Julie Eslinger & Mariana Ramirez

Julie Eslinger

Julie Eslinger

Pastry Chef
Colorado Convention Center, Denver CO

Julie loves all things sugar, chocolate, and cake, and is constantly working to develop her skills. As a graduate of The Art Institute of Colorado Julie began to hone her skills as the Pastry Chef for the Denver Broncos. In her current role as Pastry Chef for Centerplate at the Colorado Convention Center, Julie oversees the production of all house made pastry and bakery items and specializes in the execution of custom cakes as well as sugar and Chocolate Showpieces for high end clients. Julie thrives on high volume and loves to push the envelope in order to deliver results. She is responsible for the training and development of her team, whom she loves and thoroughly enjoys working with. In 2012 Julie competed in the ACF Winter Salon in which she received a silver medal for her cold plated dessert. In 2013 & 2014 she competed in Sweet Times in the Rockies, a cake competition where she received both silver and gold medals. In 2014 she competed in the National Showpiece competition at Pastry Live. Outside of work Julie likes to travel, be with friends, and eat at new restaurants.


Mariana Ramirez

Mariana Ramirez

Pastry Supervisor
Colorado Convention Center, Denver Co

As a Graduate of the Art Institute of Colorado’s Baking and Pastry program in 2011, Mariana began to gain experience in various bakeries throughout the Denver area. It was as Pastry Chef for the Denver Award Winning Beatrice and Woodlsey a Zagat Rated “Best New Restaurant” that Mariana honed her skills and defined her style. She put those skills to work for the Denver Broncos as Pastry Chef for Centerplate at Sports Authority Field. There she developed a passion for high end; high volume production. Mariana has taken both of these skills to maximize her results in her current role as Pastry Supervisor for Centerplate at the Colorado Convention Center. Mariana has competed several times in Sweet Times in the Rockies, a cake competition held in Denver where she has received both silver, gold, and best in her division. Mariana strives to improve her expertise and works hard to cultivate the skills of her team. In her free time, Mariana can be found star gazing, spending time with friends and family, or looking for her next culinary adventure.

Posted in 2015 teams, National Showpiece Championship.