College Hosts Elite Pastry Competition
RALEIGH, N.C. (October 14, 2021) – Wake Tech students impressed the judges and won 22 medals Thursday at the NC American Culinary Federation (ACF) competition at the Scott Northern Wake Campus.
Students demonstrated their skill and artistry in several categories, including chocolate showpieces, wedding cakes, and chocolate buffet platters.
Briana Prior won “Best in Show” for her chocolate showpiece “Moonlight Garden,” inspired by her love of stars and wild mushrooms.
Eight entries won gold medals, six entries received silver medals, and eight earned bronze. All the entries were judged on artistry, craftsmanship, theme, and presentation and were awarded points using the official ACF scale.
Chef Caralyn House, professor/program director for Baking & Pastry Arts at Wake Tech, praised her students.
“I am extremely proud of all of you,” she said. “Thank you so much for all of your hard work, it really paid off!”
The ACF competition is a class project for students in Wake Tech’s associate degree programs in Culinary Arts and Baking & Pastry Arts. Competitors are judged on artistry, craftsmanship, theme, and presentation. Winners receive official ACF medals.
The Baking and Pastry Arts program prepares students for quick entry into the industry in a variety of positions including baking/pastry assistant, area pastry chef, and assistant pastry chef, among others. With experience, graduates can advance from entry-level positions to pastry chef, cake designer, or bakery manager.
For more information about the Baking and Pastry Arts program at Wake Tech, visit baking.waketech.edu.