Monday, October 22, 2012


The Pastry Chef Showcase held at the Ranchmen's Club 

Clark Adams (left) and Andreas Schwarzer members of the pastry chef guild of Albert which organized the event

Fundraising from the event benefits L'arche Calgary and scholarships for Baking and Pastry Arts students

Brulee Patisserie Chefs Rachael Holly and Niki (not pictured)

Ginger pecan torte with espresso mascarpone cream and pecan crackle

Crave's Ashley Daoust

Crave's Peanut butter Adventure - cornflake and graham crumb base layer, chocolate truffle made with Valrhona chocolate and Crave chocolate cake, peanut butter cream cheese mousse salted whipped cream, candied peanuts handcrafted caramel sauce topped with honey tuiles and signature Crave-o-licious Callebault chocolate shavings

The creation from Manuel Latruwe Belgian Patisserie and Bread Shop

NOtaBLE's Bryan Low

NOtaBLE's Mousse Duo: Sweet meets Savoury.  White chocolate tonka bean and spiced golden beet.  Cherry Cassis Chocolate Mousse and Flourless Chocolate.

The Ranchmen's Club's Katelin Bland

Halloween Treats Revisited: Tootsie Roll Chocolate Fudge Sauce, Crunchie Bar Gelato Truffle Caramel Apple Mousse Cake, and Raspberry Pop Rocks Lollipop

A closer look at the dessert

The Ranchmen's Club Second Offering: Deconstructed Pumpkin Pie

A closer look at the Ranchmen's Club second offering

Mona, Jesse and Lindsey of SAIT Polytechnic Baking and Pastry Arts Students

SAIT's Spiced Plum Verrine, Pear and Apricot Fruit bomb, Lindt Ecuador Chocolate with Spiced Rum Ganache and Chili

A closer look at SAIT's dessert

Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire Pastry Chef Bishwa Pati (right) with chef Alanna

Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire's Duo Passion Fruit Dome and Opera Parisienne

A closer look at Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire's dessert

Pastry Chef Tracie Zahavich and chef both of Silver Golf Club

Silver Springs' Chocolate Beet Cake - white chocolate goat's cheese mousse, raspberry beet sauce, candied pecan crumb, glass beet chip

A closer look at Silver Springs'dessert

Gary Dong of Teatro's passion fruit white chocolate cheesecake

Alison LaFrance of Whippt Desserts and Catering

Whippt's New Age Apple Pie

Wilde Grainz's Pastry Chef Karen Schoenrank (right) and Chef Glen

Wilde Grainz's Chocolate Hazlenut Slice with Salted Caramel Sauce

A closer look at Wilde Grainz's dessert

Winner of the People's Choice Award: Alison LaFrance of Whippt


Winner of the Professional award Pastry Chef Bishwa Pati of Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire

The 2012 Pastry Chef Showcase featured some of Calgary's finest Pastry chefs who each put meticulous detail into desserts, ready for the eager crowd (with equally large sweet tooths) at The Ranchmens Club in Calgary on a cold Sunday afternoon.  As sponsor of this year’s event, City Style and Living Magazine was proud of the talents that Calgary has to offer, with proceeds in support of L’Arche Calgary, SAIT Baking & Pastry Arts Students, and the Pastry Chef Guild of Alberta.

Qzina and Lisserto, showcased fine pastry products for the avid baker to the most advanced pastry chef including Kakao Berlin chocolate, maple syrup butter from Quebec, to macrons silicone moulds and icing sugar decorations while wine and cheese stations helped to cut some of the richness from the sweets.

Chefs competed to win the coveted profession prize and people's choice award. This year's winner of the People's Choice Award was Alison LaFrance of Whippt and winner of the Professional award was Pastry Chef Bishwa Pati of Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire.

Giddiness exuded from the crowd and adults turned to children complete with sugar highs and resounding ‘wows’.  The organization, quality and passion that was involved in the Showcase was and continues to be outstanding and the must attend sweet event of the season!

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