Photos courtesy of Wake Tech.
Cary, NC – Who could resist a photo of Cary Police Chief Pat Bazemore decorating a cake under the stern tutelage of Chef Norma Miller? We couldn’t.
Chief Bazemore got a chance to do a little cake decorating (and cake judging) at Wake Tech’s Culinary Arts Showcase at the Raleigh Convention Center on April 12. She is a graduate of Wake Tech’s Criminal Justice Technology program and was asked to be a celebrity judge for a live two-hour cake decorating challenge at the Showcase.
The Wake Tech Culinary Arts Showcase has been held annually for 7 years.
Cary Bakers Take the Cake
Brittany Sattler and Anna Lamm of Once in a Blue Moon Bakery of Cary wowed the judges with their “Wizard of Oz” tiered cake and took first place in the live two-hour cake decorating competition.
We agree with the judges. Wow.
Over 2,000 spectators went to to the Raleigh Convention Center to witness the event. Sixty-five students from across North Carolina and 20 professionals from five states competed, making it the second-largest ACF-sanctioned competition in the U.S.
Ice Ice Baby
There was an ice carving exhibition by Wake Tech students and instructors. And there were food tastings courtesy of Angus Barn, 42nd Street Oyster Bar, The Pit, and Second Empire.
North Carolina Department of Agriculture’s Goodness Grows campaign provided local farm fare. The event was sponsored by US Food Service with proceeds going to the Wake Tech Culinary Arts Fund.
Wake Tech offers Wake County’s only full culinary program accredited by the American Culinary Federation (ACF).