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The “Food Engineering” competition was held at the Higher School of Biotechnology and Food Production of the Institute of Biomedical Systems and Biotechnologies of St. Petersburg Polytechnic University from February 26 to March 2. Students from schools and colleges in St. Petersburg learned how to make marmalade and beetroot desserts.

In a remote format, the competition participants listened to lectures “Plant pigments in functional nutrition” and “Molecular gastronomy in food engineering”. After that, they had to face the face-to-face stage – solving cases. Schoolchildren completed assignments on the topic “Marmalade Engineering.” They learned about the beneficial properties, range and quality indicators of jelly products, mastered the preparation technology and rules for serving marmalade.

College students solved the case “Structure and Color Engineering.” They studied the functional properties of biologically active substances in beets, methods of culinary processing to preserve betalain pigments, types of structure formers and their technological properties. The guys also mastered the technology of preparing sweet dishes and snacks from beets with a given texture.

The final stage of the competition was the presentation of the results by the participating teams. The winners in the “Marmalade Engineering” case were Ilaria Chaginskaya from Lyceum No. 389 and Daria Bazanova from School No. 386 in the Kirov District. Second place went to the team of school No. 283 – Adelina Gnezdikova and Danila Mikhailov.

Among college students, the top three were as follows: first place – Violetta Lebedintseva and Veronika Predybaylo from the College of Culinary Arts, second place – Yunia Frolova and Sergey Shekherev from the Institute of Secondary Vocational Education of St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, third place – Valeria Neustroyeva and Emilia Markaryan from the College of Business and Technology.

2nd year ISPO students Yunia and Sergey participated in such a competition for the first time, so they were very pleased with the second result.

We will take into account the mistakes and next time we will definitely do everything for maximum points. We prepared mousse with mango sauce, and, I admit, I have never tasted anything tastier than ours! I think that our dessert can be positioned as dietary. I was very impressed by Polytechnic, I’m seriously thinking about enrolling in your university,” shared Yunia Frolova.

The guys demonstrated not only sweet dishes. Thus, third place was awarded to the vegetable dessert “Stone Flower”. This is beet jelly with cucumber decoration and pumpkin cream sauce.

There was nothing complicated in the preparation, the process was fun. For the first time, we showed the third result, which is very good. Thanks to the competition, I learned not to be afraid to combine different textures, tastes, and ingredients with each other,” said Valeria Neustroeva, a 3rd year student at the College of Business and Technology.

The “Food Engineering” competition is very popular among school and college students in St. Petersburg and other regions of Russia. Its goal is career guidance and attracting talented applicants to the Polytechnic University. Participants acquire skills in scientific activities and design of healthy food products in the “Food Quality Control” laboratory, and implement their project in the “Food Technologies” laboratory. Many contestants end up becoming polytechnicians,” noted Valeria Bychenkova, associate professor at the Higher School of Biology and Applied Sciences.

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