Best Desserts Awards at Great American Dessert Expo

Jun 18, 2007, 01:00 ET from Lubicom

    ATLANTA, June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- As if America's sweet tooth needed
 more prodding, an exclusive trade show for the dessert industry recognized
 a number of great tasting desserts at the 5th Annual Great American Dessert
 Expo in Atlanta, GA June 1-3, 2007. The American Culinary Federation
 Greater Atlanta Chapter hosted the first ever "Signature Cake Competition"
 and additional awards were presented to the winners of the second "Small
 Bite, Big Taste" Competition. The show, held in conjunction with
 Coffeefest, is the nation's first trade show dedicated exclusively to the
 huge dessert industry.
     The ACF Greater Atlanta Chapter Signature Cake Competition was
 sponsored by Barry Callebaut. The theme of the competition was "Spring time
 in Atlanta." 12 beautiful cakes were entered and judged by leading
 personalities in the pastry world including Joe Amendola, Helmut Holzer,
 Chris Northmore and Derek Spendlove. The winner of the $2,000 Grand Prize
 went to Kyong Ran Hwang, $1,000 2nd Prize winner was Sara Payne and $500
 3rd Prize winner was Susan Notter.
     The winners for the second "Small Bite, Big Taste" Competition reserved
 for Dessert Expo exhibitors were: Best New Products went to Mercer's Dairy
 for their wine ice cream and Trish Pat, Nettie and Angel's Gorgeous Grub
 for their toffee infused sauce enveloping the tart green apple canopy. The
 Best Pastry went to Depree Rum Cakes LLC - Their recipe for their
 traditional Rum Cake was handed down from generation to generation. The
 Best Chocolate went to Barry Callebaut for their Cacao Barry "Mexique" 66%
 new single origin dark chocolate. The Best Confectionary went to Trish Pat,
 Nettie and Angel's Gorgeous Grub once again for their exotic Sulky
 Combination of passion-fruit, apricot, mango and rich clotted cream coddled
 in marbled chocolate. Each winner received an engraved Dessert Plate
 listing their award along with a prize, a vacation for two.
     Organizers are already planning to double the size of the Great
 American Dessert Expo next year which will be held April 7-8, 2008 at the
 Georgia International Convention Center adjacent to the airport in Atlanta,
 Georgia. Dessert Expo will be keeping the family together in expanding the
 show into The Great American Dessert Experience. They will be doing even
 more in presenting the perfect combination to coffee houses, hotels,
 restaurants, foodservice retailers and more with thought provoking seminars
 and demonstrations.

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