Virginia College in Greenville to Host U.S. Pastry Chef of the Year

Aug 20, 2013

Chef Ben Shelton to provide pastry demonstration for Culinard students

GREENVILLE, S.C. – August 19, 2013 – Culinard, the Culinary Institute of Virginia College in Greenville, is pleased to host U.S. Pastry Chef of the Year Ben Shelton for a pastry demonstration and lecture to be held Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at its campus located at 78 Global Drive. The event is open to current and prospective students of Culinard.

WHAT: Virginia College in Greenville hosts U.S. Pastry Chef of the Year Ben Shelton for pastry demonstration
WHEN: Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: 78 Global Drive – Greenville, SC 29607

Shelton, who also serves as the chief instructor of Culinard at Virginia College's Greensboro campus, recently received first place honors and was named U.S. Pastry Chef of the Year at the 24th Annual U.S. Pastry Competition, one of America's most prestigious pastry competitions. The event took place at the International Restaurant and Foodservice Show of New York. Shelton achieved the esteemed title of Pastry Chef of the Year with his winning creation titled "Origins," which consisted of three components: a chocolate oriented showpiece and blown sugar; an entremet comprised of chocolate, passion fruit, banana and hazelnut layers; and praline bonbons.

"We are excited to have Chef Shelton come speak to our students and demonstrate his love of pastry arts to them," says Chef Mark Bergstrom, program director of Culinard in Greenville.

"Chef Shelton's demonstration is something everyone is looking forward to seeing, and as a Virginia College instructor, Chef Ben will know our students and what they are interested in learning. We hope it inspires our students to get the most out of their time here at Virginia College."

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