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Johnson & Wales Students Build Gingerbread Village at Carowinds

Lisa Stryker

Director of Communications

Arriving on site armed with an assortment of sweets and piping bags full of icing cement, a team of Johnson & Wales University students, led by Chef Jon Kimbrough, built a gingerbread village beneath a Christmas tree in Mrs. Claus’s Kitchen this week. Their beautiful handiwork is on display for all WinterFest guests through December 30.

A student puts the finishing touches on a gingerbread house.

The students used a variety of techniques to decorate their houses, and each one is unique.

Students constructing the gingerbread village.

The gingerbread village is nestled beneath a Christmas tree in Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen.

Thank you, Johnson & Wales students! 

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