Atlanta, GA (PressExposure) March 03, 2013 -- Pastry Live is proud to announce the team captains for the 2013 National Showpiece Championship. After careful consideration, eight teams of two chefs have been selected to compete on the morning of Tuesday, August 27th, 2013. Each team will choose from either chocolate or sugar to showcase their talent and ingenuity while competing for the title of National Showpiece Champions and a cash prize of $5,000. Among some of the top pastry chefs in the country, listed here are the team captains chosen to compete:
Brian Donaghy, Chocolate Delivery Systems, Buffalo, NY
Bill Foltz, L'Auberge Casino Resort, Lake Charles, LA
Alexandre Henocq, Luxor Casino, Las Vegas, NV
David Lewis, The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa, Denver, CO
Maura Metheny, Norman Love Chocolates, Fort Myers, FL
Jim Mullaney, J Mullaney Pastries, Atlanta, GA
Kelsee Newman, Sullivan University, Louisville, KY
Julian Perrigo-Jimenez, The Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco, CA
To match our exceptional competitors, our judging panel consists of the finest names in the pastry world. Among the panel are Lead Judge M.O.F. Stephane Treand, Jean-Marie Auboine and Vincent Pilon, along with other industry leaders.
Now in its third year, the National Showpiece Championship calls for competitors to push the boundaries of normal showpiece construction, but without requiring huge financial and personal sacrifices from competitors. Rather than constraining chefs with endless rules and regulations, the National Showpiece Championship is a new form of competition that encourages chefs to compete at the highest level possible.
Running from August 25th through August 27th, Pastry Live 2013 will host several competitions in addition to the National Showpiece Championship, including the Art of Cake, the Chocolatier of the Year, the Signature Plated Dessert and the Student Chocolate Challenge. Each competition will highlight the industry's premier talents, ranging from seasoned professionals to rising stars. Also featured during the three day event will be seminars instructed by world class chefs from across the country. Various topics will be covered, offering cutting edge techniques and training to help attendees advance to the next level.
For more details about Pastry Live and the National Showpiece Championship, please contact Event Producer Chef Paul Bodrogi at firstname.lastname@example.org or 678.881.9490. Further information is also available on our website at http://www.pastrylive.com.