Delaware County Community College Pastries Fill The Plates Of The Displaced

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A delicious dessert buffet baked up by culinary arts students in Downingtown spread aspiring skills across the table for all to see — and taste — and also spread supportive arms around homeless and low-income women served by Exton charity Home of the Sparrow.

A sampling of the fruit-infused pastries.
A sampling of the fruit-infused pastries.

The hands-on help from more than 20 Delaware County Community College Brandywine Campus chefs-in-training delivered mini cheesecakes, financier, triple chocolate mousse cake and raspberry gelée chiffon cake to guests of the American Culinary Federation‘s Chefs Food and Wine Festival on April 9 at the Desmond Hotel and Conference Center in Malvern. Proceeds benefitted Home of the Sparrow and ACF’s scholarship program.

“The students were able to interact with the guests and talk about what they created and about the culinary program,” instructor Lynn Lindquist said in a news release. “They were also lucky enough to enjoy the products of the other vendors, culinary schools and caterers. We talked about our favorites, what worked and what didn’t.”

And they’ll keep their ovens warm in the newly outfitted Technical College High School kitchen in preparation for another Home of the Sparrow fundraiser in June — this one spread before more than 600 guests at the annual Jazz at Brushwood evening of dinner, dancing and drinks.

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