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U.S. Pastry Chef of the Year schedule to demonstrate craft

Published on Tuesday, August 20, 2013

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Ben Shelton, U.S. Pastry Chef of the Year, will demonstrate his craft Sept. 4 at Culinard in Greenville.

Ben Shelton, U.S. Pastry Chef of the Year, will demonstrate his craft Sept. 4 at Culinard in Greenville.



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Ben Shelton’s winning creation,  

Ben Shelton’s winning creation,  "Origins," consisted of three components: a chocolate oriented showpiece and blown sugar; an entremet comprised of chocolate, passion fruit, banana and hazelnut layers; and praline bonbons.

Culinard, the Culinary Institute of Virginia College in Greenville , will host U.S. Pastry Chef of the Year Ben Shelton for a pastry demonstration and lecture to be held Wednesday, Sept. 4, from 10 - 11:30 a.m. at its campus located at 78 Global Drive. The free event is open to current and prospective students of Culinard.

Shelton received first place honors and was named U.S. Pastry Chef of the Year at the 24th Annual U.S. Pastry Competition. Shelton’s winning creation,  “Origins,” which consisted of three components: a chocolate oriented showpiece and blown sugar; an entremet comprised of chocolate, passion fruit, banana and hazelnut layers; and praline bonbons.

“We are excited to have Chef Shelton come speak to our students and prospective students and demonstrate his love of pastry arts to them,” said Chef Mark Bergstrom, program director of Culinard in Greenville. “Chef Shelton’s appearance is something everyone is looking forward to seeing and his demonstration is sure to be a first class lesson in pastry expertise.”

 

 

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