By the Beacon Staff
Last Thursday and Friday, the 16th and 17th, the Culinary Arts Department held a Valentine’s Day and Day After Truffle sale with the proceeds funding the Culinary Arts Club Knowledge Bowl Team.
The Truffles which were made with Dark Belgian Chocolate, were on sale for $10 and came in an assortment of six flavors. As the treats did not sell out on Thursday, in an early Friday morning email Culinary Arts Chef Poulin reminded the SMCC community that the sale was extended to that day, describing the treats as, “rich and creamy and infused with either almond, raspberry, or orange liqueurs” and having the super powers of being, “the perfect thing to get you out of the dog house!” In case you forgot about Valentine’s Day on Thursday, but who ever does that(?)
As mentioned above, the proceeds from this sale and other Culinary Arts Club fundraisers will help the Culinary Arts Knowledge Bowl Team travel to this year’s competition in Atlantic City.
21 teams in four divisions (Central, Northeast, Southeast and Western) showcase their schools and chapter’s culinary program with the goal of becoming the next national champion in the Baron H. Galand Culinary Knowledge Bowl.
Student teams compete in a “Jeopardy”-style competition with questions covering topics of: nutrition, baking, culinary math, safety and sanitation, and the arts of classical and modern cooking.
In order to compete for the national title, teams must win in their respective regional competition. The SMCC Culinary Arts Knowledge Bowl team will be in a field of eight teams that represent schools and chapters from: Brooklyn and Syracuse, NY, Nelsonville and Perrysburg, Ohio, Harrisburg and Youngwood PA, and Absecon, NJ.
The Beacon wishes the Culinary Arts Knowledge Bowl Team the best of luck in this year’s competition.