On Monday, June 6th, ten of the finest pastry chefs in America were honored at the 23rd annual Dessert Professional Magazine Top Ten Pastry Chefs in America at Institute of Culinary Education (ICE) in New York City.
The event was presented by Guittard Chocolate, KitchenAid, Beurremont, Prova Gourmet, agrimontana. Pastry 1, and Sasa-Demarle. The Great Purple Cupcake Project is the benefiting charity of the 2016 Top Ten Pastry Chefs in America event.
The 2016 winners will be featured in the August/September 2016 issue of Dessert Professional Magazine. Guests sampled the decadent desserts prepared by the top ten pastry chefs:
Cedric Barberet - Bistro Barberet, Lancaster, PA
Morand Dare - New York Hilton Midtown, NY, NY
Joseph DiPaolo Jr. - Pinnacle Foods, Parsippany, NJ
Kelly Fields - Besh Restaurant Group & Co-Owner Willa Jean, New Orleans, LA
Scott Green - The Langham Hotel, Chicago, IL
Alex Grunert - Brooklyn Fare Manhattan, NY, NY
Lauren V. Haas - Int'l Institute of Baking and Pastry Arts, Johnson & Wales University,
Frank Iglesias - Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket, CT
Robert Nieto - Kendall-Jackson Winery, Santa Rosa, CA
Jean-Marc Viallet - Disneyland Resort, Anaheim, CA
2016 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE
Biagio Settepani - Pasticceria Bruno, Staten Island, NY
Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket, CT
Strawberry Rhubarb Push Pop, Spring Globe, Irish Cream Pop Rocks Choux,
Hazelnut Banana Yuzu Cream
Lauren V. Haas
Int'l Institute of Baking and Pastry Arts, Johnson & Wales University,
Kumquat and Yogurt-Cassis
Bergamot, Coconut, Lime and Milk Chocolate
Besh Restaurant Group & Co-Owner Willa Jean, New Orleans, LA
Cornbread Pudding Bourbon Blackberry Peaches and Buttermilk Sherbet
New York Hilton Midtown, NY, NY
Strawberry Blossom - Strawberry Yuzu & Green Tea
Kendall-Jackson Winery, Santa Rosa, CA
Blueberry Mousse with mango Passion Fruit Sorbet
with Dehydrated Dulcey Mousse Verjus Gel and Jasmine Cream
Italian custom jewelry designer IOSSELLIANI is holding a stock and sample sale on Wednesday 6/22 and Thursday 6/23, 9am-8pm.
The sale is featuring the fine jewelry collection Puro IOSSELLIANI, sterling silver and 18K goldplated personal jewelry as well as their main collection IOSSELLIANI which features swarowski and cubic zirconia statement jewelry; stacking rings, bracelets, earrings, necklaces and pins, 30%-50% off original price.
Enjoi Lux anfd Kami Cosmetics Presents The Glam Room event was held on Sunday, June 5th at Studio 450, at 450 West 31st Street.
Enjoi Lux merged glamour and empowerment into a 1 day fashion & beauty experience celebrating the drive and determination of today's woman. By adding a touch of GLAM to a day of beauty and inspiration, attendees had an opportunity to hear tips and tricks of the trade from a panel of industry influencers while shopping and enjoying sips and treats.
The GLAM panelists included Kyrzayda Rodriguez, from Style Network's "Glam Fairy," Brooklyn's Dollhouse owner, Chyna Russell, top yoga expert in New York City, Kat Fowler and hair & beauty editor, Deena Campbell. The panel was moderated by multimedia beauty and wellness journalist, Grace Gold.
The panelists shared their own challenges. Since Instagram posts make everything look so perfect, Chyna struggles with being able to show her vulnerable side on social media, and she's been able to connect with her followers in that way through Facebook Live, as they get a glimpse into her home life and being a mom. Kyrzayda told us how she quits everyday, but then picks herself up and keeps going, and to always put your best foot forward, even when you are tired. For Kat, being a freelancer, is challenging since you don't have the stability of a normal job and end up having to deal with a lot of rejection. It'd important to believe in yourself when things don't go your way, and remember to tell yourself this is who you are and what you do and you're here for a reason. Make sure you are being clear on your purpose and mission.
When asked who they take inspiration from, Chyna said her clientele, as she really tries to understand what it is they would like to achieve. Kyrzayda takes inspiration from her followers and their comments, as well as bloggers that she follows. They also talked about how important collaborations are, and how it's a great way to grow and learn something new from each other.
Check out the highlights / brands below from the event.
Eyebrow demo with Kami Cosmetics and Kluermoi
Complimentary manicures from Nails By Shatief
Body Defining certified personal trainer, speaker, author & wellness coach Reggie Lamptey showcased Herbalife product and offered mini massages.
Fit For Life Boutique owner Raeshawn Horry
Salon 161 offered complimentary eyebrow threading
Amazing body care products from Lux Shea Organics. The line includes Whipped Buttercream and Sugar Body Scrub in Brazilian Nut, Mango Butter, Grapefruit, Coconut Lime and Coffee & Sugars scents.
Lily & Eve clutch and fan purses
Pink Harlow clutches
Kaderique handmade jewelry, made out of recycled tees. Ones that don't have any metal clasps can easily be cleaned in the washing machine or hand washed.
De' Maya's Sweets including cupcakes and mini cheesecakes