Twenty-two elaborate and fanciful gingerbread houses created by students from the baking and pastry arts associate degree program and the baking production diploma program at Milwaukee Area Technical College will be on display from Saturday, Dec. 7, through Monday, Dec. 16, at the Milwaukee Public Market, 400 N. Water St. The public is encouraged to view and bid on the houses. Proceeds from silent auctions for each house will be used to offer scholarships to students in baking programs through the MATCFoundation, Inc.
Industry professionals will judge the houses for design and quality. Visitors are also invited to vote for the “People’s Choice” scholarship winner. Scholarship awards will be presented to the winners of the competition at a ceremony that begins at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Dec.16. Results of the silent auctions also will be announced at the ceremony, and auction winners may take the houses with them that evening.
The Wisconsin Bakers Association provides $1,500 in prizes as well as medals for the winners.
The market is open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call Cheryl Miranda at (414) 297-6972.
Wisconsin’s largest technical college and one of the most diverse two-year institutions in the Midwest, Milwaukee Area Technical College is a key driver of southeastern Wisconsin’s economy and has provided innovative education in the region since 1912. Nearly 35,000 students per year attend the college’s four campuses and community-based sites or learn online. MATC offers affordable and accessible education and training opportunities that empower and transform lives in the community. The college offers more than 150 academic programs; transfer options leading to bachelor’s degrees with more than 35 four-year colleges and universities. Overwhelmingly, MATC graduates build careers and businesses in southeastern Wisconsin. The college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, the national standard for academics and student services.