American Pie Council

2018 Pie Learning Center - Meet the Demo Chefs!

Chef Monica Kate, Dobla will demonstrating new and creative ideas for how to add  value and innovative esthetic to pies using chocolate decorations. 


American Pie Council’s
2018 Pie Learning Center
Rosen Centre Hotel, Orlando, FL
Tentative Agenda
Thursday, April 5 2018 National Pie Championships
                                        Commercial & Independent Baker Division
5:30-7:00PM         Rich Products Welcome Reception
Friday, April 6, 2018 National Pie Championships Commercial Division
6:30-8:30AM         Registration of Commercial NPC Entries
9:00                 Pie Judging Begins
8:45AM         Welcome 
                                        Kerwin Brown, BEMA
9:00-9:45                 Global Flavor Trends
10:00-10:45         Challenges of Pie Production
                Stratas Foods
11:00-11:45PM         Keeping Pies Current
                Chef Monica Kate, Dobla
12:00-1:15PM         Holton Food Products Luncheon
                    Washington Update
                Lee Sanders, American Bakers Association
1:45-2:00PM         Pie Trends
                Sosland Publishing
2:15-3:00PM         Introducing Guittard with a Chocolate Tasting
                Selecting the right chocolate for you and your product.
                Chef Donald Wressell, The Guittard Chocolate Company
                Chef Josh Johnson, The Guittard Chocolate Company
6:00PM         Colborne Foodbotics, D&W Fine Foods
                Pie Reception and Awards Ceremony
Saturday, April 7, 2018 National Pie Championships 
                                        Amateur & Professional Division
7:00-8:00AM         Amateur Pie Registration
8:00- 8:45AM         Professional Pie Registration
9:00AM         Pie Judging Begins
9:00AM         Welcome
                                        Mark Van Iwaarden, Legendary Baking
9:15-10:00AM         Innovative  Ideas for Finishing Your Pie
                Chef Monica Kate, Dobla
10:15-11:00AM         Deconstructing a Cream Pie to Make a “Shot Glass” Pie
                Chef Joe DiPaolo, Pinnacle Foods 
11:15-12:00PM         Savory Pies
                Chef Clyde Tanner, Academic Director of Culinary, 
                Tampa Art Institute
12:00-1:30PM         Lunch 
1:45-2:30PM         Introducing The Guittard Chocolate Company with a Chocolate                                          Cream Pie tasting.
4:00PM         Pie Party
                Emile Henry Apron Contest
                Iron Chef Contest
6:30PM         NPC Awards Ceremony 
                Amateur and Professional Divisions








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