Teams of two from the Professional Baking programs from the Long Island, N.Y., Philadelphia, Pa. and Newark, N.J. campuses will compete to see who is the king or queen of cupcakes among Star Career Academy students.
Teams of cooking school students will have two-and-a-half hours to produce four-dozen of their very best cupcakes. Each cupcake must have three components - cake, filling and icing - and all cupcakes must be identical. The Long Island team gets “home kitchen advantage” for this year’s competition after winning last year’s inaugural contest.
"Our culinary students are being prepared to work in professional kitchens throughout the region – and the country,” said Chef Victory McNulty, director of culinary and hospitality programs at Star Career Academy. "A competition like this provides a pressure-packed environment that can only help students be prepared for the working kitchen.”
All team's recipes are required to be submitted in advance in order to allow Chef McNulty a chance to approve ingredients. A panel of judges will base scoring on taste, decoration and originality.
Competition sponsors include Mercer Cutlery, Ace Endico Food Purveyors and Ultimate Image Uniforms.
About Star Career Academy
With eight schools in three states, Star Career Academy is a New Jersey-based family of private, post-secondary career schools providing career training in medical, business and culinary arts fields. Star Career Academy’s programs provide students with the real world job training that prepares them for entry-level positions upon graduation. Star Career Academy is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). For important consumer information, visitwww.starcareeracademy.com/