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Coila Farrell bakes winning raisin bread

Friday, October 16, 2009

Dancing RaisinCoila Farrell, assistant instructor in the Department of  Housing and Dining, placed third in the America's Best Raisin Bread Contest recently at the American Institute of Baking, Manhattan.

Farrell entered Golden Harvest Raisin Bread with Toasted Walnuts.

She is a hotel and restaurant management graduate.

“I was really proud of Coila. Her technique was wonderful and her bread looked absolutely fantastic,” said Mary Molt, assistant professor. “A special thanks to Fern Mayfield and Sarah Severns for all their work to help Coila shine.”

California Raisin Marketing Board sponsored the competition which drew 30 bakers from around the country.

Farrell was awarded an all-expense paid trip to California in March. She will visit the home office of the California Raisin Marketing Board, the Culinary Institute of America, and other attractions.

This article was posted on Friday, October 16, 2009, and is filed under Hospitality Management.