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Pastry Live 2015 – Chocolatier of the Year Finalists Announced
By: Pastry Live
Carefully selected for their expertise and abilities, each competitor will be required to produce two different chocolates sold in their shop. As both taste and appearance are key criteria to be evaluated, each chocolatier will have to meticulously handcraft their creations in order to obtain the title of Chocolatier of the Year.
The 2015 Chocolatier of the Year finalists are:
Cesar Barachina, Turningstone Casino Resort
Ashley Baughman, Omni Homestead Resort
William Brown, William Dean Chocolates
Benjamin Kallenbach, The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge
Rachel King, Nine-Ten
Kevin Lindee, Ganache: Desserts and Confections
Brittany Mateika, Norman Love Confections
Abderrahmane Neggaz, Chocotenango
Robert Nieto, Kendall-Jackson
Osvaldo Ortega, Tout Chocolat
Nicholas Pine, Co Tout Chocolat Co. Sala
Richie Budiharto Pratadaja, FIKA NYC
Molly Rothermel, Norman Love Confections
Annie Rupani, Cacao & Cardamom
Natalya Shapiro, Chef Brulee Chocolates and Gateaux
Andrea Smith, Chocolate F/X
Kandice Stone, Omni Grove Park Inn
Charity Teague, Charity Teague Confections
Darcy Bishop Thrasher, Cero's Candies
Karl Vivier, A Cacao Affair
Johnny Wesley, Holley's Seafood and Oyster Bar
The Chocolatier of the Year competition is designed with small chocolatier business owners in mind, offering national recognition for their skills and the opportunity for these artisans to display their talents in a competitor friendly environment. In order to give the audience a voice in the judging process, attendees will have the chance to taste test the competitor’s chocolates and vote for their favorite chocolatier for the People’s Choice Award.
Pastry Live will host its fifth year at its newly found home, 200 Peachtree, Atlanta’s most centrally–located and convenient event venue. After four successful years, the event’s overwhelming growth prompted the venue change last year in order to further expand its offerings while keeping the integrity of the event intact.
With the start of year five, the anticipation for this year is high. Come join us at this memorable event!
For more details about Pastry Live, please contact Sheila Artis at firstname.lastname@example.org or 770.652.2063. Tickets and further information are also available on our website at www.pastrylive.com.