When: Back to Calendar November 17, 2012 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Where: The Art Institute in Santa Monica
2900 31st St
Santa Monica,CA 90405
Cost: $50-$120
Contact: Joyce Appleman
Tags: C-Cap Just Desserts event Careers through culinary arts program



Guests will enjoy a myriad of tastings from celebrity pastry chefs, confectioners, bakeries, coffee and tea purveyors, and other specialty vendors; classes from recognized experts in their fields; celebrity cookbook signings; a “JUST DESSERTS CHALLENGE,” where C-CAP graduate chefs will compete using a mystery basket of mandatory ingredients; and an exciting Silent Auction.

Proceeds from the event will benefit Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) Los Angeles program.

Over 30 Pastry Chefs, bakeries, chocolatiers, and specialty vendors will be hosting tasting stations, demonstrations, and classes, and autographing books. They include:

Sherry Yard, LA’s own superstar Executive Pastry Chef, Spago Beverly Hills.
Duff Goldman, owner of Charm City Cakes, and the star of the Food Network’s Ace of Cakes.
Donald Wressell, Pastry Chef for Guittard Chocolate Company and Team Captain for the Pastry Team USA.
Alice Medrich, “The First Lady of Chocolate,” baker and cookbook author, and founder of the Cocolat chain of chocolate stores.
Evan Kleiman, Host of Good Food on KCRW, renowned owner and executive chef for over 25 years of Angeli Caffe (now closed), and best-selling author of numerous cookbooks.
Carlos Enriquez, Corporate Executive Pastry Chef of the Patina Restaurant Group and Chef Contestant on Bravo’s Top Chef Just Desserts.
Marcel Vigneron, Chef Contestant on Bravo’s Top Chef All-Stars and Host of Syfy’s Marcel’s Quantum Kitchen.
Jet Tila, Chef of The Charleston and Chef Contestant on the Food Network’s Iron Chef America.
Ricardo Zarate, Food & Wine magazine’s “Best New Chef.”
Roy Choi, Food & Wine magazine’s “Best New Chef.”
Craig Poirier, Pastry Chef of MB Post and Chef Contestant on Bravo’s Top Chef Just Desserts.
Josiah Citrin, Chef and Founder of Mélisse, a two-star Michelin award-winning restaurant.

Saturday, November 17, 2012,
2:00 to 5:00 p.m.—General Admission 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.—VIP Early Entry

The International Culinary School at the Art Institute of California-Los Angeles 2900 31st Street, Santa Monica

Tickets: VIP Tickets for early entry (1:00 to 5:00 p.m.) and access to all tastings, demonstrations and classes, admission to “JUST DESSERTS CHALLENGE,” and a gift bag are $100 per person payable in advance ($120 per person payable at the door). General Admission Tickets are $50 per person payable in advance ($75 per person payable at the door).

For more information and to purchase tickets, contact Gloria Barke, 818-756-1260.

To purchase tickets online:

*A complete list of participants and schedule are available on our website:

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