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

Aug 20, 2013

Chef Ben Shelton to provide pastry demonstration for Culinard students

GREENSBORO, N.C. – August 20, 2013 – Culinard, the Culinary Institute of Virginia College in Greensboro, is pleased to host U.S. Pastry Chef of the Year Ben Shelton for a pastry demonstration and lecture to be held Friday, Sept. 6, 2013 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at its campus located at 3740 S. Holden Road. The event is open to current and prospective students of Culinard.

WHAT: Virginia College in Greensboro hosts U.S. Pastry Chef of the Year Ben Shelton for pastry demonstration
WHEN: Friday, Sept. 6, 2013 – 10 to 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: 3740 S. Holden Road – Greensboro, NC 27406

Shelton 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 speak to students and prospective students and demonstrate his love of pastry arts to them," says Misha Swint, president of Virginia College in Greensboro. "Chef Shelton's demonstration is something everyone is looking forward to seeing, and we hope it inspires our students to get the most out of their time here at Virginia College."

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