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George Brown showcases student skills


December 14, 2010
By Bakers Journal

ginger1Dec. 14, 2010, Toronto – Students of George Brown Chef School put their skills on
display this holiday season with two key events, their annual Gingerbread Competition
and Room for Dessert.

First-year baking students crafted impressive gingerbread
artistry, their display of creations drawing an ongoing crowd on competition
morning.

ginger2Michelle Harrison took top honours for her creation, ‘Christmas
Shopping’, which showed lovely detailing right down to tiny teacups in the shop
windows. Andrea Aguirre was awarded second place for her ‘Nutcracker Suite’, a
three dimensional storybook featuring hand cut and painted ballet dancers.  Hillary Adams took third spot with ‘St Mary’s
Christmas Service’, a traditional concept beautifully executed in minute detail.
Bakers Journal was proud to return as part of this year’s judging panel.

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The Gingerbread Competition was held on Dec. 6. Room for Dessert, a fundraiser
for the college’s baking/pastry progginger3ram and business students, entertained a
thick crowd the evening of Dec. 10. Second year baking and pastry arts students
paired up with third year Bachelor of Applied Business students to create stations
of desserts, cheese, bread’s, preserves, alcoholic and non-alcohol pairings in
teams. Each station had a themed menu and many incorporated some of today’s biggest
trends, such as flower flavours.

The event, which sold tickets for $50 with
proceeds going towards scholarships for both programs, was held at the school’s
Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts on 300 Adelaide St. East, Toronto.