Jillian MacPherson, a 2010 graduate of the Culinary Arts and Baking and Pastry Arts program at the IUP Academy of Culinary Arts, was the featured speaker on June 8, 2011, at the American Culinary Federation Groundhog Chapter in Punxsutwney, Pa.
MacPherson’s presentation, entitled, “Plated and Whole Desserts,” was a multimedia presentation and demonstration of a desert preparation called Chocolate Cask Cake.
During the presentation, she also talked to the students in the audience about what to expect on the job and how to prepare for the externship experience.
After completing her coursework in Culinary Arts and Baking and Pastry Arts in May 2010, MacPherson was hired as an extern at Kings Mill in Williamsburg, Virgina.
She has accepted a position at the Biltmore, in Asheville, N.C., and will begin her employment at the four-star, four-diamond resort property in July.