Pastry Live 2013
The goal of the Pastry Live Showpiece Championship is to raise the artistic and competition skills of more top level chefs, in the process enriching the whole pastry community. It is organized to overcome the time constraints and resource requirements chefs experience in other competitions, making it possible for skilled chefs to participate at the highest level competition without making extraordinary personal and financial sacrifices.

Eight teams of two chefs choose either chocolate or sugar as their showpiece medium. To qualify for the competition, each team leader received either a medal or best in show at a major pastry competition. The team leaders were then free to choose a partner without any restrictions in regard to prior competitive recognition or experience.

Teams are given 6 hours in which to prepare their competition entry and have a chance to win a share of over $5,000 in cash and prizes. The winning showpiece will earn its team the title of National Showpiece Champions.

Congratulations to the winners:

Best Overall/Most Excellent Showpiece:
Best Chocolate Showpiece:

Team Captain Maura Metheny
Norman Love Chocolates,
Fort Myers, FL

Dan Forgey
Norman Love Chocolates,
Fort Myers, FL

Best Sugar Showpiece,
Best Artistry,
and Competitor’s Choice:

Team Captain Bill Foltz
L’Auberge Casino Resort, Lake Charles, LA

Arlety Estevez
L’auberge Casino Hotel, Baton Rouge, LA

Audience Choice:

Team Captain Jim Mullaney
J Mullaney Pastries, Atlanta, GA

Alex Hwang
Cherokee Town & Country Club, Atlanta, GA

Sponsor’s Choice:

Team Captain
Julian Perrigo-Jimenez
The Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco, CA

Andrea Alfaro
Carmel Valley Ranch, Carmel, CA

Please credit the photographer for their photos (name is in title of image):

Nick Squires at Amoretti
Sean Healey
Kricket Kirkpatrick

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