Pastry Live 2013 winners!

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National Showpiece Championship

The 2013 National Showpiece Champions & Winners of the $5,000 prize
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Best Overall/Most Excellent Showpiece:
Best Chocolate Showpiece:

Team Captain Maura Metheny
Norman Love Chocolates, Fort Myers, FL

Dan Forgey
Norman Love Chocolates, Fort Myers, FL


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Best Sugar Showpiece:
Best Artistry:
Competitor’s Choice:

Team Captain Bill Foltz
L’Auberge Casino Resort, Lake Charles, LA

Arlety Estevez
L’auberge Casino Hotel, Baton Rouge, LA


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Audience Choice:

Team Captain Jim Mullaney
J Mullaney Pastries, Atlanta, GA

Alex Hwang
Cherokee Town & Country Club, Atlanta, GA


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Sponsor’s Choice:

Team Captain Julian Perrigo-Jimenez
The Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco, CA

Andrea Alfaro
Carmel Valley Ranch, Carmel, CA

Check out photos from the 2013 National Showpiece Championship!

Signature Plated Dessert:

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1st Place: Joel Gonzalez, JW Marriott Las Vegas Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV


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2nd Place: Rodrigo Romo
Tout Chocolat, Mexico City, Mexico

3rd Place: Kayla Swartout
The Hermitage Hotel, Nashville, TN

Chocolatier of the Year

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1st: Melissa Coppel, Jean-Marie Auboine Chocolates, Las Vegas, NV
2nd: Maura Metheny, Norman Love Confections, Fort Myers, FL
3rd: Jose Luis Castellanos, Barry Callebaut Chocolate Academy Center, Chicago, IL
People’s Choice: Melissa Coppel, Jean-Marie Auboine Chocolates, Las Vegas, NV

The Art of Cake

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1st Place:
Joseph Cumm
EdenJoesCakery, York, PA

2nd: Gretchen George
Le Cordon Bleu, Tucker, GA

3rd:Jessie Anne Reilly
Take the Cake Decor, Somerset, KY

Student Chocolate Challenge

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1st Place:
Brooke Hoekstra
Joliet Junior College, Joliet, IL

2nd: Paige Fuhrman
York Technical Institute, Lancaster, PA

3rd: Joseph Slone, Savannah
Technical College
, Savannah, GA

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