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Penn College announces winners of annual Food Show

Pennsylvania College of Technology recently named the winners in its annual Food Show, during which students showcased fall semester final projects for judges and visitors from seven secondary schools.

Taking home the Chef Eugene Mattucci Best of Show Award was a three-student team that produced a “Fiesta!” cold platter and charcuterie board display. The winning team consisted of Keowa A. Clemens, of York; Victoria J. McLamb, of Williamsport; and Sherly F. Mendez, of Tobyhanna.

The Best of Show Award is named for the late chef/owner of Mattucci’s Italian Restaurant in Mount Carmel. Mattucci was a longtime Penn College advisory committee member and Food Show judge.

Other winners include:

Advanced Garde Manger

First Place — “Fiesta!” by Clemens, McLamb and Mendez.

Second Place — “Southern Asian Cuisine” Madison Erb, of Montgomery, and Kaitlyn June, of Muncy.

Third Place — “Italian Pork” by Nicholas Hanson, of Bernville, and Austin Phillips, of Hanover.

Classical and Specialty Dessert Presentation

First Place — Alexis Youse, of Pottstown: Pomegranate chocolate mousse with a chocolate cookie crust, Chantilly cream, pomegranate sauce and chocolate decorations.

Second Place — Ashley Geist, of Huntingdon: Chocolate mousse with strawberries, yellow cake, strawberry coulis and chocolate straws, served in a caramel bowl.

Third Place — Lindsey E. Miller, of Macungie: Napoleon pastry with blackberry Bavarian cream, pistachio Bavarian cream and a bubble sugar decoration.

Students in the Hospitality Beverage Management Services and Controls class prepared nonalcoholic mixed drinks to be sampled by the show’s visitors.

The People’s Choice winner, determined by visitors’ votes, was “Spike-Less Hot Cider,” created by Angela Linde, of Harrisburg, and Summer Showers, of Aspers. The drink contains apple cider, light brown sugar, ground cloves, cinnamon and orange juice, served warm.

The Food Show provides students the chance to share their final projects and gain feedback. This year’s judges were George Logue, a 2010 graduate and owner/chef of Herman & Luther’s; Chip Roush, owner of Moon & Raven Public House; and Sue Mayer, a retired baking and pastry arts faculty member.

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