More than 30 teens from After School Matters Advanced Culinary Arts program had the opportunity to meet National Pie Champion John Sunvold and learn some of his award-winning pie-baking secrets during a MasterClass on November 10.
Chef Gale Gand—a nationally acclaimed pastry chef, cookbook author, television personality and founding partner of Chicago’s Tru restaurant—also met with After School Matters teens and other attendees and demonstrated how to make her apple pie pops.
Together, the teens baked and sold more than 200 pies—cherry, strawberry, apple, apple crumble, banana cream and coconut cream pies, as well as apple and mixed-berry galettes, at the first annual “Pie-Town” event, hosted by Loyola University on November 11. Proceeds from the sales benefitted After School Matters.
Click here to see photos of the teens with John Sunvold, Gale Gand and their pies.