Jerome Landrieu

Jerome LandrieuTechnical advisor
Director of the Barry Callebaut CHOCOLATE ACADEMY™ center in Chicago
After receiving his certification in pastry and chocolate, Chef Landrieu worked at multiple highly esteemed sweet shops and restaurants in France. In these positions, he managed large kitchen teams putting out decadent desserts and studied under three MOF chefs (the highest honor in France for artisans), enabling him to perfect his craft. Chef Landrieu’s passion for excellence led him to begin teaching at the Superior National School of Confectionery and Pastry and, just before coming to the United States, he finished his fourth year at The Bellouet Conseils School, a prestigious Parisian school for the art of desserts. While studying at The Bellouet Conseils School, Chef Landrieu began traveling around the world to conduct pastry and chocolate demonstrations. It was during this time that his interest and passion for international food and culture was born.Continue reading

James Satterwhite

James SatterwhiteExecutive Pastry Chef
Charlotte Country Club

James Satterwhite first learned about food working with his Grandmother at the family farm and there was first inspired to cook and learned the value and meaning of hard work.

At 16 he started working at local restaurants and started his journey to become a chef.

After 10 years of working in local restaurants he attended the baking and pastry program at the Culinary Institute of America where he earned most outstanding baker of his class.Continue reading

Dawn Joy Stoika

Dawn Joy Stoika

Cake Decorator and Designer

Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center
Nashville, TN

A Tennessee native, Dawn Joy Stoika became interested in the art of cake decorating after graduating Union University with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Through practice and courage, she left the corporate world and started working at a bakery in downtown Nashville. After 4 years she advanced to Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention center as lead cake decorator and designer. It is there where she perfected her skill in piping and sculpture. It is Dawn Joy’s eye for detail, creative designs, and eloquent scroll work that has made her shine bright.Continue reading