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Advanced Baking and Pastry Class Competes at Southwest Chocolate and Coffee Fest

April 30, 2014 -- Students in Chef Andrea Schulte’s Advanced Baking and Pastry Class showed just how good they are during the recent Southwest Chocolate and Coffee Fest at EXPO New Mexico.
Advanced Baking and Pastry Class Competes at Southwest Chocolate and Coffee Fest

Jul 17, 2015

Fest organizers challenged the class to compete against themselves to come up with the best-tasting and best-looking chocolate creation.

The class was broken into nine teams of two or three people each. They were asked to create a unique chocolate box to be filled with handmade bonbons and truffles. Everything, including the box and candies, had to be 100 percent edible. The students made their creations in one of CNM’s culinary labs.

The students displayed their creations at the Fest, and people attending the event selected their favorites in a “Peoples’ Choice” vote. In order to vote they had to buy a $1 raffle with all proceeds benefiting the CNM students and Culinary Department.

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The CNM displays were among hundreds of booths hawking all types of coffee and chocolate. More than 16,000 people attended the Fest.

First place winners of $300 for the Despicable Me chocolate piece were students Renee Sanchez and Marisa Minitrez. Taking second place for a

Despicable Me Chocolate Culinary Piece
$200 prize for the Fairy Tree Stump house were Rebecca Bonsal and Sandra Reeve. Third place winners of $100 for the Plants vs. Zombies piece were Benjamin Hansen and Colleen Westerfeld.