Pastry Live 2013 - Signature Plated Dessert Finalists Announced

Atlanta, GA (PressExposure) April 11, 2013 -- Pastry Live is pleased to announce the pastry chefs competing in the 2013 Signature Plated Dessert competition. Ten of the nation's premier pastry talents have been chosen to create and present exquisite desserts best representing each chef's signature culinary style. On Monday, August 26th, each of the following will compete to be named as having the nation's top dessert:

Nina Acosta, Hyatt Regency Denver, Denver, CO

Joseph Baker, Le Cordon Bleu, Dallas, TX

Charles Barrett, the Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta, Atlanta, GA

Ami Dand, A Legendary Event, Atlanta, GA

Virginette Fitzpatrick, University Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Joel Gonzalez, JW Marriott Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV

Jove T. Hubbard, David Burke's Primehouse in the James Hotel Chicago, Chicago, IL

Samantha Mendoza, Triniti, Houston, TX

Thomas Raquel, Acadia, Chicago, IL

Kayla Swartout, the Hermitage Hotel, Nashville, TN

The Signature Plated Dessert competition brings to light both the delicate beauty of plated desserts and the talented chefs that create them. Not only is each skillful competitor featured, but the businesses they represent as well. Each competitor is encouraged to craft an elegant, well-balanced dessert, as well as revolutionary creations that display their culinary flair and expertise.

Pastry Live 2013, to be held August 25th, 26th and 27th, will also host several other competitions in addition to the Signature Plated Dessert competition, including the Art of Cake, the Chocolatier of the Year, the National Showpiece Championship and the Student Chocolate Challenge. Highlighted during these competitions will be some of the nation's foremost talents. Additionally, the three day event will feature seminars instructed by the top names in the industry. Various topics will be covered, offering cutting edge techniques and training to help attendees advance to the next skill level.

For more details about Pastry Live and the Signature Plated Dessert competition, please contact Event Producer Paul Bodrogi at or (678) 881-9490. Further information is also available on our website at

About Pastry Live

Paul Bodrogi CEPC
Pastry Live Event Producer
Phone: (678) 881-9490

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Press Release Submitted On: April 11, 2013 at 9:03 pm
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