Students’ Chocolate Houses to Be Auctioned for Habitat for Humanity

Published 11.27.2013

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Pennsylvania College of Technology will host its annual chocolate house auction on Friday, Dec. 6, to benefit Greater Lycoming Habitat for Humanity.

Eleven chocolate houses, ranging from log cabins and Christmas cottages to reindeer stables and Willy Wonka’s house, will be sold in silent auction at the School of Business & Hospitality’s annual Food Show.

The houses represent the final project for students in the course Principles of Chocolate Works, taught by Monica J. Lanczak, instructor of baking and pastry arts and culinary arts.

In addition to chocolate houses, the Food Show features the final projects of students enrolled in Advanced Garde Manger, Advanced Patisserie Operations, Artistic Buffet Decoration, Cakes and Decorations, Classical Cuisines of the World, Classical and Specialty Desserts, and Sugar Art courses.

A chocolate house entry from a recent Pennsylvania College of Technology Food Show. This year’s Food Show, featuring a chocolate house auction to raise funds for Greater Lycoming Habitat for Humanity, is scheduled 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 6.The colorful displays range from hors d’oeuvres and ice sculptures to plated desserts and wedding cakes, all artistically presented for judging. Judges this year are Elizabeth Long-Furia, owner of Elizabeth’s An American Bistro, Lewisburg; Tony Sapia, owner of Gemelli Bakers, State College; and Michael Davis, executive chef for Susquehanna Health, Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

The Food Show is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., during which silent bids for the chocolate houses are taken. Winning bids will be revealed at 1 p.m. The event takes place in the Thompson Professional Development Center’s Mountain Laurel Room.

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Chocolate houses to be auctioned are:

  • “Log Cabin,” by Lauren H. Case, of Painted Post, N.Y.

  • “Homey Christmas Cottage,” by Ching Chan, of Milton

  • “Scrooge,” by Megan R. Chapman, of Athens

  • “Reindeer Stables,” by Kirsten E. Foti, of Roxbury Township, N.J

  • “Courthouse,” by Elizabeth M. Hiller, of Honesdale

  • “Christmas Cottage,” by Briana L. Klingler, of Port Matilda

  • “Barn,” by Nicole C. LoFurno, of Glen Mills

  • “Church,” by Sarah R. Nichols, of Loganton

  • “Christmas Mansion,” by Taylor A. Reed, of Shamokin

  • “Willy Wonka’s House,” by Nathan D. Strouse, of Spring Mills

  • “Stone Cottage,” by Hanna A. Thompson-Hill, of Millheim

To learn more about Penn College’s baking, pastry & culinary arts majors, call 570-327-4505.

For general information about the college, email the Admissions Office or call toll-free 800-367-9222.