Susan Sumerlin, who graduates this May, worked with Debbie Boney to create another masterpiece. It featured hand-crafted, pink and yellow fondant flowers. "We decided to go bright and bold," says Summerlin who plans to open a mobile dessert truck next year.
"This program has been amazing, and the teachers are kind and patient,” Boney says. “They take their time to explain things in detail and speak encouraging words to us." Boney hopes to open a chef school for children after graduation.
Instructor Karin Grice, who is a pastry chef at Captain George’s Seafood Restaurant, says, "We run the gamut in this class and bake everything from quick breads, yeast breads and pastry dough, to pretzels, pies, cupcakes, scones and cream puffs. Working closely in the kitchens, students become a family of sorts and help each other whenever possible."