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Pastry Chef Denise Elliott wins gold medal at culinary arts competition


FORT MYERS, Fla. (Sept. 17, 2014) – For the second year in a row, Pastry Chef Denise Elliott, with Norman Love Confections, has won the Florida Pastry Challenge gold medal at the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show’s American Culinary Federation Culinary Arts Competition in Orlando.

Elliott was honored with the prestigious award for her chocolate centerpiece based on this year’s theme, “Florida’s Farm to Table.”

“This was a great opportunity for Denise to showcase her talents to a statewide audience of culinarians,” said Norman Love. “Our pastry chefs are consummate professionals which is illustrated in competitions as well as every day at Norman Love Confections.”

Pastry Chef Justin Fry a double winner at Pastry Live competition


FORT MYERS, Fla. (Sept. 10, 2014) – Chef Justin Fry, of Norman Love Confections, is the winner of the fourth annual Chocolatier of the Year competition at Pastry Live 2014 in Atlanta.

Sixteen international and national chocolate artisans competed for the honor by crafting a molded chocolate as well as a specialty enrobed chocolate. The chocolates were judged on taste, creativity and workmanship.

Fry’s chocolates earned him high marks for the creative flavors and high-quality craftsmanship. His Lemon Hazelnut chocolate, a balance of white chocolate, hazelnut pralines and lemon ganache mixed with candied hazelnuts, impressed the judges with its unique taste and elegant design. Also highly favored for its originality and superb flavors was Fry’s Litchi Raspberry chocolate, which featured layers of litchi ganache, raspberry pate de fruit and a coconut crunch, all enrobed in milk chocolate.

The competition’s Peoples’ Choice Award was also bestowed upon Fry for his Lemon Hazelnut bonbon. His chocolates were nearly unanimously chosen by the audience tasters as the favorite.

Princess Cruises Debuts “Chocolate Journeys” in Partnership with World-Renowned Chocolatier Norman Love


New Program Offers Guests the Most Delectable Chocolate Experience at Sea

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (July 29, 2014) – Princess Cruises today announced a delectable new partnership with internationally acclaimed master chocolatier and pastry designer Norman Love. “Chocolate Journeys,” the line’s new onboard chocolate experience will entice guests with an impressive array of onboard chocolate offerings among which are custom-crafted desserts, chocolate and wine pairings, and exquisite chocolate bites created by one of the top names in artisan chocolate.

Norman Love promotes Miranda Prince to cake designer


FORT MYERS, Fla. (July 1, 2014) – Chef Norman Love, of Norman Love Confections, has announced the promotion of Pastry Chef Miranda Prince as cake designer. Prince will oversee the design and production of custom and specialty cakes including N Love wedding cakes.

“I’m looking forward to working with clients to create the cakes of their dreams,” said Prince. “Each person and event is different and the cake should reflect their unique one-of-a-kind needs.”

With eight years of pastry experience, Prince joins NLC from a pastry supply company for artisan chefs in Fredericksburg, Texas where she was responsible for ordering and receiving product as well as assisting in production and production scheduling. From 2009 thru 2012, Prince owned Gimme Some Sugar in Las Vegas, providing pastries and custom celebrity cakes for nightclubs and hotels including Tao Las Vegas, Marquee Las Vegas, Lavo Las Vegas LAX, Pure, Savile Row, Crazy Horse, Chateau and Gallery. Prior to Gimme Some Sugar, she was a baker at Bellagio Las Vegas.

Norman Love addresses World Pastry Stars


FORT MYERS, Fla. (June 6, 2014) – Norman Love recently joined nine other master pastry chefs as featured speakers at the inaugural World Pastry Stars at the Four Seasons in Milan, Italy. The sold-out event of 500 pastry chefs from around the world was recognized as a moment of comparison among pastry chefs who are acknowledged for their talents as well as for their entrepreneurism.

“We’re honored to have Norman join the other masters who have put contemporary pastry-making on the map with their shared experiences and business methods to those in the pastry and catering trades,” said Carla Icardi, director of Italian Gourmet and a sponsor of the event.

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