AUI Pastry Cup
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Compete in 2017

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A team of seasoned judges will select 12 finalists from a preliminary round of plated dessert recipe submissions featuring AUI’s featured ingredient. Those 12 finalists will then be flown into AUI’s corporate headquarters near Washington, D.C. for three rounds of live competition. After each round, half of the competitors will be eliminated until only three finalists remain to compete for the title of AUI Pastry Cup Champion and the $5,000 grand prize.

The live competition will test the finalist’s creativity, technique, and workmanship over the course of two days. The first day will call for a pre-dessert, plated dessert from the recipe submission phase. On the second day, the remaining three competitors will present entremets and bon bons.

Meet the 2017 judges

Cher Harris

Cher Harris, CEPC

Executive Pastry Chef,
The Hotel Hershey

Scott Green

Scott Green

Pastry Chef & Owner,
Devil’s Food Kitchen

Ewald Notter

Ewald Notter

Pastry Chef & Educator

Orlando Santos, CEPC

Orlando Santos, CEPC

Executive Pastry Chef,
MGM Grand Detroit

Vincent Attali

2016 Winner

Vincent Attali
Recipe: Chocolate Wildwood

2016 Competitors

Corey Thomson

Corey Thomson

Executive Pastry Chef,
Ritz Carlton Dallas

Vincent Attali

Vincent Attali

Pastry Chef,
Mourad

Erin Reed

Erin Reed

Executive Pastry Chef,
DBGB DC

Giane Cavaliere

Giane Cavaliere

Pastry Chef,
Volt Restaurant

Nina Firulli

Nina Firulli

Pastry Chef,
Tallulah on Thames

Alex Weissenfluh

Alex Weissenfluh

Pastry Chef,
On the Marsh Bistro

Cori Schlemmer

Cori Schlemmer

Pastry Sous Chef,
L'Auberge Casino Resort

Eric Kalaboke

Eric Kalaboke

Executive Pastry Chef,
Le Bilboquet

Joel Gonzalez

Joel Gonzalez

Executive Pastry Chef,
JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Guillermo Magana

Guillermo Magana

Pastry Chef de Partie,
Phoenician Resort and Hotel

David Collier

David Collier

Executive Pastry Chef,
Park Hyatt

Keith Wallace

Keith Wallace

Executive Pastry Chef,
Gurneys Montauk