Hospitality Management students host their own version of Cake Boss

2012 Cake Boss Winner

Any future baker is most likely a fan of Buddy Valastro – TLC's 'Cake Boss.' School of Hospitality Management students count themselves among Valastro's biggest fans. In honor of the famed baker, students involved in the National Association of Catering Executives and the Society of Food and Wine have joined together under the guidance of Dr. Joy Dickerson and Dr. Kristen Riscinto-Kozub to host the school's first annual Cake Boss contest on March 15 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Marriott Dining Room in Academic Center North.

"Students wanted to collaborate together on an event based on desserts," Riscinto-Kozub said. "Who doesn't love dessert – cake specifically? They thought it would be something fun for the Widener community."

Similar to the TLC program, contestants will submit entries that will be judged on both appearance and taste. Judges include Peter Ehlin, director of dining services for ARAMARK; Ed Patton of Harrah's Casino in Chester; and Pam Kingsland, owner of Pamcakes, a cupcake company in Philadelphia. There will also be a popularity vote cast by those in attendance. The grand-prize winner will receive a cash prize and will be named the official 'Widener Cake Boss,' along with an embroidered chef coat emblazoned with this title.

Tickets are $5 for Widener students and $7 for non-Widener students. The fee ensures you a vote in the contest, two raffle tickets for prizes such as gift baskets and gift certificates, food, beverages, and, of course, cake! Alcoholic beverages will also be available for purchase.

Widener University is a private, metropolitan university that connects curricula to social issues through civic engagement. Dynamic teaching, active scholarship, personal attention, and experiential learning are key components of the Widener experience. A comprehensive doctorate-granting university, Widener is comprised of eight schools and colleges that offer liberal arts and sciences, professional and pre-professional curricula leading to associate's, baccalaureate, master's and doctoral degrees. The university's campuses in Chester, Exton, and Harrisburg, Pa., and Wilmington, Del., serve some 6,700 students. Visit the university website, www.widener.edu.

 

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