When two OCC students were chosen to participate in the Jeopardy-style American Culinary Federation Culinary Knowledge Bowl at the end of this month in Atlantic City, they needed to raise money to get there. On Valentine’s Day they held up a pop-up fundraiser in Bechamel’s on the first floor of the Gordon Student Center. Hospitality Management students Rose Thompson (Westhill High School) and Grace Beard (Newfield High School on Long Island) set up shop with 800 truffles to sell. The price was $2 each or $10 for a box of six. The truffles went fast as students and college employees came in looking for a midday treat or a gift for a friend.
Thompson and Beard will be competing in the Culinary Knowledge Bowl as members of a team along with students from SUNY Morrisville and Syracuse University.
Good luck to Rose Thompson and Grace Beard!