chocolate houses.

A trade show by students in Advanced Patisserie Operations features samples and merchandising items.
A trade show by students in Advanced Patisserie Operations features samples and merchandising items.

Advanced Patisserie Operations students Jessica C. Dabback and Nadeia Stokes present their product lines with smiles.
Advanced Patisserie Operations students Jessica C. Dabback and Nadeia Stokes present their product lines with smiles.

First-place winner in Cakes and Decorations.
First-place winner in Cakes and Decorations.

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