A two-day bakery fundraiser to help pay for
expenses for a trip to France in May turned into a one-day fundraiser because
items sold out so fast. Colorful cupcakes, cookies, cakes, chocolate-covered
strawberries, macarons, and more sold out fast the day before Valentine’s Day.
“Thank you to everyone who
stopped by the bake sale,” said Vicki Rethmeier, Culinary/Hospitality Program
Co-Chair. “Everything sold out today. We appreciate the support!”
Sixteen students and two
faculty members will embark on a nine-day trip to France May 15-23, 2023. The
“Taste of France” trip will focus on French cuisine and includes tours of
restaurants, vineyards and even a cooking class with a famous chef. The tour
includes Paris, Loire Valley, Normandy and more historic locations. Culinary
instructors Kim Williams-Lamb and Amber Pankonin will take part in the trip
with the students.
“Building community with
our students is really important,” said Pankonin. “This is a way to feel more
connection with the program and with each other.”
The students spent Feb. 10
and 11 baking the items so they would be available in time for Valentine’s Day.
$1200 was raised from the event. In addition, there will be a five-course
banquet fundraiser on March 23 to raise additional funds for the trip. Tickets
are not yet available for that event.
For more on SCC’s Culinary
programs go to https://www.southeast.edu/culinary/ and https://www.southeast.edu/bakingpastry/