“MasterChef Junior live!” the cast learns what’s brewing on campus – PCToday
Thursday Night Show’s Teen StarsMasterChef Junior live!” appearance at the Community Arts Center spent the morning at Penn College – touring the campus, interacting with students and enjoying a buffet lunch at Le Jeune Chef restaurant. The lab tour offered a mutually respectful exchange, so as young chefs discussed their auditions and signature dishes, and as grateful Penn College students showed off the facilities they honed their craft in. A number of these students were granted VIP access to the 7 p.m. show, and four of them – Abby E. George, Harrisburg, Applied Management (and graduate in Baking and Pastry Arts in 2021); MJ Harbron, Pottstown, Baking and Pastry Arts; Jake T. Keller, Oreland, Culinary Applications and Kylie R. Landon, Canton, Culinary Arts Technology – will join the young chefs on stage during the CAC performance Audriana L. Empet, Director of Admissions, will occupy a table in the lobby of the theater to familiarize patrons with the college’s tradition of shaping Tomorrow Makers.
– Photos by Larry D. Kauffman, digital editor/photographer
The engaging quartet of fan favorites A’Dan (far left) and Molly (far right), season eight winner Liya (second from left) and runner-up Grayson are welcomed to Young Chef by Brian D. Walton, Vice Dean of Business and Hospitality. Missing from the photo is Sue A. Kelley, Dean of Business, Arts and Science, who was also on hand to greet guests.
Presidential Student Ambassador Sophia G. Wiest leads the group on a campus tour, followed (in the background, left to right) by teacher Emily – the educational resource for teens throughout their five weeks on the road – and tour manager Marty. Wiest, from Butler, is completing his associate’s degree in landscape/vegetation production technology (to be added to his bachelor’s degree in entrepreneurial innovation in May).
The celebrity chefs stopped for photos at several locations along their campus walk, including the floral setting outside the Bush Campus Center…
…the flowery “PCT” near the Field House (a literal jump, jump and jump west)…
…and the landscaped van outside College Avenue Labs.
Wiest takes the group to its next stop: a visit to the host labs with Moira A. Smith of Aaronsburg, who will be graduating in December with an associate’s degree in baking and pastry arts.
Smith demonstrates one of the ovens in a baking lab…
… where visitors also met Chef Charles R. Niedermyer II, former student and teacher in bakery-pastry/culinary arts.
Smith chats with the ‘MasterChef Junior’ cast during Niedermyer’s Customer Service and Retail Bakery Operations course. Right is McKenna J. Morgan, Mar Lin’s Applied Management and Baking and Pastry Arts student.
Kade N. Chrostowski (foreground), of Moorestown, NJ, who specializes in Culinary Arts Technology and Applied Management, tells lab guests about Wednesday’s assignment: a chicken dish with a plate-ready time of two hours and 15 minutes. He is one of the students in the Foundations of Professional Cooking course taught by Chef Frank M. Suchwala (Central Training), Associate Professor of Hospitality Management/Culinary Arts.
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