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PICA Alumni Win at the 2011 Quady Winery Dessert Competition

posted on May 19, 2011

Held at PICA it was a meeting of great pastry minds on Sunday, March 13th when over a dozen of our top local pastry cooks, chefs and students took over the kitchens at PICA for the 23rd Annual Quady Winery Dessert Competition.  The challenge: create a delightful dessert to pair with Quady Essensia Orange Muscat.  The result:  some of the prettiest plates of mousses, chocolates, reductions, cakes and gellees around!  Congratulations to all participants and an extra big congratulations to the Top Three finalists including our Advanced Pastry student Maria “Lula” Darquier, who picked up her 'Top Student' award at the ‘Celebrating Excellence Award Lunch’ at the Vancouver Playhouse International Wine festival, and placed 2nd overall.  The winner was Lisa Ip, of the Four Seasons Hotel (who is also a PICA alum).

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