Students from the Pastry program at Pearson School of Culinary Arts (PSCA) have started their preparations for next year’s Olympiades de la formation professionnelle which will be held in Montreal in May 2018.
Eight students competed in the local PACC Pastry Olympics as the first step in preparing for this prestigious event. Coached by their coaches, Vedrana and Vi Minh, the students produced a variety of pastries including buttercream birthday cake, chocolate mousse cake, miniature pastries, almond paste figurines and plated desserts. The competition involves production and tasting. Six judges from the trade evaluated the students’ creations.
The competition involved not only the students competing and their coaches, but also all pastry teachers and fellow students not competing. Over 40 student volunteers were on hand helping with set up, washing dishes, assisting judges in the lab and cleaning up. The day started at 6:30 am and didn’t end until 6 pm.
It was a long but productive day for students and teachers. Students had a unique opportunity to experience a live lab competition environment. This experience will serve to prepare them for the next level of competition: regional competitions which will be held early in 2018.
Congratulations to the PSCA Pastry teachers and students on a successful local competition.