Last week the winners of the 28th Hyatt Regency – Make-A-Wish Foundation annual gingerbread lane competition were announced with LaSalle College Vancouver’s Baking & Pastry Arts and Culinary students in collaboration with the 3D modeling students taking first place in the amateur category. There were over 30 entries in this year’s competition and this is the second time out of the last three years LaSalle College Vancouver’s students have taken the gold medal.
In addition to the prizes awarded, there will also be a people’s choice award which is open to all entries and decided by people who donate to the Make-A-Wish foundation and voting on their favorite display. We would encourage everyone to take the trip downtown to view the displays and vote.
Special congratulations go to our Baking and Pastry Arts students: Trong Long Do, Orkun Duygulu, RunHan Liu, Hsian-Jung Chu, Thi Thu Trang Nguyen, Laura Vallejo Bernal, Thi Mai Phuong Duong, Yvonne Zhao, MengShan Chun and Yi-Tai Lee.
Special congratulations go to the following 3D modelling students as part of their Sculpture class: Fadi Said Abou, Lyst Evelyn Ramirez, Amanda Lucia Thomas Marmolejo, Danielle Akemi Shiramizu, Arshdeep Singh, Elvina, Miguel Herrera Castilla, Yungi He, Pi-Hsien Tu, Zugi Li and Courtney April Leatham.
Additional credit: Chef Mandy Vial, Chef Tim Budd, Chef Paul Massincaud, Chef Alexey Schastlivenko and Sarita Baker -Sculpture instructor.
Over 20,000 visitors each year visit the Hyatt Regency Vancouver to admire the culinary creations and vote for their favourite gingerbread house. The attraction is free, with an additional display in support of Make-A-Wish where donations are collected!
Gingerbread Lane is ideal for people of all ages. Expect to stay for between 10 and 30 minutes, all depending on your interest in gingerbread houses. Come enjoy one of Vancouver's top holiday attractions and support the granting of future wishes while you're there!
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