Bistro Savoir Sales Support Culinary Arts

#1327 | November 28, 2012

SAVANNAH – The Savannah Technical College Foundation Community Council raised just under $5,000 in the first Bistro Savoir pre-Thanksgiving sale of artisan breads and desserts made by students in the College’s Culinary Arts baking and pastry program.

      “We really weren’t sure what to expect, so to sell out nearly everything we offered is tremendous,” said Gail Eubanks, STC executive director of institutional advancement and communications. “More than 150 people ordered and were delighted with their purchase, many even asked to be notified when we do this again.” Proceeds from the sale will go toward the purchase of a $16,000 commercial wood-fired oven that will be used in the College’s new baking and pastry program. “We knew we wouldn’t be able to fund the purchase of the oven this time. The response was so terrific, we are already planning our next sale in the spring.”

      The Community Council is a volunteer group of up and coming young professionals who advocate for the College in our community. For the Bistro Savoir sale, Council members hosted tastings in a variety of public and private venues. One tasting, sponsored by National Office Systems, directly resulted in $800 in orders, according to Eubanks.

     The baking and pastry program, begun in Fall 2102, is the only specialty program of its kind in the Technical College System of Georgia. The curriculum focuses on the art of creating tasty baked goods, pastries, and confections, from traditional bread baking to beautiful showpieces. Students learn a variety of international and classical pastries and desserts using basic and advanced techniques, which meet industry quality standards. Nearly 30 students are currently enrolled in the program. Many students complete the traditional Culinary Arts curriculum and then continue their studies in baking and pastry.


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