Friday, November 12, 2010

'Cake Boss' to be recognized at HCCC Foundation gala

Hudson County Community College (HCCC) Foundation will host the 13th Annual Holiday Extravaganza Fundraiser on Dec. 2 at the HCCC's Culinary Arts Institute/Conference Center. At the event, Carlos' Bakery owner and star of the TLC reality show "Cake Boss" Buddy Valastro will be honored with the Sixth Annual Distinguished Community Service Award.

The award is presented to community members who work to improve the quality of life for the people of Hudson County. In addition to the recognition Valastro (pictured, above) has brought to Hudson County because of his show, he maintains his family's practice of donating zeppoles to St. Joseph's Church, Jersey City, and baking St. Anthony's loaves for St. Francis Church, Hoboken. He is also an honorary board member of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Proceeds from the event help fund students' scholarships, faculty-development programs and the school's physical expansion. For more information, visit

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