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Anthony Center Culinary Arts Classes Compete at the West Virginia State Fair

Eleven students from the Anthony Center Culinary Arts Classes entered baked goods in the Home Arts competition at the WV State Fair in Ronceverte. Five of the students received ribbons from the judges.

Two second place red ribbons were awarded to Anthony Center students: Damon Harper for pumpkin pie, and Frank Smith for devil’s food cake with butter cream icing.

Receiving third place white ribbons were Jeremy Friend for chocolate peanut butter pie with Oreo cookie crust, Ernest Meekins for cherry pie, and Kirra Morgan for sticky buns.

Other entries were from Lonzo Smith-pineapple upside- down cake and white bread, Eugene Christian- Mississippi Mud Cookies and 7 Up cake, Gina Perine-whole wheat bread and black bottom cupcakes, Donte McFaddenpumpkin roll and cookies and cream pie, Alex Aldridge-red velvet cake and blackberry-apple pie, and Jame Louk-turtle brownies.

The students’ recipes came from many sources. Some came from family and friends, and other from celebrity chefs’ cookbooks and TV shows. Second place finisher Frank Smith adapted his devil’s food cake from Emeril Lagasse’s recipe. Second place winner Damon Harper made pumpkin pie from his mother’s tried and true recipe, adding a decorative fall leaf crust.

All student chefs tested their recipes, made adjustments, and then prepared them one more time for the judging on August 13. The students overcame time and equipment obstacles to produce outstanding baked goods, about which Culinary Arts Instructor Pamela Reid said “I would have been proud to serve every one of the cakes, pies, and rolls to guests at home or in a restaurant.” Congratulations Anthony Center Culinary Arts students!

Posted: Oct 7, 2009