Pastry Live 2015
This year Pastry Live's National Showpiece Championship went international:

Most Excellent/Best Overall, Sponsors Choice, Audience Choice, & Best Chocolate:
Kengo Akabame, Imperial Hotel Tokyo &
Toshinori Akishiro, Imperial Hotel Tokyo

Best Sugar Showpiece:
Cori Schlemmer, L’Auberge Casino Resort Lake Charles
Rachel Young, L’Auberge Casino Resort Lake Charles

Competitors’ Choice:
Julie Eslinger, Colorado Convention Center
Mariana Ramirez, Colorado Convention Center

Best Artistry:
Lionel Touya, Jean-Marie Auboine Chocolates
Christophe Rull, MGM Grand

For the Signature Plated dessert the plates we as delicious as they were beautiful. The winners:
1st Nicolas Blouin, ROSEWOOD MANSION
2nd Vincent Attali, Joël Robuchon & L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon at MGM Grand, Las Vegas
3rd Michael Craig, St. Regis, Atlanta

And for the Student Chocolate Challenge:
1st Emily Holtz (Pennsylvania School of Culinary Arts)
2nd Brooke Ball (Joliet Junior College)
3rd Megan Kuk (Joliet Junior College

Congratulations to the winners and competitors!

...more photos to come ;)
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