CRPC Chicago Restaurant Pastry Competition Season 3 Competitors at The Chicago School of Mold Making

We are proud to present The Chicago Restaurant Pastry Competition Season 3. This three time Emmy award-winning video series is sponsored by, and filmed at The Chicago School of Mold Making. The four international competing chefs have been chosen by “blind” audition; submitting photos and recipes. They are judged by the creativity and concept alone, the chefs’ names redacted until the finalists are selected.

This year joining us, we have Pastry Chefs Meg Galus of NoMi Restaurant, at Park Hyatt Chicago, Illinois; Michaela Hapak of Splendido Restaurant in Toronto, Ontario; Jim Hutchison of Winvian Relais & Chateaux in Morrix, Connecticut; Sean Pera of The Umstead Hotel & Spa in Cary, North Carolina. Please enjoy The Chicago Restaurant Pastry Competition Season Three: International Edition, and don’t forget to take a look “behind the scenes.”

Episode 1: Third Time’s A Charm

Meet the four contestants:Meg Galus of NoMi Restaurant, at Park Hyatt Chicago, Illinois; Michaela Hapak of Splendido Restaurant in Toronto, Ontario; Jim Hutchison of Winvian Relais & Chateaux in Morrix, Connecticut; Sean Pera of The Umstead Hotel & Spa in Cary, North Carolina. The chefs presentations are mouth-watering in the Artisan Milkshake Challenge…

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Episode 2: Mystery Casting Challenge

Using organic and fair trade ingredients, the chefs design and create a composed dessert within a cast 4″ sphere for the Sphere Mold Challenge. The top-tier celebrity judges; Antonio Bachour, Curtis Duffy and Will Goldfarb offer astute comments. With beautiful desserts creations and insightful dialogue, this is an inspiring challenge you don’t want to miss!

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Episode 3: Signature Plated Desserts

The final challenge of CRPC3 really ups the ante as the four pastry chef competitors have to adapt their Signature Plated Desserts and present them on colorful Steelite Craft textured plates. We get to ‘taste’ their creations through the insightful comments of the Judges. Which is your favorite?

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Episode 4: Who Will Win?

This episode, follows the four pastry chef contestants, selected from among the world’s top pastry chefs, as the winner is announced at an elaborate awards reception at Grace restaurant in Chicago. Which is your favorite?

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Season 3 Trailer

Mark your calendar and join us for the fun:

  • Episode 1: January 20 – Third Time’s The Charm
  • Episode 2: February 17 – Mystery Casting Challenge
  • Episode 3: March 17 – Signature Plated Dessert
  • Episode 4: April 21 – Awards Reception at Grace

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Behind the Scenes at CRPC 3

Read Dessert Professional‘s article on the Making of Season 3 of The Chicago Restaurant Pastry Competition.
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Check out Season 2 of the Chicago Restaurant Pastry Competition