2014 Signature plated Dessert Competitors

Angela Kim, The Modern, New York
Eric Kroeker, Caesar’s Palace Las Vegas, Las Vegas
Samantha Mendoza, Triniti, Houston
Jove T. Hubbard, The James Hotel/ David Burke’s Primehouse, Chicago
Ryan Stipp, The Blackthorn Club, Kingsport
Deden Putra, The Peninsula, New York
Cesar Barachina, Turningstone Casino Resort, New York
Donna Yuen, Boston Harbor Hotel, Boston
Stephanie Espinola, The University Club of Chicago, Chicago
Santiago Consuelo, Tout Chocolat, Mexico City

Read the 2014 Signature Plated Dessert Competition Rules.


2013 Signature Plated Dessert Results:

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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

Photos from the competition!


Pastry chefs from restaurants across the nation created and presented eight plates of just one dessert that best represents their signature culinary style. Not only did these talented chefs get featured, but the restaurants they represent also were highlighted and promoted.

Competitors had the chance to incorporate sponsor ingredients into the production of their desserts, furthering networking between themselves and our sponsors. The competition took place on Monday August 26th. The winning dessert is recognized as being the nation’s best dessert.

2013 Signature Plated Dessert Competitiors

After much deliberation, our final competitors for the Signature Plated Dessert competition have been chosen! It wasn’t an easy task as over twenty talented chefs applied for just ten slots this year. But, the following will be competing on Monday, August 26th to see which of them has the top dessert:

Nina Acosta
Nina Acosta
Hyatt Regency Denver
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Charles Barrett
Charles Barrett
Park 75
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Ami Dand
Ami Dand
A Legendary Event
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Virginette Fitzpatrick
Virginette Fitzpatrick
University Club of Chicago
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Joel Gonzalez
Joel Gonzalez
JW Marriott Las Vegas
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Amanda Parker
Derrell Lawery
Sterling Spoon Fresh Culinary Management
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Samantha Mendoza
Samantha Mendoza
Triniti
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Rodrigo Romo
Rodrigo Romo
Tout Chocolat
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Kayla Swartout
Kayla Swartout
The Hermitage Hotel
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Congratulations to each and we’re excited to have such a talented line-up this year! Keep an eye out for more information on each of them as we draw closer to the event.


Check out the 2012 Competition…