Bakers Journal

Fanshawe College baking, pastry and culinary students help with community fundraiser

October 31, 2023
By Bakers Journal

Photo: Fanshawe College, courtesy Joanna Dales

London, Ont. – Students from Fanshawe’s School of Tourism, Hospitality and Culinary Arts recently prepared food for 200 guests at a fundraising luncheon for the Glen Cairn Community Resource Centre.

 

For the fundraiser, Fanshawe culinary students prepared a savoury course while the Baking and Pastry Arts Management students created the desserts.

“The food we make comes out of our production labs and is prepared at our school,” said Roland Hofner, program coordinator for the Baking and Pastry Arts Management program. “On the day of the event, our students and faculty went to set up and prepare the food.”

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Glen Cairn Community Resource Centre is a nonprofit, neighbourhood-based, organization that offers programs and services in southeast London. The centre works with people of all ages to strengthen the community by providing resources, family support, adult, children and youth programs, and volunteer opportunities.

One community initiative the centre takes on is processing and distributing food from grocery stores that no longer meet store shelf requirements but is still safe for consuming and cooking. The food is prepared for shelters and other organizations that feed the less fortunate.


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