Culinary Arts Academy builds North Pole at Pacific Palms


Students at the Baldwin Park Community Education Culinary Arts Academy assembled a 30-foot North Pole complete with reindeer, cottages and a river made of sugar.

The display at the Pacific Palms Hotel & Conference center was built by a dozen students from the academy, which meets at the closed Valencia Elementary School campus in Covina.

Students built the mock North Pole in one week, and they made everything from scratch.