Limited only by their imaginations (and the end of the fall semester), students in Pennsylvania College of Technology's School of Hospitality once again put on a dazzling display of playfulness and prowess for the latest edition of the annual Food Show in the Thompson Professional Development Center's Mountain Laurel Room.
– Photos by Whitnie-rae Mays and Michael S. Fischer, student photographers;
and Jennifer A. Cline, writer/editor-One College Avenue
Best of Show went to a chocolate creation called “The Uptown Theater.”
First-place ice sculpture
“Classic Crème Brulee” earns first place in Classical and Specialty Dessert Presentation.
First-place tallow sculpture
"Love" is the simple message of the first-place cake entry.
Participants in a silent auction for the chocolate houses protect their bids.
The first-place entry from Advanced Garde Manger
Sauteed breast of duck framboise, complete with plump raspberries, merits first place.
The Food Show draws observers to see School of Hospitality students’ elegantly constructed final projects.
A festive ice sculpture
An entry from Classical and Specialty Dessert Presentation earns second place.
A cornucopia tallow creation sports a red ribbon.
Chicken Tyrolienne, second place among entries from Classical Cuisines of the World.
Santa’s Village earns second place in Principles of Chocolate Works.
A fanciful wedding cake draws second-place honors in the introductory cake-decorating class.
The final projects of students in Cakes and Decorations.
Second-place entry in Advanced Garde Manger
Decked out in snow for the season
An artful tallow still life
New York’s Rockefeller Center among chocolate constructions
A chocolate crèche recreates the first Christmas.
A tallow sculpture places third in Artistic Buffet Decoration.
“A Take on a Chocolate Croissant” earns third place among classical desserts.
Filet de porc nouvelle earns third place in Classical Cuisines of the World.
A sweet third-place cake
Something for one's sweet tooth?
A schoolhouse joins a lineup of seasonal chocolate creations.
An homage to the Madigan Library receives honorable mention.
"Winter in Switzerland" depicted in chocolate
Hors d’oeuvres ready to eat
Penguins on ice
A chicken is among tallow sculptures.
A wedding on a toadstool – officiated by a caterpillar
A collection of tallow and salt-dough sculptures, courtesy of the Artistic Buffet Decoration class
Bruschetta makes its home on an hors d’oeuvre display from the Advanced Garde Manger class.
A snowman greets visitors to a chocolate home.
A nautical take on Christmas
An outdoor chocolate scene: a bridge and gazebo
Blanketed for winter break
Hors d’oeuvres make a colorful display.
An inviting bakery
Santa's sleigh waits outside his workshop.
Chocolate stained-glass windows complete this church.
Detail of an ice-carved snowflake
Tiny chocolate Christmas lights adorn a house.
A chocolate barn
Statuesque desserts line a display table.