2013 National Showpiece Championship Captains!

Applications for this year’s competitions are officially closed!

Pastry Live is proud to announce the team captains for the 2013 National Showpiece Championship. After careful consideration, eight teams of two chefs have been chosen to compete on the morning of Tuesday, August 27th, 2013. 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, Chocolate Delivery Systems, Buffalo, NY
  • Bill Foltz, L’Auberge Casino Resort, Lake Charles, LA
  • David Lewis, The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa, Denver, CO
  • Maura Metheny, Norman Love Chocolates, Fort Myers, FL
  • Jim Mullaney, J Mullaney Pastries, Atlanta, GA
  • Kelsee Newman, Sullivan University, Louisville, KY
  • Julian Perrigo-Jimenez, The Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco, CA

Congratulations on being selected chefs, we’re excited to see what you come up with in August!

Want to see what incredible pieces these chefs create? Don’t forget to buy your tickets!

2013 Passes Now On Sale!

Tickets Available now!

General Admission: $50

A three day pass to Pastry Live 2013. Admission includes Chef demos and admission to all competitions.
Buy now!

Student Admission: $30

A three day student pass to Pastry Live 2013. Admission includes Chef demos and admission to all competitions. You must bring your current Student ID to the event.
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Pastry Live 2013!

We have some great news for Pastry Live 2013! We’ve confirmed the dates and next year will be August 25th, 26th and 27th, Sunday through Tuesday, at the Retreat at Perimeter Summit in Atlanta, Ga.

Photos from the competitions are now up!
Check out the individual competition pages to see the action for yourself.

2012 Winners

The National Showpiece Championship:

Piece By Daniel Keadle & Craig ChamberlainBest Overall Showpiece/Most Excellent Showpiece:
Best Chocolate Showpiece:
Team Captain Daniel Keadle
& Craig Chamberlain


Piece by Gonzalo Jimenez & David LewisBest Artistry:
Team Captain Gonzalo Jimenez
& David Lewis


Piece by Oscar Ortega & Alejandro LechugaBest Sugar Showpiece:
Audience Choice Award:
Team Captain Oscar Ortega
& Alejandro Lechuga


Piece By Joshua Cain & Sheldon MillettCompetitor’s Choice Award:
Team Captain Joshua Cain
& Sheldon Millett


The Art of Cake 2012

1st Place Cake by Dawn Joy StoikaFirst Place:
Dawn Joy Stoika
Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center

2nd Place Cake by Dawn DavisSecond Place:
Dawn Davis
Dawn Bakes Cakes

3rd Place Cake by Valentin GarciaThird Place:
Valentin Garcia
The Bleeding Heart Bakery

Chocolatier of the Year 2012

1st Place Chocolatier, Jermoe Jacob1st Place and Pastry Live’s Chocolatier of the Year:
Jerome Jacob
of Bellagio Resort Hotel and Casino

2nd Place Chocolatier, Melissa Coppel 2nd Place:
People’s Choice Award:
Melissa Coppel
of Jean-Marie Auboine Chocolates

3rd Place Chocolatier, Frederic Loraschi3rd Place:
Frederic Loraschi

2012 Signature Plated Dessert

1st Place, James SatterwhiteFirst Place:
James Satterwhite
Charlotte Country Club

2nd Place, Amanda ParkerSecond Place:
Amanda Parker
Villa Christina

3rd Place, Leslie DavisThird Place:
Leslie Davis
CocoFlow Chocolate Café

Stay tuned for pictures! They are being sorted and will be released shortly.