Dec. 2 Food Show Features Chocolate House Auction

Published 11.18.2011

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Culinary arts and baking and pastry arts students at Pennsylvania College of Technology will show their final works during the School of Hospitality's annual Food Show on Dec. 2.

Students from courses in Advanced Garde Manger, Artistic Buffet Decoration, Cakes and Decorations, Chocolate Works, Classical Cuisines of the World, and Classical and Specialty Desserts will display final projects from hors d'oeuvres and ice sculptures to plated desserts and wedding cakes, all artistically presented for judging by hospitality professionals from across the region.

One of the highlights of the show is a display of chocolate houses made by students in the Principles of Chocolate Works course. The houses which students spend weeks preparing for the event will be sold in silent auction, funds from which will be donated to Greater Lycoming Habitat for Humanity. Visitors can view the Food Show and place silent bids on the houses from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. High bidders will be announced at 1 p.m.

At 1:15 p.m., a live auction of student-created holiday treats, including decorated cakes, candy-filled chocolate boxes and cookie trays, will add funds to the donation. Scott Younkin, of Linden, will conduct the auction.

The public is invited to view the Food Show and participate in the auctions. The event will take place in the Mountain Laurel Room of the Thompson Professional Development Center on the main campus.

Contributing chocolate houses are: Miranda L. Altemose, of Summit Hill; Malyn M. Baney, of Centre Hall; Stephanie A. Grossi, of Drums; Samantha R. Gstalder, of Montoursville; Kirstin R. Hamilton, of Williamsport; Samantha M. Heller, of Allison Park; Alisha M. Howell, of Waymart; Spencer M. Johnson, of Catawissa; Hunter D. Kehs, of Sinking Spring; Kristina M. Kopitsky, of Bloomsburg; Megan R. Larkin, of Ridley Park; Nina M. Liguori, of Forty Fort; Kelsey N. Moyer, of Forest Hill, Md.; Rebecca R. Rudy, of Lancaster; Haley M. Shuman, of Webster, N.Y.; Sabrina R. Strassner, of Milton; and Lauren E. Tenney, of East Falmouth, Mass.

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