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Chef Chris Hanmer Judging at The Big Gateaux Show

World Champion Pastry Chef Chris Hanmer will be attending the upcoming 20th anniversary New Orleans Wine & Food Experience May 22-26, 2012. Chef Chris will be serving as a judge as 5-member teams compete in a cake showpiece competition, a new event specially scheduled for the 20th anniversary celebration: The Big Gateaux Show. “Over the […]

Chef Hanmer to Showcase at Food & Wine Cayman Cookout

Chef Chris Hanmer, winner of Top Chef: Just Desserts season 2 and world pastry champion, will be showcased at the annual Food & Wine Cayman Cookout January 12 -15, 2012. Chef Chris will be among the many notable chefs and celebrities that cook for, “The Caribbean’s Premier Epicurean Event.” This year’s event is hosted by […]

Chris Hanmer on Top Chef Just Desserts

The School of Pastry Design’s own Chef Chris Hanmer will be competing on season 2 of Bravo Channel’s Top Chef: Just Desserts! The new season premiers on Wednesday, August 24, 2011. See Chef Chris Hanmer on Bravo’s promo.

Chef Chris Hanmer Featured in American Cake Decorating Magazine

World champion pastry chef Chris Hanmer is featured in the September/October 2010 issue of American Cake Decorating Magazine.  The article, entitled, How to Conduct a Chocolate Tasting, allows Chef Chris to share his love and knowledge of chocolate with readers. Chocolate tastings, referred to as a “genius idea,” can be used is dozens of ways.  […]

Chef Chris Hanmer to Attend IBIE 2010 in Las Vegas

World Champion Pastry Chef Chris Hanmer will be attending the International Baking Industry Exposition ( IBIE ) in Las Vegas, Nevada, September 26-29, 2010.  You will find Chef Chris in the Chef Rubber booth #3022 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Chef Chris will be working with the Chef Rubber team to demonstrate products that […]

Latest Food Network Challenge: Runaway Chocolate Premieres This Week

The Food Network Challenge will premiere the Runaway Chocolate challenge on Sunday, August 29, 2010, at 8:00 PM in the east and west time zones.  In the Runaway Chocolate episode, “Four chocolatiers create chocolate showpieces inspired by a mode of transportation.  The hard part?  These delicate chocolate vehicles will have to move.”   For this […]

Behind the Scenes at a Food Network Challenge

People often ask me what it’s like to do a Food Network Challenge (FNC).  Let me pull back the curtain a little and give you a behind-the-scenes look at creating a chocolate showpiece for an FNC program.  The average time to get ready for FNC is about 20 days!  As you can imagine … this […]

Extreme Candy Coasters Food Network Challenge

World Champion Pastry Chef Chris Hanmer recently competed in the Food Network Challenge Extreme Candy Coasters, and the episode airs Sunday, June 13, 2010, at 8:00 PM in most time zones. For this challenge of chocolate showpieces, the chefs, “… visit Hersheypark to find inspiration for their own original chocolate roller coasters. Not only do […]

The Chicago NRA Conference was a Success

I enjoyed being at the National Restaurant Association conference in Chicago this week.  It was great to meet with all of the folks that came out to see our new Showforms product and to say, “Hello.”  As always in the windy city, the food was outstanding and we had an exciting time. The Showforms were […]