Culinary Student Wins 'Golden' Opportunity to Compete in Vegas
– Photos by Tom Wilson, writer/editor-PCToday and Jennifer A. Cline, writer/editor-One College Avenue
Reviewing their judging criteria during the students' preparatory time are (from left) Chefs Mary G. Trometter, assistant professor of hospitality management/culinary arts; Mach; and Charles R. Niedermyer, instructor of baking and pastry arts/culinary arts.
Katlyn J. Hackling slices apples ...
Christopher S. Kasler tends a saute pan while preparing ...
Zachary A. Knol weighs out portions for a "black and blue burger"...
... rigatoni with asparagus, snow peas and truffle oil.
... for a warm spice cake that included streudel crumbles, balled mango and toasted walnuts.
Victoria L. Zablocky squeezes oranges ...
Inspiring quotes help a competitor keep her cool – and her eye on the prize.
Victoria L. Kostecki docks the crust ...
As the clock ticks down, a student's checklist keeps her on task and on time.
... her prize-winning recipe: a creamy, tomato-y, buttery dish of stone-ground grits and poached shrimp.
... for a chocolate bourbon pecan tart.
... for a berry-infused, balsamic-glazed salmon, served on a ciabatta with crispy prosciutto, Bibb lettuce, yellow tomato, panko-fried goat cheese and mint pesto.
... that featured bleu cheese, carmelized onions, romaine lettuce, sliced tomato and chipotle mayonnaise.
Jessica N. Felton gathers the tastes and textures that comprise ...
Jessica N. Felton holds her "Golden Ticket," seconds after Gerri F. Luke, interim dean of business and hospitality, and Chef Paul E. Mach, assistant professor of hospitality management/culinary arts, delivered the surprising news in her Cakes and Decorations class.