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Dessert Competition Posts Sweet Results

Chicago, IL –  In the second competition sponsored by American Metalcraft, the School of Culinary Arts at Kendall College awarded 1st place honors to Avril Blayney and 2nd place honors to Hannah Vaughn.  The competition took place in June and involved 14 students from Kendall College’s Dessert Buffet Course.  Their assignment was to creatively design and plate bite-sized desserts on a variety of American Metalcraft stainless steel, glass, and porcelain plates and platters. 

Each student was given one hour to style a dessert presentation that would most dramatically complement the serving piece.  They were judged based on a rubric of 6 criteria:  Balance, Color, Height, Layout on Platter, Creativity, and Movement.  Each criteria could receive a maximum of 5 points.  Three judges from Kendall College were given the difficult task of determining the winners. 

1st Place Winner Avril Blayney received a $500 check from American Metalcraft for her confectionery entry on a white porcelain platter.  $200 was awarded to Hannah Vaughn for her dessert presentation on a glass pedestal platter.  Both winners were presented checks by David Kahn, President of American Metalcraft.  The plates and platters used in the competition were also donated by American Metalcraft to Kendall College. 

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