US Pastry Competition

The Winners of the 2013 US Pastry Competition
The Winners of the 2013 U.S. Pastry Competition 

Paris Gourmet presents the 25th Annual U.S. Pastry Competition on Sunday, March 2, 2014, where 20 rising stars of the pastry world have been selected to compete for the coveted title, Pastry Chef of the Year.

The event is hosted by Paris Gourmet, a leading specialty food importer and distributor sourcing products worldwide with service throughout the North America. Board members of the Societe Culinaire Philanthropique, one of the oldest and most prestigious chef associations in the world, preside over the judging procedures. The event is co-sponsored by Cacao Noel Chocolate, Pastry 1 (pastry ingredients), Beurremont Butter, Gourmand and Maison de Choix.

The U.S. Pastry Competition is America's most prestigious pastry competition. The event allows leading pastry chefs to showcase their talents by creating advanced dessert and chocolate bonbon recipes exhibited along with highly technical sugar and chocolate sculpted showpieces. The 2014 showpiece theme will be "Film Animation".

All attendees are invited to view the exhibited showpieces and watch the awards ceremony on Sunday at 4:00pm at the pastry competition arena. Contest awards total over $10,000.00. The showpieces will remain on view for the duration of the International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York.

View highlights from the 24th Pastry Competition here:

The 2013 theme was "Women". 
The winning showpiece was presented by Ben Shelton of Pre-Gel USA.  He created a sugar and chocolate sculpture inspired by the first woman, Eve.  

 "Pastry Chef of the Year"
Awards Ceremony and Exhibit Viewing

Sunday, March 2, 2014
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Awards Ceremony at 4:00pm in the pastry competition arena.

2014 Finalists just announced!  

Bruno Feldeisen - Four Seasons Hotel, Vancouver BC
Kivanc Kaymak - FontaineBleau, Miami FL 
Eric Kalaboke - St. Regis, New York NY 
Pedro Gomez - Calihan Catering, Chicago IL 
Monica Ng - Sirio Ristorante, New York NY 
Arlety Estevez - L'Auberge Casino & Hotel, Baton Rouge LA 
Ruwan Kamburapolage - The Hurricane, New York NY 
Pierre Poulin - Aureole, New York NY 
Yoshikazu Kizu - The Ritz Carlton, Orlando FL 
Cher Harris - The Hotel Hershey, Hershey PA 
Joseph Cumm - he Pennsylvania School of Culinary Arts 
Kimberly Schielke - The Pluckemin Inn, Bedminster, NJ 

See the showpieces created by America's leading pastry chefs and new products from the sponsors.

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