2012 National Showpiece Championship Captains

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:

  • Brian Donaghy, The Criollo Group LLC, Buffalo, NY
  • Daniel Keadle, Grand Hyatt, San Antonio, TX
  • Geoffrey Blount, Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, NC
  • Gonzalo Jimenez, Hyatt Regency, New Orleans, LA
  • Joshua Cain, The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte, NC
  • Michelle Garcia, The Bleeding Heart Bakery, Chicago, IL
  • Theresa Gwizdaloski, RICK Moonen’s RM Seafood, Las Vegas, NV
  • Oscar Ortega, Atelier Ortega
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