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NASHOBA TECH EARNS JUST DESSERTS AT ‘SWEET INDULGENCE’ EVENT
NASHOBA TECH EARNS JUST DESSERTS AT ‘SWEET INDULGENCE’ EVENT
Posted on 03/09/2016
NASHOBA TECH EARNS JUST DESSERTS AT ‘SWEET INDULGENCE’ EVENTSweet Indulgence 3
Putting together Nashoba Tech’s entry, the Mini-Tropical Fruit Taco, in the “Night of Sweet Indulgence” event at the UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center are, from left, Michaela Casey (senior, Peppered), Sean DeFreitas (senior, Pepperell), Trevor Barry (junior, Peppered), Lexi Sei (junior, Lowell) and Chef-Instructor Carley Engle.

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Nashoba Tech’s Mini-Tropical Fruit Taco, which finished among the top three desserts at the “Night of Sweet Indulgence” event at the UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center.

 WESTFORD — Many people in the Nashoba and Merrimack valleys know that Nashoba Tech's Culinary Arts program produces some of the best entrées around.

        Now they know they can top off their meal with an award-winning 
dessert after that prize entrée.

        Nashoba Tech’s Culinary Arts students and staff competed in the 
recent “Evening of Sweet Indulgence” at the UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center, and the school placed in the top three desserts with its Mini-Tropical Fruit Taco.

        “Top three is unbelievable, considering the competition,” said Chef-Instructor Carley Engle. “The kids did a wonderful job.”

        Engle said people at the event couldn’t say enough about the school’s dessert.

        “I can’t tell you how many people came up to us and said we had the best dessert because it was pretty much the only one without chocolate in it,” she said.

        “It’s a really refreshing dessert,” Sean DeFreitas, a senior from Pepperell who attended the event. “People loved the flavors.”

        Other establishments in the competition included, 50 Warren, 
Angelina’s, Burton’s Grille, Cobblestones, Holiday Inn, Karma, Moonstones, Orange Leaf, Owen and Ollie’s, Starbucks, Tuscan Kitchen, The Candy Dish, The Chocolate Truffle, Two Chefs Are Better Than One, and the United Teen Equality Center.

        The event was hosted by Billy Costa of KISS-108 FM radio and “The 
Dining Playbook.”

        Now, as for the entrée, Nashoba Tech’s in-school restaurant, The Elegant Chef, staffed by students in the Culinary Arts and Hotel & Restaurant Management programs, has won Best Entrée six of the last nine years at the Nashoba Valley Chamber of Commerce’s annual Taste of Nashoba Valley competition.

        The Elegant Chef is gearing up for this year’s event, which is planned for Tuesday, March 22, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., at Lawrence Academy in Groton.

       Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. For 
more information, visit Nashoba.preview.gochambermaster.com.