Del Mar College culinary students taking Quantity Bakeshop Production (PSTR 1442) have learned not only how to produce large quantities of baked goods. Today, the class of 13 students learned about the gift of sharing as they donated their final projects to Metro Ministries.
Before making that donation, the Department of Human Sciences and Education students displayed their handy work that represented all kinds of breads and desserts that included but certainly was not limited to sourdough bread, conchas (also named molletes), European-style country bread, different shapes of artisan breads made with pre-fermented dough, different variations of filled and whole wheat croissants, rolls and plain or fruit Danishes, cookies, lemon and pumpkin bars, Baguettes with seeds and spices, pita and lavash bread, crackers and macaroons.
“One key goal I had for today’s display was to show the community and future employers that we have quality students almost ready to graduate who are capable of producing goods for bakeries, cakeries and supermarkets,” said Claudia Hurt, instructor of Hospitality Management. “They can compete with other bakers in big cities, but hopefully, we can retain and produce some new jobs in this industry in Corpus Christi.”
She added, “My other objective was to share these students’ talents through their baked goods with Metro Ministries and the individuals they serve.”
Metro Ministries’ Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director Patty Clark was on-hand to receive the large quantity of edible gifts.
IN THE PHOTO: Student Bonnie Wise (left), Hospitality Management Instructor Claudia Hurt and Patty Clark, Metro Ministries CEO and Executive Director, look over the variety of baked goods that students taking the Quantity Bakeshop Production class produced as part of their final project.