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Dear Friends and Culinary Enthusiasts,
What a Summer it's turning out to be! With sunscreen and shades we head off to work. Besides enjoying Chicago's wonderful activities, Michael Joy is teaching ONE more mold making class, this edition of Pastry Postcards features the Pastry MOF in Paris and Pastry Live has announced the team captains for upcoming National Showpiece Championship!

So, without further ado...

A class at the Chicago School Of Mold MakingLast of the 2012 Mold Making Class Dates

July 9, Monday- 9am-5pm
July 10, Tuesday- 9am-5pm
July 11, Wednesday- 8am-2pm

While we can't compress all of Michael's skill and 20 years experience into three days, you will leave with a solid understanding, invaluable information and all of the molds you make in class. Cost: $1,150.00 = $800.00 for the three day class, plus $350.00 for the tool kit and silicone material (all of which you take home). For more details and discounted room rates visit Classes on our website or call us at 708-660-9707.

Pastry PostcardPastry MOF Paris France 2011
Thanks to the Kings of Pastry more chefs are aware of what's involved to earn the title of Meilleur Ouvrier de France (Best Craftsman in France). Witnessing the final work from the MOF competitors is a humbling honor. This level of craftsmanship is not seen anywhere else in the world...Join us in Pastry Postcards.

CacaoBarry's L’Art du Chocolatier ChallengeJune 2012 Showcase
Cacao Barry's L’Art du Chocolatier Challenge this past month presented an excellent oppurtunity for pastry talent in the United States to shine. Simon Bregardis, Assistant Executive Pastry Chef, Bellagio Hotel & Resort won First Place. Second place and Best Tasting was awarded to Florent Cheveau, pastry chef at Jean-Philippe Pâtisserie, Las Vegas and third place to Russ Thayer, assistant pastry chef at PreGel America, North Carolina. Congratulations Chefs, we look forward to more of your outstanding work!

Please visit our Showcase for photos of the winners and showpieces.

Pastry Live Team-Captains Announced
PRLog (Press Release) - Jun 08, 2012 -Pastry Live is proud to announce the team captains for the 2012 National Showpiece Championship. After careful consideration, eight teams of two chefs have been chosen to compete on the morning of Sunday, August 5th, 2012. Each team will choose from either chocolate or sugar to showcase their innovation and talent while competing for the title of National Showpiece Champions. Among some of the top pastry chefs in the country, here are the team captains selected to compete:

Pastry Live August 3,4,5 2012 • Thierry Aujard, Sweet Prosperity Bakery LLC
• Geoffrey Blount, Central Piedmont Community College,
  Charlotte, NC
• Joshua Cain, The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte, NC
• Brian Donaghy, The Criollo Group LLC, Buffalo, NY
• Michelle Garcia, The Bleeding Heart Bakery, Chicago, IL
• Theresa Gwizdaloski, RICK Moonen’s RM Seafood,
  Las Vegas, NV
• Gonzalo Jimenez, Hyatt Regency, New Orleans, LA
• Daniel Keadle, Grand Hyatt, San Antonio, TX

 To match our exceptional competitors, our judging panel consists of the finest in the industry. Among the panel are Lead Judge M.O.F. Stéphane Tréand, Vincent Pilon, Michelle Tampakis and, the winner of last year’s National Showpiece Championship and Best Chocolate Showpiece, Andy Chlebana.

Join us at Pastry Live August 3, 4, and 5. See you in Atlanta! For more information, visit Pastry

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Until next time, shine on!

Beatrice Schneider & Michael Joy
Chicago School of Mold Making
46 Lake Street, Oak Park, IL 60302
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