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Culinary, Fashion Institutes Collaborate on Unique Creations

SLCC Culinary Institute Chef Jeffery Coker photographs culinary alumna Bronté Mock with the design that inspired her cake (pictured at right).

Good Taste: A Dialogue Between Couture and Confection at SLCC’s South City Campus (1575 S. State St., Salt Lake City)

"Good Taste" is a unique exhibition that joins fashion design and culinary arts. The event is presented by Salt Lake Community College faculty and students and SLCC alumnus Michael Ryan Andolsek. For the exhibition, SLCC culinary alumni were paired with current SLCC fashion students to create cakes based on the students’ original fashion designs. The exhibition will showcase both the students’ designs as well as photographs of the cakes created by SLCC’s culinary graduates.

Michael Ryan Andolsek explains a design to SLCC President Deneece G. Huftalin, who is wearing one of his creations.

The idea for the “Good Taste” exhibit originated from a past collaboration between Andolsek and the international group Sugar Art for Autism, which created 53 cakes inspired by Andolsek’s clothing designs. Andolsek, who is autistic, originally worked with Sugar Art for Autism in April 2019 as part of the group’s annual awareness campaign.

“Good Taste: A Dialogue between Couture & Confection” will be on display from Dec. 18 to Jan. 31 in the George S. & Dolores Doré Eccles Art Gallery at the SLCC South City Campus.

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