AUI Pastry Cup
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2016 Competitors

Alina Muratova

Alina Muratova

Pastry Chef,
Washington State Convention Center (WA)

Benjamin Copeland

Benjamin Copeland

Pastry Chef,
The Gasparilla Inn and Club (FL)

Brianne Maggiore

Brianne Maggiore

Pastry Chef de Partie,
Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale (AZ)

Curtis

Curtis Cameron

Executive Pastry Chef,
Las Alcobas Napa Valley (CA)

Erin Reed

Erin Reed

Executive Pastry Chef,
Park Hyatt & Blue Duck Tavern (DC)

Guillermo Magana

Guillermo Magana

Pastry Chef,
The Country Club at DC Ranch (AZ)

Heather Lakey

Heather Lakey

Pastry Chef de Partie,
Four Seasons Resort Westlake Village (CA)

Kaity Mitchell

Kaity Mitchell

Chocolatier & Pastry Cook,
Gotham Bar and Grill (NY)

Kevin Clemenceau

Kevin Clemenceau

Chocolatier & Pastry Sous Chef,
Pitchoun Bakery Café (CA)

Leen Kim

Leen Kim

Executive Pastry Chef,
The Omni Homestead Resort (VA)

Ryan Westover

Ryan Westover

Chocolatier & Baking/Pastry Chef Instructor,
Blüprint Chocolatiers & Stratford University (VA)

Steven Cheung

Steven Cheung

Executive Pastry Chef,
Global Gourmet Catering (CA)

2017 Competition

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The AUI Pastry Cup brings together the most creative pastry chefs in America to compete in three rounds of challenges in a lively and exciting environment.

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

Kevin-Clemenceau

2017 Winner

Kevin Clemenceau