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Stephanie Graziani

Professional Baking and Pastry Arts

Vancouver Island University third-year baking apprentice Stephanie Graziani entered her magnificent chocolate and sugar sculpture at the Salon du Chocolat competition in Vancouver last month.

While some artists sculpt in marble, wood, stone or cement, Stephanie Graziani prefers something a bit softer and more edible.

The 21-year-old Vancouver Island University third-year baking apprentice makes magnificent chocolate and sugar sculptures, which she... more

Paul Aboud

Professional Baking and Pastry Arts

The Baking program at VIU was an excellent exposure to the wise set of skills one can actually make use of in a real world bakery situation. As well as the technical aspects of baking and pastry we were taught, there was also a thorough education in the theories and science behind much of what happens when you bake. Our teachers, Mr. Barnett and Chef Harper, were thorough and patient, taking us from mere novices to experienced new bakers. I cannot say enough good things about the staff... more

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