8th Annual Gingerbread House Competition
December 8, 2013
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Pastry Chicago is a passionate volunteer association that provides fun educational events for the development and promotion of the pastry arts.
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“In April of 2011, I participated in the Pastry Chicago Cookie Competition, and it made me decide to pursue this education. I had always loved to bake, but I had so much fun preparing, and the competition gave me the confidence I needed to make the decision. It made me realize that I could make a career out of it because there is always something new and interesting that you can discover in pastry. It wasn’t an easy decision; it’s such a different industry than the one I’m in currently, but I know it will be worth the challenges because it makes me happy.”
-Holly St. Meyers,
Student in L’Art de la Pâtisserie at The French Pastry School, January 2012
Chicago, Illinois (November 14, 2013) - If you walked through the doors of Schweppe on Saturday, November 9th, you were instantly hit by the heady aroma of chocolate and coffee floating through their rows and rows of kitchen supplies. Thirty contestants came to the iconic foodservice industry supplier to submit their best and favorite recipes for chocolate and coffee brownies. During the event, Chef Joshua Johnson, a chef instructor from The French Pastry School of Kennedy-King College at City Colleges of Chicago, demonstrated how to make Chocolate Brownies with Sablée, Orange Marmalade and Cocoa Nib Florentine Crisp. After the demo, guests and competitors were treated to a vendor showcase in which they were able to speak one-on-one about the newest products and accessories in the food industry. The professional judges evaluated the brownies and awarded the winners with incredible prizes from KitchenAid, Nielsen-Massey Vanillas, Barry Callebaut Chocolate, John Boos, and Chicago Metallic. Read more