Culinary Arts Students Bake for a Good Cause
(Delaware and Chester Counties, PA • April 20, 2015)— Students from Delaware County Community College’s Culinary Arts program recently whipped up several scrumptious desserts in the name of charity. More than 20 students worked together to bake treats for the American Culinary Federation’s Chefs (ACF) Food and Wine Festival, which took place on April 9 at the Desmond Hotel and Conference Center in Malvern. The event raised funds for Exton-based organization Home of the Sparrow and the ACF’s scholarship program.
Students from the College’s Baking and Pastry classes got hands-on experience as they created a pastry buffet that featured mini cheesecakes, financier, triple chocolate mousse cake and raspberry gelée chiffon cake. Fifteen students accompanied instructor Lynn Lindquist to the event and helped to serve guests. Participating not only gave students a chance to give back, but also to gain real-world experience.
“The students were able to interact with the guests and talk about what they created and about the culinary program. They were also lucky enough to enjoy the products of the other vendors, culinary schools and caterers. We talked about our favorites; what worked and what didn't,” says Lindquist.
In June, students will donate their time and skills again by cooking and baking for Jazz at Brushwood, an annual fundraiser that also benefits Home of the Sparrow and treats 600 plus guests to an evening of dinner, dancing and drinks.
Delaware County Community College’s culinary arts program is offered at the Brandywine Campus in Downingtown, located within the Technical College High School at 443 Boot Road. The space features a new kitchen with the latest equipment and is managed by renowned Philadelphia chef Peter Gilmore. Students can choose to take an associate degree or certificate program and benefit from a flexible schedule and hands-on training. To learn more, visit www.dccc.edu/culinary.