|Dear Friends and Culinary Enthusiasts!
As we countdown to Pastry Live Weekend next week August 26-28th, we present our third installment of the Pastry Postcard special miniseries featuring past events that contributed to the evolution. This week's Pastry Postcard takes us back to:
2009 Casting Challenge
Countdown to August 26-28th (that's next weekend) in Atlanta, Georgia!
(Miniseries 3 of 4) Pastry Postcard-Special
Another opportunity for us to sponsor a Sugar Art Casting Challenge came about in 2009. That year, the event was held at and hosted by Johnson & Wales University, Charlotte campus. The event leader was Chef Instructor Robert Epskamp. As usual, Chef Rob went far above the call of duty by spending his personal time to help his students train and prepare for the event. The results are great! Each student team brought something new to the table. Thank you Chef Robert and Johnson & Wales!
Have a peek at what the students presented, visit Pastry Postcards!
Look out next week for the final installation-the 2011 Sugar Art Casting Challenge!
The two-day seminars are taught by renowned pastry chefs Jean-Marie Auboine, Susan Notter with Karen Portaleo, and Stéphane Tréand, MOF, on August 26th & 27th.
On the 28th, The National Showpiece Championship kicks off. This year's teams include Andy Chlebana & Nancy Carey, Tracy DeWitt & David Smoake, Heather Hurlbert & Natasha Capper, Yoni Morales & Alfredo Rueda and Jim Mullaney & David Ramirez. The teams have six hours to build one showpiece either in sugar or chocolate. With no theme and few limits, the results are sure to be like nothing we've seen before!
For more information and to buy tickets to this affordable bonanza of pastry talent, visit www.PastryLive.com (Other ticket combinations are available. Come see what fits your interests. Get 20% off seminars with coupon code 'MOLDSCHOOL'.)
Best wishes for a memorable Summer!
Michael Joy & Beatrice Schneider
The Chicago School of Mold Making
46 Lake Street, Oak Park, IL 60302