The French Pastry School
Chocolate Decorations, Petit Gateau and Entremets
Date: Sep 11 - Sep 13, 2007 (6:00 am - 1:00 pm)
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Norman Love, founder of Norman Love Confections, has created edible works of art that have been featured in renowned hotels throughout the country. His passion for pastry will be demonstrated through a modern contemporary approach to chocolate décor for all entremets. Each recipe will be as different as the next with the chocolate as the constant. Chef Norman will reveal how he creates his culinary art from the purest of ingredients including intricate flavor profiles, exotic spices and seasonal fruits that he has discovered during his extensive world-travels.

Norman’s enthusiasm and devotion have positioned him as a visionary in the industry. From the two years he spent in France, learning the craft of pastry-making to his decade at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company opening kitchens is Boston, Dubai and Bali and rising through the ranks to corporate executive pastry chef, his devotion to be the best is evident in each handmade piece of chocolate that is produced in his Fort Myers, Florida-based Chocolate Salon.

Chocolatier and Pastry Art and Design magazine named Norman one of the top 10 pastry chefs in 1996 and 1997. In 1999, he led the U.S. team to a bronze medal in the biennial Coup du Monde de la Patisserie (World Cup of Pastry) competition in France, which featured pastry chefs from 18 nations.

Since founding Norman Love Confections in 2001, Norman has received tremendous national and international recognition – most recently having been selected twice in two months as the No. 1 chocolates in the nation by Consumer Reports. In 2005, USA Today named Norman Love Confections as one of the ten best places to purchase chocolates, while in 2002, the company was selected as one of the top 10 artisan chocolate companies in the country.