FORT MYERS, Fla. (Sept. 12, 2013) – Pastry Chef Chocolatiers Maura Metheny and Dan Forgey, of Norman Love Confections, were named this year’s National Showpiece Champions, along with being awarded Best Chocolate Showpiece at the Pastry Live 2013 National Showpiece Championship in Atlanta.
Seven teams of two chefs competed for six hours, utilizing a unique trio of pedestal bases to construct showpieces based on the theme “The Art of Illusion.” Each team chose from either chocolate or sugar to create their innovation and talent while competing for the title of National Showpiece Champions.
Metheny and Forgey’s winning showpiece, titled The Hurwitz Hypnotist, a magician’s-themed chocolate 3-D sculpture inspired by the illusion sculptures of Jonty Hurwitz and the works of Harry Houdini.
“Maura and Dan worked hundreds of hours during the last six months perfecting their showpiece,” said Love. “We’re honored to have these innovative and talented chefs at Norman Love Confections!”
FORT MYERS, Fla. (Sept. 11, 2013) – 3 Wishes co-chair, Lori Sampson-Wilson, today announced that the Nov. 8 fundraiser, benefiting Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida and Make-A-Wish of Southern Florida, is sold out.
The event, now in its second year, will take place at the “Cave of Wonders” at Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in the River District of Fort Myers.
FORT MYERS, Fla. (Aug. 22, 2013) – As summer vacations come to an end and thoughts turn to the fall, Norman Love Confections is introducing Fall in Love, a new line of confections to celebrate the season.
The limited edition chocolates are available Tuesday, Sept. 3 through Thursday, Oct. 31 and feature:
- Chocolate Pecan Tart: Swiss milk chocolate ganache sprinkled with candied pecans in a dark chocolate shell
- Maple Cookie: Fresh baked butter cookies blended with white chocolate maple ganache
- Pumpkin Cheesecake: Pumpkin cheesecake ganache in creamy white chocolate
- Apple Crisp: Tart Granny Smith apple ganache with a caramelized oat topping and a swirl of cinnamon
- Caramel Pear: Golden vanilla caramel with fresh pear wrapped in milk chocolate
Norman Love, of Norman Love Confections, was the featured speaker at the IMC NextGen Speaker Series in June at Bay Colony Golf Club. Love, recognized for his entrepreneurial successes, discussed the challenges and issues he faced growing his business.
The mission of the IMC NextGen Speaker Series is to encourage leadership, philanthropic involvement, mentorship and connectivity.
Norman Love Confections chocolate salons are located in Fort Myers and Naples; and Artisan Gelato by Norman Love, a Euro-chic gelateria, is located in Fort Myers. For more information, visit www.normanloveconfections.com.
FORT MYERS, Fla. (Aug. 2, 2013) – Chef Norman Love, of Norman Love Confections, has announced the appointment of Susan Battaglia as corporate sales manager. Battaglia will be responsible for sales strategies and community outreach throughout Southwest Florida.
Battaglia joins Norman Love Confections from Ruth’s Chris Steak House where for six years she held several positions. Most recently, she was sales and catering manager coordinating private events and off-site catering functions for 10 to 550 guests.
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