FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nov. 20, 2009
Contact: Cydney Archie
MUW culinary students work with master pastry chef in Sedona
COLUMBUS, Miss.− Twelve students from the Culinary Arts Institute at Mississippi University for Women, an institute of the School of Professional Studies, recently attended the Andre Renard SugArt Artistic School in Sedona, Ariz.
The students were exposed to using sugar as a form of art and learned different techniques to make sugar decorations and sculptures.
Josie Monk, a senior culinary student from Jackson, said, “I learned a component in the culinary world that I can fully work with that not many others can. Those who can work with sugar are few and far between.”
This was the first time the MUW culinary students attended another school. Master Pastry Chef Andre Renard has been to MUW, but the humidity in Mississippi is not ideal for working with sugar.
Chef Erich Ogle, an instructor in the CAI, noted he enjoyed the trip and wants to visit a chocolate school in the future.
The trip was sponsored by the Hearin Foundation.