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The Pastry Artistry of Antonio Bachour at The J&G Grill and The St.Regis Bal Harbour Resort

I first came across Antonio Bachour‘s work during the 2nd annual StarChef’s Pastry Competition in 2011. Bachour was one of three finalists. His work was visually very impressive. From that time on, I began to notice and see more and […]

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StarChefs ICC 2012 – Chocolate Innovations – Francisco Migoya

It was a real treat to have a front row seat watching Francisco Migoya at work – crafting beautiful and delectable chocolate creations with precise technique and imaginative design. Migoya presented three main platforms for innovation: rethinking chocolate’s base ingredients, […]

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Tapping into Your Staff’s Collective Creativity – Michael Laiskonis

Pastry Chef Michael Laiskonis is an industry icon—a leader, innovator, and mentor who has inspired generations of cooks both in the kitchen, as well as through his thoughtful prose and active participation in the world’s culinary dialogue. After eight years […]

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Madrid Fusion Day Two – Sicilian Scents

From my visit to Noto 2002
My father's grandmother was born in the town of Noto in Southeastern Sicily, so I was excited to visit that town when I traveled to Sicily in 2002. I was also excited to visit Noto, […]

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Under the Wynn: Pastry and Bread – Part One – Pastry

I have been to a number of medical meetings including some in Las Vegas. It is not unusual for them to supply a continental breakfast in the morning before the meeting gets going. It is unusual for that breakfast to […]

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