Get ready for the holidays with Gingerbread 101

A free Gingerbread 101 workshop will be taught by Grove Park Inn chefs from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13. The event will prepare participants for the National Gingerbread House Competition, which happens every holiday season at The Grove Park Inn in Asheville.

This workshop will demonstrate the basic skills required for the creation of a successful gingerbread structure. From 2 to 4 p.m., Chef Geoffrey Blount will showcase specialized pastry skills, transportation tips, scoring guidelines and more. This demonstration will benefit both beginners and those with more advanced skills. Blount heads up the baking and pastry arts program at Central Piedmont Community College and has won numerous culinary awards.

Recipes, entry forms and other useful information will also be available at the demonstration.

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