August 20, 21, 22, 2016
200 Peachtree
Atlanta, GA 30303

Pastry Live 2016

Pastry Live 2016
August 20-22, 2016

Three days full of exciting competitions and stimulating classes!

Venue for 2016!

The Venue for 2016!

200 Peachtree St NW
Atlanta, GA 30303-1704

Pastry Live 2016 is being held in the Grand Atrium at 200 Peachtree. Visit the our Hospitality Page for more information.

Pastry Live Seminars

Pastry Live Seminars

Pastry Live seminars are designed to help pastry chefs learn the skills they need to get to the next level. Four educational seminars with five of the industry’s top pastry chefs take place over the course of two days. These pastry chefs share the expertise and knowledge that has ranked them among the best in their class.READ MORE
Chocolatier of the Year

Chocolatier of the Year

A true highlight of the Pastry Live Weekend, ten chocolatiers from across the country submit two of their finest chocolates for review. One chocolate is to be their best available in-store and the other, a specialty enrobed chocolate. READ MORE
Chocolatier of the Year

Signature Plated Dessert

In front of the judges and audience, some of the region's best restaurant pastry chefs create eight plates of one dessert that best represents their signature culinary style. Not only are the skills of these talented chefs featured, but also the restaurants they represent. READ MORE
Student Chocolate Challenge

Student Chocolate Challenge

The Student Chocolate Challenge offers students the opportunity to experience the world of competitions, while allowing schools to come together in a friendly, competitive environment. Current baking and pastry students from schools across the country are asked to create and present chocolate showpieces exhibiting their creativity and talents.READ MORE
Latest entries

Pastry Live 2016 Winners

The Showpiece Championship





showpiece winner alison

Showpiece Championship Winner

photo credit: Alison Hill

Signature Plated Dessert

1st PLACE – BENJAMIN KALLENBACH The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge


Benjamin Kallenbach

Signature Plated Dessert Winner Benjamin Kallenbach

Chocolatier of the Year

1st PLACE – MOLLY COOK Norman Love Confections

2nd PLACE – OSWALDO ORTEGA Tout Chocolate Mexico

AUDIENCE CHOICE – MOLLY COOK Norman Love Confections

Pastry Live-Molly Cook-Chocolatier of the Year photo by Beatricess

Photo credit: Beatricess

Chocolatier of the Year Winner Molly Cook

Ice Cream Cup

1st PLACE – RAY BLANCHARD The Everglades Club

2nd PLACE – MAGGIE GIBBS Wild Flour Confectionery


Ice Cream Cup Winner

photo credit: Alison Hill

Art of Cake Sculpted

1st PLACE – HANNAH MCBRIDE The Everglades Club

2nd PLACE – JOHANNA WYSS Paasche Airbrush Company


Wining Sculpted Cake

photo credit: Alison Hill

Art of Cake Tiered


2nd PLACE – S. TINA HALDEMAN Omni Grove Park Inn

tiered Winner

Winning Tiered Cake

photo credit: Alison Hill

Student Chocolate Challenge


2nd PLACE – LINDSEY BENWAY International School of Culinary Arts



Student Showpiece Winner

photo credit: Alison Hill


Sign up to Compete at Pastry Live 2017

Do you have what it takes? Signups have begun for Pastry Live 2017

Competition Theme for 2016

The Instruments of Art: Celebrating the tools of the Artist

Announcing this years theme for the Showpiece Championship, Art of Cake Sculpted and Tiered division and the Student Chocolate Challenge.

Photos from Pastry Live 2015!

Pastry Live 2015 PhotosThe 2015 Pastry Live went international. Congratulations to the winners and competitors!

View Photos from the Event!

Saturday Seminars 2016

 Saturday Seminar Chefs doors open at 8:15   9 – 10:30 Entremets/petit gateaux. Chef Scott Green will be demonstrating Entremets/petit gateaux. Chef Green is Executive Pastry Chef at The Langham, Chicago & Travelle Kitchen + Bar. ‪#‎pastrylive‬ is really looking forward to this one. Chefs accomplishments are many but most recently he was a member of the U.S. Team that achieved the Bronze Medal at the Coupe du Monde de la Patisserie, the world’s most esteemed pastry competition, becoming the first U.S. team to reach the podium in a decade. Chef Green was also named one of the Top Ten Pastry Chefs... Read More

2016 Student Chocolate Challenge Competitors

Daniel Rodriguez, Kendall College

Aashrit Abhinav Sundar, Kendall College

Lindsey Benway, The International Culinary School at the Art Institute of Atlanta

Randy Van Hooser, Virginia College of Chattanooga

Ayanna Mathis, Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Atlanta

Announcing the competitors for the 2016 Pastry Live Art of Cake competition

Art of Cake Tiered


Renee Loranger
Hollywood Casino

Monique Antoine

Karlie Story
Indiana Memorial Union

Amanda Glover
Carrie Marie Sweets

Demetria Carswell
Sweet Dees

Tayler Matin
Le Cordon Bleu

Sara Williams
Cakehouse on Main

Arthur Shapiro
Chef Brulee Chocolates and Gateaux

Coli Medina
Jonathan’s Landing Golf club

Matthew P Steinbronn
Kim’s Kakery, Bakery & Café

Rebecca Zimmermann
Hershey Family Bake Shoppe

Felicia Simon
Unique Sweets by Felicia

Tracy Martin
Middle Bay Cakehouse

S.Tina Haldeman
Omni Grove Park Inn

Ashley Holt
Seet Mosters Sweets

Jan Lewandowski
Pulaski Tech


Art of Cake Sculpted

Karlie Story
Indiana Memorial Union

Tara Gardner
Sweet Tower Novelty Cakes & Confections

Marilyn Bawol
Unique Cakes

Felicia Simon
Unique Sweets by Felicia

Nicki Bardet
Elegant Treats

Hannah McBride
The Everglades Club

Jessie Anne Reilly
Take the Cake Décor

Johanna Wyss
Paasche Airbrush Company

Announcing the Competitors for the Pastry Live 2016 Signature Plated Dessert Competition

Eric Le Rouzic
Princess Cruises

Curtis Cameron
The Little Nell

Benjamin Kallenbach
The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge

Jove T. Hubbard
Chicago Athletic Association

Karla Espinosa
KUU Restaurant

Pete Schmutte
Cerulean Restaurant

Jesse Jackson III
No.9 Park (Barbara Lynch Gruppo)


Tina Tomasello
Eataly chicago