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Check out George Brown College’s 2022 gingerbread house contest winners

November 24, 2022
By Bakers Journal

High-calibre entries showcase students' talent and creativity

First place. Photo: Bakers Journal

Toronto – George Brown College showcased a high calibre of student talent – and a high number of entries – at its annual gingerbread house contest, held in person in the college’s Atrium.

Professor and chef Sue Fleming, who organized the annual event, said they received 79 entries and narrowed the field to 40 for the final judging. Students in the baking and pastry arts programs were tasked with creating a gingerbread house inspired by a favourite movie.

Evan Lim took home top honours and a $2,000 prize for his intricate Hogwarts castle as seen in Harry Potter films. Lim won last year for his two-storey bookshop.

Cheung Ming Ngai won second prize ($1,000) for a detailed depiction of the house from Home Alone.


Chloe Nguyen won third prize ($500) for a colourful tribute to Alice in Wonderland.

Jennifer Alba’s two-storey tribute to Ron Weasley of the Harry Potter films (“It’s not much, but it’s home”) won the People’s Choice, which includes a selection of baking tools.

See the photo gallery below.

First place. Photo: Bakers Journal

Second place. Photo: Bakers Journal

Third place. Photo: Bakers Journal

People’s Choice. Photo: Bakers Journal


Sponsor Dawn Foods provided the prize money for the event. All four students will receive baking books from Wiley. Russell Hendrix Food Equipment also supported the competition as a sponsor.

Evan Lim, first-place winner. Photo: Bakers Journal

Ken Weir, Dawn Foods. Photo: Bakers Journal

Judges for the event were Dufflet Rosenberg, Dufflet Group Inc.; Vi Van Lam, George Brown College;  Rita Demontis, Toronto Sun; Anthony Lo Sin, Dawn Foods; and Colleen Cross, Bakers Journal.

Bakers Journal would like to congratulate all participants in this year’s contest and wish all of the students and staff of George Brown College a safe, happy and healthy holiday!

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