“I was willing to try it because it was something different.
”That is how Destiny Brumfield found herself, months later, winning second place for Commercial Baking in the 29thannual SkillsUSA Region I Leadership Conference and Skills Olympics held at Alfred State. Her winning entry was a two-layer cake with raspberry filling and buttercream frosting, cookies, dinner rolls, and braided bread.
This achievement also earned her the opportunity to compete at the state level. Although she did not place at the state competition, she said that all of her bakes came out very well and she received great feedback from the judges.
When asked about the baking program at WEMOCO, Brumfield said, “I loved it. I didn’t expect to enjoy it as much as I do. It was a great experience.”
“The ability to follow instructions with a clear understanding is one of Destiny’s strong points among many others. She is very safety conscious, exhibits good teamwork skills, takes pride in her work and shows initiative. She is dependable, responsible, and honest, has a positive attitude, and exhibits great leadership as well. She is one of those students that you wish you had more of in your class,” said Thomas Noto, Baking Teacher at Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES.
“I like to explore – trying new things, going to a new food place, trying something different or out of the ordinary.” This sense of adventure led her into the kitchen and, in the fall, it will take her to Niagara Community College where she will study Baking and Pastry Arts.