Hospitality Program Wins Best Taste
The National Park College (NPC) Hospitality and Tourism program won first place for “Best Taste” and second place for “People’s Choice” at the 2018 Cooperative Christian Ministries and Clinic Chocolate Festival.
After weeks of recipe testing, they came up with the triple chocolate cappuccino flavor. Students prepared 900 mini cupcakes for the event, which was hosted at the Embassy Suites.
“Everyone loves coffee and chocolate so we figured why not put the two flavors together,”
said Cherokee Troxel, hospitality student. Instead of doing conventional icing, fillings
and batter, the students created a chocolate chunk mocha flavored batter filled with
chocolate panna cotta custard and topped with an airy chocolate mocha mousse. Topping
off the dessert was a sprinkle of edible gold glitter.
Hospitality student Trinity Taylor said, “It was really nice to come together as a group to do a project outside of the classroom that benefited a worthy cause.”
Pictured back row from left to right is instructor, Eve Victory with students Tiffany Johnson, Hailee Cooper, Austin Bledsoe, Trinity Taylor, Cherokee Troxel, Chakelia Summerville, Sarah Emery, Brittania Williams, Tiffany Newborne, Dedrick Johnson, and Charles Johnson. Front row, Arianna Bliss, Makiyah Johnson, and Joy Victory. Photo by Paul Shepard.