The European Competition is presented through Ivy Tech Community College’s Hospitality Administration program. Students who choose to participate can do so in one of three categories: culinary, baking, or event management.
Culinary students are given a mystery basket of ingredients to create a pre-determined menu. Baking students create an assortment of pre-determined baked goods, including filling an order for a decorated cake. Event management students schedule a large-scale event, including details about food, location, décor, speaker(s), and more. All three categories have a time-limit.
The winners, selected by College and industry experts, will travel to Europe in the spring to study baking and culinary arts. Based on their experiences on the trip, they will be responsible for creating the menu for 2016’s Reason to Taste fundraiser, which raised more than $100,000 last year.
Ivy Tech Northeast hospitality administration kitchens
3800 N. Anthony Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Friday, Jan. 87 a.m.: Baking competition begins
8 a.m.: Culinary competition begins
Noon: Tasting begins
3 p.m.: Event management students present portfolios
5 p.m. Awards ceremony
Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.