Monday, March 22, 2010

Pastry Chicago announces Fifth Annual Student Cake Decorating Competition

Pastry Chicago invites high school and college culinary students to enter in the Fifth Annual Student Cake Decorating Competition, taking place April 17 at Whole Foods Market on Halsted St. in Chicago. Pastry Chicago will select a winner from each group. This year's theme is "Avatar" the movie.

2009 college culinary student winning cake

The event also will include an educational seminar and demonstration by chef Mark Seaman, founder of Marked for Dessert and chef-instructor at The French Pastry School.

2009 high school student winning cake

Students have until April 9 to register. Only the first 20 entries in each category will be accepted. Download the registration PDF here.

WCR announces '10 scholarships and internships

Women Chefs & Restaurateurs (WCR) has announced its 2010 Scholarship and Internship Program. New opportunities in'WCR’s 2010 program include: an internship at a five-star bed and breakfast in Fife, Scotland; an internship at a 26-room inn in southern Maine and learning to run a sustainable family farm in Latrobe, Pa. Returning opportunities include scholarships at culinary arts programs nationwide and cooking, baking, cheese- and winemaking, management and marketing internships in the United States, China, France, Ireland and Italy.

Applicants must be active members of WCR in any category. The deadline for online applications is 5 p.m., April 9, 2010. Mailed applications must be postmarked no later than April 9. For more information, visit