American Pie Council

2018 Pie Learning Center - Meet the Demo Chefs!

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

For Demo Chef bios click on the links to the left.

For presentations click on the links to the left.


American Pie Council's Pie Learning Center
2018 Agenda
2019 Agenda coming soon!
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                 Cross Category Flavor Trends
                Jennifer McCracken, Fermenich
10:00-10:45         Chocolate 101
                Chef Donald Wressell, The Guittard Chocolate Company
11:00-11:45PM         Keeping Pies Current
                Chef Monica Kate, Dobla North America
12:00-1:15PM         Holton Food Products Luncheon
                    Washington Update
                Lee Sanders, American Bakers Association
1:45-2:00PM         Low Saturates,Organic and Non-GMO Shortening Options
                Jonathan Gilbert, Stratas Foods
2:15-3:00PM         Pie Trends
                Joanie Spencer, Sosland Publishing
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
8:15AM         Welcome
                                        Mark Van Iwaarden, Legendary Baking
8:30-9:15AM         Deconstructing a Cream Pie, to make a "Shot Glass" Pie
                Chef Joseph DiPaolo, Pinnacle Foods LLC
9:30-10:15AM         Innovative Ways to Finish Your Pie
                Chef Monica Kate, Dobla North America 
10:30-11:15PM         Savory Pies
                Chef Clyde Tanner, Academic Director of Culinary, 
                Tampa Art Institute
11:30-12:30PM         Lunch 
1:00-2:30PM         Introducing The Guittard Chocolate Company with a Chocolate Cream Pie tasting.
                                        Chef Donald Wressell
                                        Chef Josh Johnson
                                        The Guittard Chocolate Company
 4:00PM         Pie Party
                Emile Henry Apron Contest
                Iron Chef Contest
6:30PM         NPC Awards Ceremony 
                Amateur and Professional Divisions








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